Gift Implementation Officer

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

  • Fixed-term position until 27th July 2024 located at Camperdown/Darlington campus

  • Exciting opportunity for a self-motivated and highly organised Gift Implementation Officer to join the Advancement Portfolio and maximise philanthropic impact for the University 

  • Base Salary $83,384 - $93,362 + 17% superannuation 

When you join the University of Sydney, you become an integral part of a community in which you are fully supported to achieve your career ambitions. You’ll be in a workplace where development is encouraged, and intellectual pursuits foster a sense of purpose and confidence. 


The Gift Implementation team drives the timely, strategic and compliant implementation of philanthropically funded initiatives by recipient areas to increase donor confidence and repeat giving. 


This is an exciting time to join the most successful fundraising team in Australia! Following the nation’s first $1 billion-dollar fundraising campaign, the Advancement portfolio is anticipating a significant increase in staffing levels over the coming years.  


The Gift Implementation Officer will assist the Gift Implementation Manager in all gift implementation activities (gift feasibility analysis, supporting gift acceptance and processing, gift establishment and delivery, gift implementation advisory, capability development). The role drives the efficient and timely administration of gifts and implementation by recipient areas. 


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 Gift Implementation Officer who: 


  • will work closely with Development Officers to gather and formally document background knowledge on new significant and other strategic gifts to facilitate compliant and timely gift implementation via recipient areas 

  • will support the Gift Implementation Team in providing input into the feasibility of potential gift opportunities to ensure that they are deliverable and align with the University's gift acceptance policy 

  • is accurate, has exceptional attention to detail and is highly organised. Has planning, analysis and communication skills together with the ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage competing priorities 

  • has excellent administrative skills, coupled with a general understanding of the project life cycle, project documentation, project standards and methodologies. 


About us 

The Advancement Portfolio team at the University of Sydney is one of the most successful fundraising programs in Australian higher education. Having completed the nation’s first $1BN fundraising campaign and embarking on the next, the team is not only the finest performing, but its success also facilitates the largest real-world impact that philanthropic giving makes possible. 

Since its inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all, and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to philanthropy and underpin our long-term strategy for excellence and growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students. 
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  Sade Mintah, Recruitment Operations, .


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. 

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. 


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