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University of Melbourne

Finance and Employee Services, University Services, Level 1, 11 Barry Street
The University of Melbourne,, Vic, Australia

Phone: 03 834 44397
Web Site: http://www.hr.unimelb.edu.au/careers

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Job Description:

Job no: 0038749

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Office of Vice-Chancellor's Office

Department/School: Advancement

Salary: $83,301 - $90,170 (UOM 6)

Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 9.5% super

About Advancement

In Advancement, we aim to facilitate the establishment and maintenance of mutually beneficial relationships between the University and its alumni, friends and benefactors. The Advancement Office is responsible for the management of programs relating to alumni and benefactors, and provides services to and works collaboratively with faculties and other central administration areas.

University of Melbourne Advancement (UoMA) is responsible for the coordination and delivery of Believe: the Campaign for the University of Melbourne, www.campaign.unimelb.edu.au 

The completion of the first phase goal of raising $500M for the Believe Campaign was publicly announced in March 2016 along with the intention to proceed with a second phase of the Campaign with revised goals of raising $1B and actively engaging with 100,000 alumni by the end of 2021. The Campaign is the largest initiative of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region.

About the role

The Donor Relations Officer is responsible for the coordination and delivery of the University of Melbourne’s donor recognition and engagement programs with the aim of supporting donor retention through meaningful engagement opportunities and targeted communications. This includes managing stewardship communications for the University’s donor recognition societies, coordinating mailouts and other forms of donor recognition communications, determining eligibility of donors for inclusion in the societies, delivering key donor recognition events and assisting with creation of reports to these donor cohorts.

About you

You will have:

  • a tertiary level qualification in any discipline with relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training
  • Demonstrated experience in providing high-level customer service with a donor-centric approach and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills, especially with regards to drafting and editing donor correspondence and responding to donor queries via phone, email and in person
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a demonstrated ability to evaluate data and make informed data-driven decisions
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently with general direction and broad supervision, as well as ability to work well in a team to achieve results


  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions, and flexible work arrangements
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

To find out more, go to https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits

Please submit a cover letter, CV and document addressing the key selection criteria listed in the position description

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to: https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

UoM is an equal opportunity employer and our recruitment process focuses on essential skills and abilities. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

For full details and to apply:

Applications close: 04 Feb 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


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The University of Melbourne,, Vic, Australia




Education, Nonprofit-Social Services




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