Development Manager, Law

Randwick, Australia
04 Apr 2018
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19 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Execute a major donor fundraising strategy
  • Be supported by a range of philanthropy specialists
  • $102,567 – $126,491 + 17% super + leave loading

Generate philanthropic support for research that leads to real change in public policy and the law. 

The Opportunity

The 2025 Strategy is the driver to advancing UNSW’s ambitious philanthropic goal to build a world-class development and engagement team. Beginning with the appointment of a new Vice-President, Philanthropy in February 2016, we are significantly expanding our team.

UNSW Sydney is now recruiting for Development Manager, Law that, with the broad support of centralised alumni & engagement, prospect development, donor services and stewardship teams, will implement strategies to achieve significant philanthropic revenue targets, and manage a personal portfolio of major gift prospects. The focus is on cultivating and soliciting major and planned gifts in support of the University’s highest fundraising priorities.  

UNSW Law is a leading research-intensive faculty that focuses on interdisciplinary and collaborative research. In order to achieve this, UNSW Law has built several outstanding collaborative research Centres which lead in their field, including the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, the Centre for Law Markets and Regulation and the Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law. This research is used to inform, inspire and enliven out teaching. 

As a relatively young law school, UNSW Law prides itself on being a leader in progressive and rigorous legal education. Student engagement is fundamental to everything we do. Renowned for our teaching method, we offer smaller class sizes, interactive teaching and a wealth of opportunities for studies beyond the classroom, both locally and overseas.

About the successful applicant:

You are a successful Development Manager looking for an opportunity to transfer your successful fundraising skills to an organisation with the resources, commitment and leadership to enable you to achieve career-defining philanthropic outcomes or, alternatively, an early-career fundraiser looking to join a best practice major donor fundraising organisation where you will have access to the support, training and mentoring to progress your career.

The Organisation:

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

Philanthropy is critical to the success of the 2025 Strategy, UNSW's strategic plan that sets out the priorities and themes that will guide us over the next decade as we position ourselves as 'Australia's Global University'. Beginning with the appointment of a new Vice-President, Philanthropy in February 2016 UNSW is committed to building a world-class development and engagement 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 

To Apply:

Please submit your CV, cover letter and responses to Selection Criteria (nominated in the Position Description). Please note all documentation must be in pdf format. 

Closing date: 11 pm, Thursday April 19th 2018 


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: +61 2 9385 2401