Manager of Development

Darwin, Australia
17 Dec 2017
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18 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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  • Continuing full-time appointment 
  • HEW Level 9 $103,752 to $109,577 per annum 
  • plus 17 percent superannuation and 6 weeks leave
  • Casuarina Campus

Strengthen CDU’s Alumni engagement and develop a culture of giving through proactive facilitation of relationships, cultivating a sense of connection.

The Advancement Team leads the University’s philanthropic and engagement activities through its connections with CDU Alumni, government and industry stakeholders, communities and individuals, in our local region, throughout Australia and internationally. In its commitment to this the Advancement team supports strategic initiatives to recognize the aspirations of the University’s Strategic Plan, Connect Discover Grow.

As the Manager of Development, you will take the lead on special projects including University-wide and specific philanthropy campaigns, and is personally responsible for building a healthy and engaged donor pipeline by developing relationships with stakeholders such as CDU Foundation, CDU Alumni, business, industry, interest groups and the wider community, both locally and nationally.

Your role will include the development and implementation of a planned giving program and major gift strategies. Managing a pipeline of prospective donors through effective research, engagement and stewardship, there will also be a focus on leading others to pursue major and planned gifts in support of the University’s fundraising priorities. 

To be successful you will possess a relevant postgraduate qualification relevant to the position and extensive fundraising and stakeholder relations experience as well as extensive experience working in a management role in a successful fundraising team and demonstrated ability to build sustainable relationships with a wide range of donors and key stakeholders.

Applications Close: 18 January 2018

For more information please contact Mr Andrew Everett, DVC and VP Global Strategy & Advancement on 0434 602 202 or email should you wish to discuss the role.

Statement of Claim:

Attention Applicants:

It is a requirement of this selection process that applicants provide a Current Resume / CV, a Statement of Claim addressing the Selection Competencies as listed in the Position Profile.

CDU Diversity Statement:

Charles Darwin University embraces diversity and the innovative ideas, perspectives and experiences our diverse workforce contributes. As a leading employer within the Northern Territory, Charles Darwin University is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to achieve their career aspirations. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.