Prospect Research and Data Support Associate

Sydney, Australia
10 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Division of Alumni and Development

  • Are you excited by data-driven projects?
  • Would you like a career with the most successful higher education fundraising division in Australia?
  • Be valued for your exceptional research and analytical skills
  • Be valued for your creative problem solving abilities

Located at Camperdown/Darlington campus
Fixed-term Part-time role

About the opportunity

Due to the overwhelming success and growth of the division, we have an exciting role available for a Prospect Research & Data Support Associate to proactively increase the number of prospects in the major gift pipeline, and to work closely with major gift fundraisers in developing strong portfolios of potential major donors to meet ongoing fundraising goals.

Reporting to the Manager, Prospect Research and Management you will:

  • proactively and thoughtfully translate business needs (particularly a detailed knowledge of prospect and proposal pipelines) into moves management actions
  • provide data and analytics to support improved fundraising efforts of the division
  • support and encourage process improvement
  • develop the ability to think critically and strategically
  • develop the ability to analyse and organise information to identify philanthropic patterns, tendencies, and relationships among individuals, corporations, and foundations  participate in regular portfolio reviews with Development staff to support the management of their portfolio/pipeline.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Prospect Research and Data Support Associate who can:

  • work closely with the Manager, Prospect Research and Management to provide data and analytics to support improved fundraising efforts of the division.
  • develop and execute creative strategies to identify potential major gift donors using prescribed research techniques and online searching methodologies
  • demonstrate exceptional writing and oral communication skills with the ability to consolidate information in an appropriate form for different audiences and write detailed reports
  • provide high-level research on individuals, corporations, and foundations using a wide variety of biographical, organisational and financial sources
  • demonstrate strong computer literacy skills and experience working with and maintaining a large database

Enthusiastic individuals with an eagerness to learn and be creative would be highly regarded.

About us

The Division of Alumni and Development (DAD) is responsible for building relationships that foster advocacy and support for the University and its mission and strategic priorities.

The Division comprises three teams:

  • Development
  • Alumni Relations
  • Advancement Services

The Development team is responsible for providing the direction, coordination and management of the fundraising programs for the University including the Sydney Development Fund, major gift and planned giving programs, and INSPIRED–the fundraising campaign to support the University of Sydney.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth.We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm 22 April 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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