Vice-President Engagement

Gold Coast, Australia
08 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the position

  • Newly created leadership role
  • Australia’s first private University
  • Combine fundraising, alumni and outreach

As Australia’s first private non-profit university, Bond University seeks to be recognised internationally as a leading independent university. Opening its doors in 1989, Bond is one of the most relevant and innovative universities in the Southern Hemisphere. Located on the beautiful Gold Coast, it has been listed in the global top 20 universities in The Times Higher Education Rankings of the Best Small Universities in the World.

Bond is committed to building its alumni and advancement strategies, and strengthening its connections with business and professional leaders, major corporations and its community. Through outreach and external relations, your strategic mission is to elevate the University’s standing and influence; assist in growing its endowment fund and new revenue sources; engage with the alumni community and develop ambassadors to champion the interests of the University.

Reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor and President, this senior executive role will enjoy the support of key staff and the University’s Council who are committed to the University’s future, and be encouraged to explore new ground, develop bold strategies and turn plans into action. You should be an experienced leader who can combine enthusiasm with common sense to deliver tangible outcomes in this diverse development role and be a persuasive and visionary leader with exceptional people skills who can operate at the top level and also ‘roll up your sleeves’. This role welcomes non-traditional pathway applicants.

Please send your application in strict confidence to by 6 February, 2018. Call Philip Mayers / Rick Mayers of Dakin Mayers & Associates, who are assisting us with this search on 1800 241 243 for more information about this unique opportunity to make your mark at a pivotal stage of Bond University’s continuing growth.  Excellent remuneration negotiable.

Bond University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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