Development Graduate, Advancement (Identified)

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Darlington, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

About the opportunity

This position has been designated for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only under the provisions of section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

Philanthropy requires thought, passion and action. It involves creating social impact and caring enough about the needs of others to help. Generosity worldwide has initiated ground-breaking research, provided millions of educational opportunities and built stronger communities. This is the power of giving.


Are you a recent Graduate and looking for a meaningful career in Philanthropy? Then why not learn from the most successful fundraising program in Australia!

The University of Sydney Development Graduates Program is an exciting way to launch your career in fundraising and provides you an opportunity to advance education and research to transform lives. This prestigious fully paid program is a one year fixed-term contract, beginning in March 2023.


As part of this program, you will:

  • gain exposure to the depth and breadth of Advancement through comprehensive on-the-job rotational training through our Development, Community Giving, Planned Giving, and Prospect Development teams.

  • learn best-practice fundraising fundamentals alongside an impressive team of advancement professionals, academics and researchers

  • be guided by two mentors with extensive experience in philanthropy

  • follow in the footsteps of previous USYD Development Graduates who have now embarked on careers within our growing team.

Are you

  • passionate about creating and identifying support for research, education and outreach endeavours?

  • curious and naturally driven by a purpose?

  • a great communicator with a genuine passion for people?

  • a natural relationship builder with the confidence to start a conversation around supporting the University?

  • legally entitled to work in Australia for more than two years (Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident)?

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

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.

EEO statement

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

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page. 

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard.  Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Rose Ritchie, Recruitment Consultant by email to

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Sunday 09 October 2022 11:59 PM
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