Development Graduate, Advancement

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime

  • Are you a recent graduate and looking for a meaningful career?
  • 12-month graduate program commencing April 2024
  • Base Salary $67,787 - $75,272 + 17% superannuation


If you found yourself shouting out YES to all the above, then The University of Sydney invites you join them on their Prestigious 12-month graduate program starting in April 2024.  

Every day at the University of Sydney is rich and deeply rewarding, in the last week alone, the team had conversations about: 

How quantum computing can support health outcomes, to how we can maximise research and student engagement at our research station on the Great Barrier Reef, to how we can create heat tolerant wheat for our ever-changing climate.  


I promise you that you will be constantly in awe of the incredible work of the happening at University of Sydney. 


The Advancement portfolio at The University of Sydney holds one of the most successful fundraising programs in Australia having raised $1 billion during the last campaign INSPIRED! The University of Sydney announces $1 billion philanthropic achievement - The University of Sydney and this is a particularly exciting time for you to join the Advancement team as it embarks on its next big philanthropic campaign and enters a significant growth phase.  


The most unexpected conversations will lead to great things. Your work could lead to a student being given the opportunity to study at the oldest university in Australia thanks to a donation towards scholarship support or assist engineers to create robotic platforms designed to make agriculture more productive and sustainable. Your work will not only have a huge impact but will also be considered one of the best things the donor and you, have ever achieved during your lifetime. 


As part of this program, you will:   

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

  • 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. 


About you 

  • a natural relationship builder - you enjoy interacting with people one-on-one and fostering relationships with people at different levels and from different cultures 

  • excellent communication skills, both listening and written in order to develop compelling proposals that align to a prospective donor's interests 

  • strategic in their vision and can plan months, sometimes even years in advance 

  • highly developed emotional intelligence - you are self-aware with exceptional interpersonal skills 

  • a high-achiever and naturally driven by success both professionally and personally 

  • legally entitled to work in Australia for more than two years (Australian or New Zealand Citizen, or an Australian 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 Sade Mintah, Recruitment Operations, on 8627 8660 or by email to .

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