Advancement and Annual Giving Coordinator

Posted on August 22, 2017


• Prestigious academic institution with a rich history and an exciting future
• Permanent full-time role. Parkville. Free parking on site and close to public transport
• Create opportunity for young people to develop, grow and maximise their potential

Queen’s College within The University of Melbourne provides an enriching education for students, including academic and pastoral support and opportunities to explore the bigger questions of life. It is a stimulating environment in which University of Melbourne students live, study, and grow intellectually and personally. Staff enjoy being part of an organisation based on strong values and leadership and a collegiate and communicative approach.

As the Advancement and Annual Giving Coordinator, your efforts will support the securing of funds for the Enduring Scholarships Program and funds for other areas of support to the College. You will therefore impact on ensuring that the best and brightest from all parts of Australian life will continue to have access to Queen’s College – growing the next generation of leaders who will give back to this country in years to come.

Reporting to, and working closely with the Director of Advancement and as part of a small team of passionate and talented staff, you will immerse yourself in the rich and diverse Queen’s student and alumni community. Whilst your primary responsibility will be the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of the Annual Giving Program, no two days will be the same as you:

• Identify and analyse program ideas and develop project budgets and forecasts
• Coordinate appeal logistics, and manage quality assurance processes and reviews
• Liaise with College Deans and residents/students to create impact stories
• Coordinate the development of quality copy for Direct Mail, eDM, website and social media
• Support the planning, design and execution of alumni programs, events and communications
• Attend events to assist with operations and build relationships across the College community
• Evaluate and report on alumni relations programs and activities
• Create content for and assist with the delivery of the Wyvern newsletter and update website content for the Annual Giving Program and other fundraising/Alumni activities

Experience and a track record of success in a similar role within education or the broader NFP sector is a distinct advantage. Candidates with a successful background in communication or relationship management based roles who are keen to transition to a fundraising role in the not for profit sector, and who can demonstrate their ability to succeed in the role, are also encouraged to apply.

Ideally tertiary qualified, you are an enthusiastic, self-motivated, warm and highly capable person with outstanding verbal and written communication skills and a strong service orientation. You are excited about working collaboratively and respectfully with staff, students and key stakeholders to achieve organisational outcomes and have solid project management and organisational skills with outstanding attention to detail.

Applications, specific questions or requests for the position description for this unique opportunity are to be directed to Mark Dalton, Independent Recruitment Consultant via

Applications must include a current resume and a brief application letter that clearly outlines your claims to the position. Please note that resumes without an application letter will not be acknowledged or considered.

Queen’s College is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those who speak languages other than English are encouraged to apply.

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