Advancement Officer (Gifts in Wills) (HEO 6)

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 18 Jun 2023

  • Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples and UniSA employees only
  • Full-time, continuing position based in the Chancellery Unit at the City West campus
  • Salary Range: $84,539 - $92,941 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role 

Reporting directly to the Senior Philanthropy Manager (Major Gifts), as the Advancement Officer (Gifts in Wills) you will be responsible for securing and stewarding confirmed bequest supporters and other donors, as well as grow the bequest pipeline to support the University's fundraising program. 

About the Advancement Unit

The function of the Advancement Unit is the strategic management of relationships to increase understanding and support among key University constituents.  This includes alumni and friends of the University, members of the community and philanthropic organisations of all types.  The unit aims to secure financial support from donors who wish to contribute to the achievement of the University of South Australia’s visions and values; engage alumni in the life of the University as volunteers, advocates, supporters and donors; and manage relationships with current and potential supporters of the University.

Core Responsibilities 

  • Manage the Chancellor’s Club and Hetzel Group (major donors and bequestors liaison), and coordinate the quarterly Successful Aging program
  • Maintain and nurture relationships with known bequestors through personalised mail, face-to-face visits, phone calls and events
  • Undertake research and analysis of prospective donors and accurately maintain the University’s moves management database in relation to major donor and bequestor journeys and activity

Essential Skills and Experience 
  • Tertiary qualifications in business, marketing or a related discipline or equivalent skills and knowledge relevant to the position
  • Demonstrated experience in communicating with and nurturing prospective donors in developing gifts and bequests while maintaining high levels of confidentiality
  • Familiarity with bequest fundraising including Estates and Wills


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as: 

  • Flexible working conditions 
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees 
  • A variety of leave arrangements

How to Apply 

The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.
Please address your cover letter to Georgie Hart, Senior Consultant: Recruitment Central.  For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 5203

Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 18 June 2023

To be eligible to apply for internal positions, you must either identify as an Australian Aboriginal Person, or be a current UniSA continuing, fixed-term or casual staff member at the time the position is advertised and have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.


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