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Advancement Manager

Job No.:562239

Work type:Continuing

  • Full-time, Continuing position
  • Located in Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $115,068 - $121,904 per annum + up to 17% superannuation

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The Alumni and Advancement Office is responsible for philanthropic fundraising and engagement with La Trobe University’s alumni community (196,000 as at November 2017). The Alumni and Advancement Office (AAO) is an outwardly facing unit of the University and engagement with stakeholders is a major element of most activities undertaken. The office undertakes major gift fundraising, alumni engagement and giving, donor stewardship and bequests.

About the position

The primary purpose of this position is to:

  • Managing a portfolio of high net worth prospects in order to generate philanthropic funds for La Trobe University. This includes: qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individuals to donate to scholarships and research projects.
  • Planning, developing, reviewing and amending cultivation strategies in order to find the best opportunities for individual prospects to donate.
  • Identifying and developing opportunities for prospects to support philanthropically (proposals), including working with staff from across the University to develop, document and embed these opportunities.

Skills and Experience

  • Completion of a university degree or an equivalent combination of knowledge, training or experience relevant to fundraising.
  • Demonstrated senior experience in major gift fundraising, or equivalent from a business development context.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain sound working relationships internally and externally and to communicate effectively on a range of sensitive and complex issues – including experience working with and influencing senior management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to negotiate, motivate, influence and build relationships.

Please refer to  the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs/working/benefits

How to apply

Closing date:  By 11:55pm Wednesday 27th October 2021

Position Enquiries:  Josie Haddrick, Email: j.haddrick@latrobe.edu.au

 HR/Recruitment Enquiries:  recruitment@latrobe.edu.au

Position Description below:

Download File PD - HEO9 - Advancement Manager.pdf

Only candidates with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

Please scroll down to apply.


La Trobe Cultural Qualities: 
We are Accountable, We are Connected, We are Innovative, We Care

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful working environment for all staff. We offer flexible work arrangements that can assist you in balancing your work and other responsibilities.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.


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