Deputy Director in Engagement and Philanthropy

Brisbane, Australia
15 Dec 2017
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14 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) has long, proud traditions of innovation and leadership across student education and research.

In just over a century, more than 27,000 Faculty graduates have gone on to use their UQ education to have significant impact on our state, our nation and across the world. We believe that lifelong success is fostered at UQ through great education – inspiring students to think differently, ask the difficult questions, be a positive disruptive influence, and fulfil every ounce of their potential.

Our research provides a rich and diverse flow of breakthrough technologies that are helping to improve communities around the world. From novel hydrogen storage and next generation polymers to biomedical engineering and mining safety, our research outcomes are solving problems for local and international communities, and our industry partners.

For more information about the Faculty, please visit:

The role

The successful appointee will be responsible for a mature program of alumni and industry engagement, strategic events, communications and some fundraising. Advancement at EAIT is in a growth phase, providing many exciting opportunities for future success. This position will report to the Director of Advancement.

The Deputy Director is a key position within the EAIT Advancement team. Serving as an ambassador for the Faculty, the role will primarily be focused on developing and managing meaningful engagement opportunities and programs for those who have, or could have, an interest in the activities of the Faculty, and to encourage their support in return.

With the public launch of UQ’s first major philanthropic campaign in October 2017, this position will underpin, develop and deliver the Faculty engagement strategies leading to outcomes that advance the Faculty and its Schools – including student engagement and employment, guidance, advocacy and influence, volunteerism and philanthropy.

The person

You should have demonstrated strategic management and operations experience in delivering high-value membership-based services and programs. It is important that you have an understanding of alumni engagement and fundraising at tertiary level, and the challenges involved. Demonstrated experience in managing multi-channel communications, delivering events and high-value relationships in a complex organisation is important. An ability to work autonomously and to communicate effectively are essential.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 9. The remuneration package will be in the range $108,810 - $115,144 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $127,307 - $134,718 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Cormac Murphy on +61 7 3346 6461 or

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