Project Manager: Advancement Data Management (HEO 8)

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 13 Jun 2022

  • Based in Chancellery and Council Services at the City West campus
  • Full-time, two year fixed term contract
  • Commencement Salary: $101,110 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

Reporting to the Portfolio Manager, Research and Enterprise, you will play a critical role in enhancing the reach and impact of UniSA’s advancement activities, supporting the growth of UniSA through the effective management of philanthropic data. The role will work closely with the Business Intelligence (BI) Hub, and the University’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) team to focus on data integrity, and will then action changes to the current business processes surrounding data capture, input, and management.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

Core Responsibilities

  • Project manage the implementation of agreed recommendations from the philanthropic data management review
  • Review and implement improved data acquisition, quality and reporting maps, processes and systems
  • Partner with philanthropy data consultants to evaluate current approaches to data management and recommend improvements
  • Analyse initiatives and trends associated with the University’s advancement program
  • Recommend appropriate actions as required to resolve issues arising

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Strong project management skills with experience implementing improved business processes for the collection, auditing, analysis and reporting of data
  • High level negotiation, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to understand strategic opportunities, business needs, political context, and apply high level quantitative and qualitative analytical skills to provide insightful advice and recommendations
  • People leadership skills including the ability to build stakeholder relationships, and drive cohesive cross-functional teams to achieve strategic outcomes


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA . The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Sarah Doyle, Senior Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 4106.

Applications close: 11.30pm Monday 13 June 2022

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.


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Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

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