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Senior Philanthropy Manager

Senior Philanthropy Manager

Senior Philanthropy Manager

Murdoch University

Murdoch, WA

Posted on: 6 June 2024

Closing date: 19 June, 2024

• Continuous, Full Time (37.5 hours per week)
• HEW1010 | Competitive salary on offer + 17% super contributions
• Salary Packaging opportunities and employee benefits
• Ref: JR102422

Murdoch University acknowledges the different perspectives, skills and experience that people from different backgrounds bring to strengthen its workforce. Murdoch University is committed to enhancing diversity in all its forms and strongly encourages suitably qualified candidates from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with disability, people of CaLD background and people of diverse genders to apply for this important position.

About Our Team
We have an outstanding opportunity to become a part of our Alumni and Philanthropy team at Murdoch University. As we embark on shaping the future of Alumni and Philanthropy at the university, you’ll have the chance to be part of a dynamic team that guides, coordinates, and manages a range of philanthropic initiatives. From major and principal gifts, bequests, creative stewardship, annual/regular giving, capital campaigns and supporting philanthropic research. We are focused on strengthening our alumni engagement via expansion of our alumni networks and actively engaging our alumni and the broader community through innovative communication strategies, events, and engagement programs in preparation for our 50-year anniversary and beyond.

Join us in creating a lasting impact as we chart a new course in Alumni and Philanthropy!

Your Role
The Senior Philanthropy Manager is a pivotal role within our Philanthropy team. In this capacity, you will contribute significantly to the strategic direction and implement successful execution of our philanthropic initiatives. Collaborating closely with the Director, you will forefront the growth of our philanthropic revenue to directly impact our strategic priorities.

The role will be primarily focused on building relationships and philanthropic revenue for the School of Veterinary Medicine, but also managing a small portfolio of donors/prospects across the University.

Your role will be instrumental in assembling and supporting a dedicated philanthropy team, in alignment with the Director’s vision. You will build long-term deep engagement within the community, develop regular and major gift fundraising initiatives supported by prospect research and data driven decision making to boost philanthropic revenue.

What you’ll bring to this role
· Postgraduate qualification with a minimum of 5–8 years of fundraising and management expertise (or an equivalent combination),
· Substantial fundraising experience in roles that demonstrate successful outcomes in discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, with particularly expertise managing capital campaigns,
· Proven experience building a philanthropy team with demonstrated leadership and management expertise,
· Excellent communication skills, both written and oral with the ability to deliver group presentations, lead meetings and liaise with people at all levels, and;
· Ability to effectively liaise with senior executives and high-net-worth individuals to influence and drive fundraising strategies.

• Experience in a similar position within a university setting.
• Experience writing and securing philanthropic grants.

Please note, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal record check in accordance with the University’s Criminal Record Screening Procedure.

Applicants should refer to the Position Description found in the Candidate Pack for further details on the work requirements, duties, skills and experience required for this role. Applicants must have valid work rights.

What you’ll get in return
You will be part of a vibrant and talented team, work in an innovative and lively university community and enjoy the benefits that come with working at Murdoch.
Our people enjoy a lively, natural campus and world-class facilities, as well as a range of benefits including:
• Competitive remuneration
• Flexible work arrangements
• Salary packaging options
• Employee Assistance Program
• On Campus Services and Facilities, including a Childcare Centre, Gym, Vet Hospital and Chiropractic Clinic

To Apply
Please apply to our careers page and by submitting the documents below – :
• A cover letter including a statement addressing the selection criteria (with reference to the Position Description found in the candidate pack)
• Your most recent resume (CV)

Please view the candidate pack here.

Please see the Applicant Guide for more information. Applications sent by post or email will not be accepted. Please note visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their application, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process.

Position contact: Jo Nitz, Director Alumni and Philanthropy,

Closing date: 19 June 2024 (11:59pm AWST)

The University reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time.

We thank our Strategic Partners