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Head of Development - Aurora Education Foundation

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  • Transforming lives of Indigenous students through education
  • Develop philanthropic and corporate fundraising strategies
  • Senior leadership role with national focus, Alexandria based

The Organisation

Aurora Education Foundation aims to inspire every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student in their journey, connect them with educational and career opportunities that enable them to realise their full potential. Supported by Aurora, students and scholars are achieving unparalleled outcomes that transform lives.

Aurora’s suite of interconnected programs supports students from Year 8 right through to postgraduate study at leading overseas universities such as Cambridge, Harvard and Oxford, and beyond. Aurora programs are long-term, independently evaluated and outcome-driven.

Aurora has achieved considerable growth in the last few years and is set to develop and scale.

Benefits & Culture

Aurora is working with a new wave of Indigenous academic role models to grow the positive ripple effect through communities. The culture at Aurora celebrates these successes and fosters a narrative of excellence with regular professional development across the team. Aurora offers a values-driven, team environment of committed collegiate staff. In addition to a competitive salary, there is immediate access to salary packaging.

The Role

Reporting to the CEO and leading a small team, this is a hands on role with responsibility for the development and execution of fundraising initiatives to source and secure philanthropic, corporate and government funding in Australia and overseas. You will:

  • Identify key champions, leaders and supporters to participate in fundraising initiatives
  • Maintain a strong operational framework to support the fundraising strategy
  • Participate in the highly level fundraising subcommittee of the Board
  • Build and engage with a community of supporters

Skills Required

You are currently in a senior role with experience in development, advancement, corporate partnering and sponsorship, fundraising, sales or equivalent. Importantly, you have good attention to detail and are able to demonstrate success in establishing, cultivating and maintaining high-level, strong relationships with key executives and influential donors.

You are adept at building support:

  • Through the implementation and management of income-generating strategies and
  • By thinking strategically and tactically about the relationship between funders and income goals.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

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