Advancement Manager, Major Gifts

Sydney, Australia
13 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Office of the Vice-President Advancement

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

The Advancement Manager, Major Gifts is responsible for building relationships and raising funds from alumni, philanthropists, and other constituents for University Faculties, Research Centres as well as UTS wide programs and initiatives, in order to advance the mission of the University.

A key Business Unit within the Office of the Vice-President Advancement, the Advancement Unit is responsible for providing leadership and management of philanthropy on behalf of UTS. It is also responsible for developing and delivering a range of engagement opportunities with its growing alumni network (of over 200,000) and providing support to faculties. It is an exciting to be joining UTS Advancement; the team is expanding and experiencing positive growth and change.

Its role is to build philanthropic and other support for the university’s strategic priorities through sustained and mutually beneficial relationships with individuals and organisations.

The Advancement Manager, Major Gifts will cultivate and manage a sizeable portfolio of prospects and Donors securing major gifts for key priority projects across the University.

Primary duties will include:

  • Take lead responsibility for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding an allocated portfolio of close to 150 prospects and donors with focus on raising funds for University projects
  • Working in partnership with members of the Advancement Unitand across the University, identify and research prospective Donors and funding sources and develop and implement prospect management plans
  • Represent the Deputy Director, Advancement as necessary at internal and external meetings, fundraising committees and working groups
  • Contribute to the on-going planning and development of the Advancement Unit

Experience required:

  • Demonstrated results in major gift fundraising
  • Experience in building and managing effective relationships within a complex organisation, and externally.
  • Demonstrated capacity to raise major gifts from individuals and organisations and to manage complex projects with ambitious timelines
  • A highly motivated and energetic individual with the ability to interpret larger strategic objectives, and craft and execute strategies and tactics to achieve the objectives
  • A strong ability in managing and advancing a pipeline of prospects and Donors
  • Experience in relationship management and fundraising in a University or similar organisation.
  • Fundraising experience in the higher education environment is highly desirable

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered.

This role attracts 9.5% superannuation in addition to the base salary.

This appointment is a parental leave cover and will be on a Fixed-term basis for 12 Months

How To Apply

Please click on the apply link below to be taken to the UTS job page.

Specific enquiries about the role and for more information, please contact Byron Barns, Co-Director Advancement, or on +61 (0) 2 9514 9830.

Specific issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date: Tuesday 27thMarch 2018,at 11.59pm (AEST)

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians,  people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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