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Development Officer

Organisation Name NGO Recruitment
Location Sydney
Date Posted 2021-09-02
Job Type Contract or Temp
Job Number 756865
  • Drive the development and delivery of major gift fundraising strategies
  • Minimum 6 month fixed term contract
  • Salary HEW level 7


The Organisation
Our client is an internationally recognised education institution, with its team of researchers leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries tackling the big issues of our time. With a distinctive approach, this institution is committed to remaining progressive and transformational, attracting high calibre students and employees.

The Benefits
  • Full time fixed term contract roles for six months
  • Join a small, tight knit team making a big impact
  • Work from home opportunities available

The Role
Working within the Advancement team in this development officer position, you will be responsible to:

  • Assist with managing the Major Gifts teams’ goal setting, performance and motivation
  • Collaborate with philanthropic individuals and organisations
  • Create, develop and manage relationships with alumni, friends, donors and other supporters to advance the university’s mission
  • Integrate strategic collaboration with colleagues across the team to secure philanthropic commitments
  • Work closely with the Director of Development to maintain strong relationships with key internal stakeholders to provide expertise and guidance on major donor fundraising

Skills Required
This role would suit individuals who have previous experience in fundraising, ideally from either higher education or research foundations. The following skills will ensure your success:
  • Understanding of major gifts fundraising and advancement strategies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient and knowledgeable in securing major gifts and working with high net worth individuals
  • Understanding of and experienced in managing annual appeals and/ or community fundraising
  • Strong emotional intelligence with a genuine style to manage and build relationships

If you would like to play a vital role in contributing to leading edge innovation, please apply by sending your CV with a cover letter responding to the skills required section above. Alternatively please email

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.