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Associate Director, Community Giving

The University of Sydney
  • A unique opportunity to join the most successful fundraising team in Australia!
  • Located on the Camperdown / Darlington Campus
  • Full-time continuing with a base salary of $124K p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

The Advancement Portfolio has a great opportunity for an Associate Director, Community Giving to join their Alumni and Supporter Relations team.

The role sees you supporting University fundraising initiatives by overseeing the development and implementation of all community giving activities. Reporting to the Director, Alumni and Supporter Relations, you will work with the Director to identify and implement strategies to increase alumni and supporter giving.

You will be tasked with creating a sustainable, profitable program that delivers a pipeline of respected, engaged, quality donors that have a high propensity to leave a gift in their will and/or make a major donation in their lifetime.

The role is responsible for leading the team’s operations in acquiring, retaining and upgrading donors from cash giving to regular giving and mid-tier giving, including maximising opportunities to refer major gift and Gifts in Wills leads to the broader portfolio.

The Associate Director, Community Giving is responsible for building a high-performing team that is aligned around key goals, strategies and KPIs that support the portfolio’s broader philanthropic ambitions.

The role has the potential to equip a future leader in the not-for-profit sector with the skills and know-how required to become a CEO / Managing Director and successfully lead a charity in the next stage of their career.

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 an Associate Director, Community Giving who:

  • has extensive experience in managing fundraising campaigns and strategies
  • possesses proven management experience at a senior level, together with flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing circumstances and environments
  • can effectively manage a diverse group of key stakeholders on large or complex projects, and has the ability to develop/cultivate productive relationships with industry providers and key users
  • has strong business acumen and strategic thinking skills together with effective leadership and people management skills
  • has demonstrable influencing and persuasion skills that have led to positive outcomes within complex organisational or project situations, including excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • has financial management experience and literacy, experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure for a project
  • is degree qualified.

About us

The Advancement Portfolio team at the University of Sydney is the most successful fundraising program in Australian higher education. Having just completed the nation’s first $1BN fundraising campaign and embarking on the next, the team’s success facilitates the largest real-world impact that philanthropic giving makes possible.

Since its 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 philanthropy and underpin our long-term strategy for excellence and 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.

How to Apply

For more information on the position, please view the position description 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 by clicking Apply Now.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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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