Senior Advisor, Philanthropy

Melbourne, Australia
19 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full time, continuing position
  • $93,819 - $105,657 + 17% super

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The Global Development Portfolio is responsible for making RMIT genuinely global in reputation, operations and outlook. Under the leadership of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Development) and Vice President, the portfolio:

  • identifies, reviews and harnesses opportunities to further enhance RMIT's global model,
  • nurtures RMIT alumni and stewards RMIT's philanthropic activity,
  • leads and coordinates RMIT's global education partnerships,
  • manages global experience opportunities for RMIT students, staff and alumni.

The Role & Your Responsibilities

As part of a team of senior advisors in Alumni & Philanthropy, the Senior Advisor, Philanthropy is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of philanthropic gifts. Playing a critical role in the Philanthropy team, you will build strong external relationships that lead to the securement of major donations to RMIT. The successful applicant will nurture internal relationships with colleagues in Alumni & Philanthropy as well as the wider University to identify philanthropic opportunities and facilitate inspiring experiences for potential donors. Working closely with the Manager, Philanthropy, the role is also responsible for helping to build a positive and embracing culture of philanthropy amongst internal and external stakeholders.

Skills & Experience Required

As the successful candidate, you will have solid development and fundraising experience in a major organisation with demonstrable success, including cultivation, gift closing and stewardship. You will also have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to influence and negotiate at all levels. Proven relationship building skills, and the ability to work with others will be imperative to your success in this role. An understanding of the higher education sector and fundraising environment is highly desirable.

To Apply

To view a position description, please visit and search for job#562308 or for further information please contact Katherine Goldman on +61 3 9925 3290 or

Applications close on Friday 23rd March 2018.

Applicants must separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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