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Annual Giving Coordinator

Western Sydney University

About Western

Working at Western Sydney University means you’ll be part of an organisation that’s ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and is a research leader – with 85% of the University’s research being at or above world standard. We understand the key to your success is unlocking your true potential – just as we do with our students. Our 3,000 staff members work together to enable a dynamic, inclusive and innovative culture that is distinctly research-driven and student-centred.

About the Role

The Office of Advancement leads and executes strategy to develop philanthropic fundraising revenue, engaging with various University stakeholders and fostering relationships for the University. It works to ensure that a strong culture of philanthropic giving advances its teaching, learning and research agendas.

The Annual Giving Coordinator role forms part of the broader Office of Advancement team at Western Sydney University. Advancement’s purpose is to generate significant philanthropic funds in support of scholarships and research at Western. With over 60% of our students being first in family and 30% of our students having experienced financial burden, the opportunity to access higher education through a scholarship can be transformational. The Annual Giving Coordinator role will be an integral part of this team that raises funds for scholarships and research at Western Sydney University.

Under the leadership of the Executive Director, Advancement, who reports Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement and Advancement) and works closely with the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, the Office of Advancement is organised into the following teams:

  • Development
  • Annual Giving
  • Stewardship and Donor Relations

The Annual Giving Coordinator will actively pursue, develop, manage, nurture and maintain relationships with current, lapsed and potential donors to ensure continued and increased support for the University’s philanthropic programs.

The Annual Giving Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and delivering a number of programs as part of the Office of Advancement’s annual giving strategy. This will include assisting in the planning and undertaking the coordination and delivery of multi-channel fundraising programs, using planned and coordinated database, direct-mail, online, digital and telephone marketing techniques.

The successful candidate will be creative, with exceptional written skills and experience in fundraising marketing and communications project/campaign management. A portfolio of past success in creating content for fundraising appeals, coordinating direct marketing (mail, email, and in particular telephone) or online marketing campaigns is required. Data management experience in Raiser’s Edge will be highly regarded.

This is a full-time, ongoing position based at the Parramatta campus.

Remuneration Package

HEW Level 6 $98,696 to $105,828 p.a. (comprising Salary $83,399 to $89,426 p.a., 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading).

Position Enquiries

Please contact Ray Villarica, Annual Giving Manager, on 0400 353 531 or at r.villarica@westernsydney.edu.au using the subject line: Annual Giving Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

To be eligible for this position, you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Evidence of said Citizenship or Permanent Residency must be provided at time of application.

Please note, if successful in obtaining this position, you will be required to provide proof that you are double vaccinated against Coronavirus (COVID-19) in accordance with the University’s requirements to attend campus.

A position description is attached.

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