Campaign Manager

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Darlington, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

An exciting opportunity has emerged to join one of Australia’s most successful philanthropic teams. During the University of Sydney's INSPIRED campaign, more than 64,000 people donated over $1 billion. We are now laying the foundations for the launch of the next campaign that will have even more ambitious fundraising targets.

We are now searching for a Campaign Manager to manage the development of an overarching, University-wide, effective strategy for a mature philanthropic campaign, leading to the second multi-year, multi-faceted campaign.

The University of Sydney was founded in 1850 and was Australia's first University. It is regarded as one of the world's leading research and teaching universities and is regularly ranked in the world’s top 50 higher education institutions. Its community – which stretches across the globe – includes more than 70,000 students, 8,000 staff and 400,000 alumni.

Reporting to the Director, Alumni and Support Relations, this role is responsible for bringing together teams and leading projects within and beyond the Advancement portfolio related to campaign planning, monitoring and ensuring the timely implementation of campaign tasks, activities and progress.

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 a Campaign Manager who has:

  • Excellent written communication skills and the ability to demonstrate a strong understanding of audience, purpose, and tone.

  • Experience project managing multiple work streams, or leading large complex projects and ability to work according to strict deadlines.

  • Experience managing a diverse group of key internal and external stakeholders on large or complex projects and the ability to develop and cultivate productive relationships.

  • Experience in presenting complex information in a clear and compelling manner.

  • Excellent negotiation, conflict resolution, relationship building and influencing skills together with high level of tact, diplomacy and discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to think strategically and provide robust tactical advice on fundraising strategy.

  • Has previously worked in the higher education/tertiary sector or at a complex, multi-faceted organisation.


If you are a current employee of the University and would like to submit an application, please login to your Workday account.

Navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard once logged into Workday and click on the USYD Find Jobs report to apply.

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.

How to apply
Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position and for recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Sarah Scott, Recruitment Partner (Advancement Portfolio), at or on 0481476329

Closing Date: 11:30pm, Sunday 9th October 2022

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

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Sunday 09 October 2022 11:59 PM
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