Division/Faculty: Office of Vice-Chancellor's Office
Salary: AUD103,409 - AUD111,927 (UOM 8)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% superannuation
Development Manager position with Australia’s leading University
Based in the Central Advancement team, with a geographic focus on the United States and other international markets
Raise funds from major donors and deliver the international fundraising strategy
Attractive salary package (17% Super) and professional development opportunities
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018).
About the role
Reporting to the Associate Director of Development (Major Gifts) you will join a central fundraising team fundraising that supports the academic priorities of the University. You will work in a University-wide program, with a geographical focus on the United States and other international markets. You will work with your own portfolio of donors and play a key role in delivering the philanthropic strategy in Melbourne and abroad.
Specifically, you will;
Manage prospective major donors; individuals, charitable funds, trusts and foundations, and corporates, as well as senior fundraising volunteers
Develop strategies that create pathways with donors driving meetings, asks and income raised
Manage a portfolio of 100 current and prospective donors with a focus on building a strong gift pipeline of major donations secured from individuals, trusts, foundations and (in some instances) corporate entities, from qualification of prospects through to gift negotiation and completion
Prepare proposals and engage donors via phone, email, face to face meetings and events
Focus on securing major and leadership gifts in the range $10,000 to $100,00 and at times beyond
Support and further develop the international philanthropic strategy in Australia and beyond
Effectively engage in working with senior level volunteers to advance prospective donor fundraising strategies and activities, including donor cultivation and solicitation
Build and manage relationships with current and prospective donors to meet a number of annual performance targets such as meetings with prospective donors, ‘asks’ made and income raised
Develop tailored communication that enables you to develop mutually beneficial relationships with high level alumni and stakeholders
Effectively engage university-wide stakeholders; Leadership, Senior Academic, and Professional staff
To be successful in this role you will have experience raising significant funds in a large, complex organisation either through philanthropic fundraising or relationship-based sales. You will also be experienced in having purposeful conversations with a wide range of people that leads to securing major gifts/significant revenue.
You will be expected to hold an appropriate tertiary qualification at the postgraduate level with relevant experience in a role with a significant fundraising component; and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
The key to your success in this role will be;
Your proven experience managing major donor giving / client relationships from end to end, including initial engagement, closing and ongoing stewardship
High emotional intelligence with an adaptable and genuine communication style that engages a wide range of people
Excellent attention to detail with a methodical approach and the ability to deliver on tasks
Understanding and demonstrated experience in navigating large scale and highly complex environments
Your experience as a senior team member who is able to mentor and guide less experienced team members
Your experience, interest and ability to travel, as this role will involve international travel
The University employs people of outstanding calibre and offers a unique environment where staff are valued and rewarded.
Benefits include flexibility, an excellent remuneration package (17% superannuation) and professional development.
How to apply
This position welcomes applications from both domestic and international candidates.
Please submit a cover letter, CV and document addressing the key selection criteria listed in the position description.
For full details and to apply (copy and paste this link into your browser): http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/899830/development-manager
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Internal Number: 0044628
About University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne has been a centre of learning for over 160 years, and is a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research. Melbourne's outstanding performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region and the world. The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the world's top universities.