Director, Development

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Perth, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 17 May 2022

Job no:508314
Work type:full time
Location:Perth CBD
Categories:Community Engagement/Marketing, Policy and Planning


Development and Alumni Relations 

  • Based in Perth, Australia 
  • Competitive salary and benefits 

University of Western Australia (UWA) is among the top 100 universities in the world, number one in Western Australia and is one of Australia' s most respected research institutions. With the UWA 2030 vision identifying the best ways to build on our strong reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research, the University is set to become an energetic centre for innovation, inspiring students, staff and stakeholders alike to make a global impact.

In support of UWA’s strategic vision, the Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) team works collaboratively across the University to embed philanthropic and alumni engagement activity into the University’s operations, ensuring its sustainability into the future. Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, UWA now seeks an Director, Development, a key member of the DAR Leadership team who will have responsibility for the strategic direction, operations and delivery of a University-wide development program and the University’s high performing development team, building external relationships with major prospective donors and supporters to the University. UWA is about to embark on an ambitious growth plan and philanthropy will be a key pillar for development. 

You will demonstrate experience in major and principal gift fundraising at a leadership level, gained within a higher education institution or similarly complex organisation. In an environment where you can make a real difference, driving philanthropy to a new level, you will have strong capabilities in staff management and stakeholder engagement, encouraging the University community to embrace advancement as an essential part of the University’s core business.  

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Jocelyn Kelty, Director, Richmond Associates, Australia Office on +61 (0)2 8218 2185, or by email at  info@richmond-associates.com .  Further information, including the job description is available here https://richmond-associates.com/job/uwa-director-development/

Applications close:  Tuesday 17 May 2022 - Please apply via the Richmond Associates website 


Advertised:26 Apr 2022 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:17 May 2022 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time


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