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Development Manager - Climateworks Centre

Monash University
  • Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment
  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them

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The Organisation

Climateworks Centre is an expert, independent adviser, acting as a bridge between research and action to accelerate the transition to net zero emissions for Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. It also benefits from strong relationships with an international network of affiliated organisations that support effective policies, financing, and action for greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

Climateworks was co-founded in 2009 by The Myer Foundation and Monash University and works within the Monash Sustainable Development Institute. There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. If you’re looking for the next chapter in your career, it’s here. You’ll be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that’s filled with energetic and inspiring people. Talent thrives here – and so do truly satisfying careers

The Opportunity

We have an exciting parental leave replacement opportunity for a Development Manager to join our growing Climateworks team! Reporting into the Philanthropy Lead, you will work autonomously to develop and implement comprehensive major donor engagement plans for Climateworks Centre, whilst ensuring that they are aligned with University objectives.

This role will take accountability for delivering strategic fundraising programs for Climateworks Centre with a specific focus on International engagement for Major gifts.

We are looking for an individual who has previously demonstrated their ability to:

  • Identify and initiate relationships with major donors, and translate those relationships into major gifts
  • Think both strategically and tactically about the relationship between potential major philanthropic donors and fundraising goals
  • Interact effectively with people across various cultures; maintaining an appropriate awareness of international politics, cultural and religious tradition
  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy with a focus on cultivating and soliciting major gifts and in setting, achieving and reporting on fundraising targets

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer toaac6008e-ae26-4f5a-bf0b-a302c4d34e6a.png 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.


Simone Rosel, Philanthropy Lead - Climateworks Centre, +61 438 770 027

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