To secure this richly rewarding role, you need to be strategic, innovative, entrepreneurial, roundly experienced, connected & very successful.

  • Requires outstanding advancement and development experience
  • Record of success in tertiary education of benefit but not essential
  • Near CBD location with significant rewards

 An exceptional role with the unique chance to lead & build on already-thriving programs at this top University.

This ambitious and collaborative institution enjoys enduring relationships with alumni, donors, corporations, industry, government and friends. Solid and successful, it creates and nurtures many opportunities that inspire engagement and a strong culture of philanthropy.

The Advancement Office, located within the Division of Business Development, works to support the funding of senior academic appointments (including professorial chairs), postdoctoral fellows, a significant scholarship program, teaching and research programs, prizes, equipment and other important initiatives.

In this influential, highly respected position of Executive Director of Advancement you’ll provide strategic leadership across each of the University’s fundraising, alumni and broader community outreach frameworks, to embed the initiatives that attract substantial philanthropic investment in the University.  Responsible for a team of 36 staff, you will be a dynamic and inspirational leader who will encourage a culture of growth and achievement.

Pivotal in major donor stewardship, your remit will include leading the identification and cultivation of potential individual givers and major organisations nationally and internationally.  You will support University leaders, staff and executive-level volunteers to develop their fundraising skills and awareness.

As a valued member of the senior management team, you work closely with members of University Council, Vice-President Business Development and influential alumni, negotiate with university lawyers, donors and their professional advisers.

An extremely prominent and richly rewarded role, the expectations are high.

Agile and open to change, you must be an innovative and future-focused thinker, global in both intent and reach. With qualifications and a substantial record of achievement in an area relevant to this position, you are well known as a consummate leader and manager and are financially adept, IT-capable and possess sound business acumen.

Culturally inclusive and well networked nationally and internationally, your area of special expertise lies firmly within the advancement, development and community engagement areas. And it is here that you have drawn on outstanding abilities to relate and communicate to deliver positive outcomes and an excellent record of effective leadership.

The appointment will be offered on a fixed-term, full-time basis for a renewable period of up to five years.

Want to talk some more about this gratifying role? Please call Nicola Manson on 07 3211 0001 or email your cover letter and resume in Word format to apply@windsor-group.com.au quoting reference NMEDAD-Web.

Please note that applications close 4 January 2019.

Location: Brisbane – CBD & Inner Suburbs
Role: Executive

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