Senior Development Officer (Fundraising & Communications)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Dec 2020

Job no:504779
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:External Relations, HEO7

(HE07) $88,078 to $98,509 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate’s employment at the University.  The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement.  Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

Maternity leavefull-time, fixed-term position until June 2021

The Advancement Unit, located in the External Relations Branch, is responsible for the leadership and delivery of key strategic fundraising and alumni engagement programs to support the priorities of The University of Adelaide.

We are seeking a Senior Development Officer (Fundraising & Communications) to join our progressive Advancement Team to build philanthropic support and create impact in the University community.

As a highly collaborative team member, the Senior Development Officer (Fundraising & Communications) works closely with the Advancement team to drive strategy and effectively use external communication channels. The successful candidate will have the ability to build compelling stories and assist with content development to increase the profile of philanthropic giving and retain supporters. 

This role will also have responsibility for direct marketing driven donor acquisition and retention building appeals, growth in retained and recurring donors, increased alumni awareness and media campaigns inclusive of social and digital channels.

To be successful you will need:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with previous content development experience.
  • Able to inspire others, build trust and persuade them to commit to a cause.
  • Evidence of an understanding of the principles and goals of fundraising and philanthropy within the context of Higher Education.
  • Previous experience in annual fundraising, direct marketing and/or communications, in particular digital fundraising or marketing.
  • High level planning, organisational and project management skills with a proven strong attention to detail and a highly developed sense of quality.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide us a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honestly, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff. 

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. 

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Your Branch's broader role

The External Relations Portfolio comprises three units: Advancement, Cultural and Campus Events and Partnerships and Corporate Relations. External Relations develops and fosters partnerships and links with media, business, government, alumni, and the community and to optimise the effectiveness and efficiency of engagement activities, including philanthropic fundraising, within one portfolio.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 3 December 2020.

For further information

Yvonne Martin-Clark

Interim Director of Advancement

External Relations

P: +61 (8) 8313 8616


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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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