Development Manager

Canberra, Australia
22 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 8
Salary package: $95,894 - $102,664 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Continuing, Full Time

The Joint Colleges of Science administration team delivers high quality administrative support and leadership to the core academic activities of research and education for the ANU Joint Colleges of Science, the most research-intensive unit of The Australian National University. Befitting the University’s place among the top 25 universities on the planet, our academics produce research that changes lives, and life as we know it. They are committed to solving problems through big picture and applied scientific research, to improving health outcomes for people around the world, and to the sustainable, secure and equitable use of global resources. Our students follow in the footsteps of these world-class researchers.

Proudly supporting this academic enterprise, the Joint Colleges of Science (JCS) administration team fosters a dynamic working environment where collaboration and communication are valued, problems are met with innovative solutions, and change is embraced. This allows our highly skilled staff to influence best practice within the University, and to make significant contributions to process and system improvements. To us, a good leader is one who leads by example, empowers others, and invests in people, their career and development. 

Position Overview

There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the growth in philanthropic development at one of Australia’s leading universities. The Development Manager will help transform the world through science, research, education and discovery. As part of the JCS Advancement Office, the Development Manager will help identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a range of philanthropic gifts to advance ANU.

The Development Manager will work alongside Academic staff to raise awareness and funding in support of research into global heath concerns, the social and interpersonal impacts of population health, and wider mental health disorders. Additionally they will support funding growth in a range of medical research areas including cancer, cardiovascular and renal disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, vision impairment, amongst others.

The role requires a strong relationship builder and a passionate and committed individual who is not afraid of “making the ask”. The role requires the nurturing and development of many relationships, internally and externally of ANU. Applicants should have proven experience in a client-facing role, be highly organised and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fundraising experience within the health and medical environment would be highly regarded.

For more information, please contact Mr Jock Gavel – Senior Advancement Manager on T: (02) 6125 8200 or E:

Closing date: 22 July 2018

Position description:  PD - Development Manager (ANUO8) (2).pdf  

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria;
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form; and
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

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