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Director, Development

Director, Development

Director, Development

Griffith University

Brisbane or Gold Coast

Posted on: 10 January 2023

Closing date: 6 February, 2023

In less than 50 years, Griffith has become one of the world’s global top 250 universities, and one admired for its distinctive and innovative approaches, including its founding focus on Asia and Environmental Sustainability. More recently Griffith’s reputation has become further enhanced for ensuring talented young people – who otherwise might miss out – benefit from a university education. Located in South-East Queensland, Australia’s fastest growing region, Griffith plays a pivotal role at the centre of the Gold Coast’s Health & Knowledge Precinct and is embedded in Brisbane’s cultural and performing arts heart at South Bank.
Supporting the University’s four Academic Groups, 22 research centres and institutes, and considering the needs of Griffith’s more than 49,000 students across five campuses, the Advancement team seek to maximise Griffith’s philanthropic and alumni engagement potential. Providing a coordinated approach to developing engagement and fundraising initiatives, and working collaboratively across the University, the Advancement team initiate, grow and steward strong stakeholder relationships with alumni, donors and others who support Griffith University’s research and education endeavours.

Griffith University is seeking an exceptional individual with an outstanding record for philanthropic partnership to assume the role of Director, Development, one of the most significant fundraising leadership positions available in Australian higher education.

As Griffith prepares to launch its first ever comprehensive philanthropy campaign in 2023 – only the sixth Australian university to do so – the new Director, Development will be a philanthropic leader with extensive experience in campaigns and major gift fundraising in the tertiary education sector.
Reporting to the Vice President (Advancement), the Director, Development will be a key member of the Advancement leadership team and an active participant in strategic decisions, as well as providing senior fundraising capability to meet the University’s strategic goals.

Responsible for developing and implementing philanthropic revenue generation strategies, the Director, Development will lead a team of experienced fundraising and development professionals to substantially grow the University’s philanthropic funds.

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The University is being assisted by Richmond Associates and all applications should be submitted directly to Richmond Associates, Australia Office: or via

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Jocelyn Kelty, Director or Judith Marks, Senior Consultant, Richmond Associates, Australia Office on +61 (0)2 8218 2185 or by email at

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