Development Manager, Major Gifts

Sydney, Australia
28 May 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university: one unbound by ivory towers and sandstone walls. Rather, we are focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society, encouraging all to traverse the boundaries of their own perspective and affect change.

Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. A place of constant stimulus and human interaction.

Together, we advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions. We’re connecting people across the most diverse fields of knowledge to create bold new possibilities: for their careers, intellectual endeavours, enterprises and the common good.

At Macquarie, people become skilled at switching between specialist and generalist mindsets; mastering complexity, thinking holistically and helping to create a better future.

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Where you will work

The Office of Advancement is housed within the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Corporate Engagement and Advancement which exists to achieve the strategic goals for the University with regard to corporate engagement, advancement and the Macquarie University brand.

The Role

The Development Manager, Major Gifts role manages a significant portfolio of major donors, and works to support our engagement agenda and the philanthropic goals of the University.

With a proven track record in securing five and six figure major gifts, you will be a sophisticated communicator with the confidence to build relationships at senior level with colleagues across a complex organisation as well as a broad range of donors. Critical to your success, will be your target driven, creative and engaged approach. A keen interest in, and genuine enthusiasm for the work of Macquarie University is essential.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, you will demonstrate the following experience and/or knowledge in your CV and cover letter:

  • Extensive experience working in fundraising, or in a similar business development focused position
  • A successful track record in cultivating and soliciting five and six figure major gifts
  • Demonstrated experience building and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders and donors
  • Proven experience influencing senior stakeholders
  • Experience managing a budget

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Salary Package: from $100,706 – $112,058 p.a. (Level 8) plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: full-time, continuing position

Specific Role Enquiries: please contact Judith Marks, Senior Consultant, Richmond Associates, Australia Office on +61 (02) 8218 2185, or email

Applications Close: Friday 22 June 2018

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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