Fundraising Writer

Randwick, Australia
09 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Manage fundraising communications including content creation
  • Support world-class philanthropy, fundraising and stewardship programs
  • $91,755 - $99,306 + 17% superannuation + leave loading 

The Role

Reporting to the Campaign Communications and Events Manager and working with key stakeholders across philanthropy and academic faculties, you will support the delivery of high quality communications, publications and proposals.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Research and draft compelling fundraising materials including proposals, case studies for support and communications, translating complex academic work into accessible content
  • Coordinate the production of proposals, including interviewing relevant staff and key stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders across the University at all stages of the proposal development process – including briefing, refinements and approvals
  • Plan, manage and complete all aspects of communications, ensuring quality standards and deadlines are met
  • Contribute to a culture of cooperation and collaboration among UNSW stakeholders, alumni, friends and donors
  • Maintain a clear understanding of the 2025 Strategy and associated priorities for Philanthropy 

The Organisation

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

Beginning with the appointment of a new Vice-President, Philanthropy in 2016, UNSW is committed to building a world-class development and engagement team organisation that will advance UNSW’s ambitious goals.  Our Development and International Development teams work closely with individuals, corporations, and foundations to raise philanthropic support for the university’s highest priorities. Our Alumni and Engagement team helps encourage the involvement of alumni and friends in Sydney and around the world in the life of UNSW. Our Operations Team ensures that all UNSW donors, alumni and friends receive a consistent and high standard of service and stewardship. 

Skills and Requirements

You are a fundraising communications professional and can demonstrate your success creating successful philanthropic funding proposals including:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and related work experience
  • Exceptional communication skills with a proven ability to prepare persuasive fundraising materials
  • Capacity to translate complex academic work into easy to understand material for supporters
  • Able to work calmly under pressure and manage multiple projects, often to tight deadlines
  • Skills and confidence in stakeholder management, particularly in complex environments
  • Capacity to work as part of a team, but also independently with minimal supervision
  • Take a ‘hands-on’ approach ensuring consistently high service levels for all stakeholders
  • Computer skills encompassing word processing, spreadsheets, relational databases and basic desktop publishing.

To Apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter and responses to selection criteria nominated in the Position Description. Please note all documentation must be in pdf format.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: +61 2 9385 2401 

Applications close: 11 pm, Thursday 22nd March 2018