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Development Officer

Development Officer

Development Officer

St Aloysius' College

Milson's Point

Posted on: 21 November 2023

Closing date: 5 December, 2023

Established in 1879, St Aloysius’ College is a Catholic, Jesuit day school for boys from Year 3 to Year 12. Situated in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it has an enrolment of over 1200 students.

The College is conducted by the Society of Jesus and is part of a worldwide network of Jesuit primary and secondary schools and universities.

About the Role

Development Officer

St Aloysius’ College is seeking to appoint a Development Officer to support and promote the continued growth of the Foundation’s fundraising program. The St Aloysius’ College Foundation supports the advancement of the College’s mission to form young ‘men for others’ through a range of philanthropic campaigns, programs and initiatives as an enabler to support the College’s strategic priorities, and to promote and foster a lifelong engagement with the College and its diverse, global community.

Reporting directly to the Director of Foundation, the successful candidate will possess impeccable communication skills, high level attention to detail and a collaborative attitude and growth mindset. As a fundraising professional, you will contribute to the multi-tailored giving program at the College with an initial focus on the areas of mid-level giving and stewardship of major donors with the responsibility to grow the legacy giving component of the giving program. The Development Officer will actively support and attend major events and activities hosted or facilitated by the Foundation Office throughout the year.

This is an ongoing, full-time role, commencing in January 2024. This role is well suited for an experienced fundraising specialist or a professional seeking to make a career move into philanthropy. The successful candidate will join a high performing team and will positively and actively contribute to the Foundation office’s strategic goals and objectives.

For interested applicants, learn more about the College’s School of Mine Philanthropic Campaign at

We Offer

At St Aloysius’ we are a proud community with strong Ignatian traditions, committed to fostering an authentic sense of team, developing career pathways and offering a workplace culture, benefits and opportunities reflective of a contemporary work environment. The College offers staff:
• Professional growth and career development opportunities through tailored programs for teaching, support and operational staff
• Competitive remuneration, paying above MEA rates
• Brand new learning and office facilities
• Tertiary study and research grants
• Student tuition fee discounts
• Salary sacrifice options
• Staff Wellbeing Program, inclusive of vaccinations, Employee Assistance Program and in-house counselling services
• Access to aquatic and fitness centre facilities

About You

To be considered for this position, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate:
• Commitment to the mission of Catholic education of boys in the Jesuit tradition;
• Minimum two years or more fundraising experience, ideally within an educational setting or leading charity though not essential;
• Experience in working in a large philanthropic campaign is desirable;
• Demonstrated ability to identify, cultivate and solicit gifts ($10,000 or greater);
• Strong understanding of the philanthropic landscape in Australia and associated trends;
• High-level communication skills, with demonstrated capacity for persuasive writing;
• An ability to work independently, as a self-starter and collaboratively as a supportive and engaged team member;
• Experience in project management and event experience;
• Proven ability to prioritise competing and multiple demands, particularly time and project management skills;
• Comply with relevant legislation including Child Protection and other legislation for the safety and wellbeing of students and staff;
• A strong work ethic, sense of humour, resilience, be creative and collaborative.

How to Apply

For more information about the College, this opportunity, selection criteria and the application process please visit the College website:

Only applications received via will be considered, and St Aloysius’ College reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

St Aloysius’ College is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

Applications Close: 5.00pm, Monday 4 December 2023

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