Development Manager - Development and Alumni Relations

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: Permanent

Development Manager - Development and Alumni Relations-2301764



The role/Te mahi

As the Development Manager, you will be responsible for raising philanthropic funds for University priority projects. In conjunction with the Senior Development Manager, you will be responsible for developing and implementing a coordinated, integrated and enduring development fundraising strategy. 

In this exciting role, you will actively identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts and sponsorships from individuals, businesses, trusts and foundations.

You will work on unique and interesting projects that contribute to the betterment of NZ and humanity as a whole - this is an exciting time and an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate.

Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

We are looking for candidates with:
•     A tertiary qualification in a relevant field. 
•    At least 5 years’ of previous fundraising experience, or similar experience in building relationships with corporate clients and/or high net worth individuals.
•    An ability to interact effectively and quickly gain credibility with a wide variety of individuals, groups and organisations.
•    The ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate an international outlook and sensitivity for cultural differences.

The ability to work outside normal office hours, (eg. travel or evening work) to attend University and Development events is needed in this role.

About our team/Mō te tīma

The University of Otago is New Zealand's first and oldest University. It has a strong teaching and research tradition and well-established national and international linkages. It is also one of New Zealand's largest universities, with over 20,000 students, assets in excess of $1.6 billion and 4,000 full time equivalent staff based in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Invercargill.

The University’s fundraising activity and alumni engagement is undertaken from the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO). It is an exciting time to be a part of the professional fundraising and alumni engagement team in DARO, so that the goodwill, nostalgia and willingness to support the university is leveraged and maximised for the future of the University.

Further details/Pūroko 

This is a permanent, part-time (20 hours per week) position, based Dunedin.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this role.

The appointments range for this role is $90,165 to $98,515. Top of Range $106,863.

We offer competitive salary, 5 weeks’ annual leave, a superannuation scheme, and the ability to achieve real work/life balance. Further information about our awesome employee benefits can be found here.

For further information, or to discuss the role in confidence – please contact the Senior Development Manager, Sabrina Ragan, via the email address below.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter), please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2301764 will close on Wednesday, 21 February 2024.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, the University reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.

Additional Information

Note: As a part-time position, the salary range for this role will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.

Contact: Sabrina Ragan    Tel: +64 3 479 3930

Position details: Job Description

Further Information: Department Website

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Location: About Dunedin

Primary Location
Employment Status
Salary Level and Range Management Band 1 (Range of Appointments $90,165 to $98,515, Top of Range $106,863)
 Development and Alumni Relations
Job Function
 Administrative and Operations Management

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