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Head Of Advancement

Geelong Grammar School - Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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Head of Advancement (5-year fixed term appointment)

Are you inspired by providing life-changing opportunities for young people and enabling pioneering educational programmes? Building on the success of the recent $30M Exceptional Futures campaign, the Head of Advancement role is responsible for Geelong Grammar School’s fundraising success. Philanthropy supports a comprehensive scholarship programme, provides innovative learning facilities, and drives progressive educational initiatives that underpin the School’s purpose of enabling wisdom and making a positive difference to shape a better world.

This is a senior role, responsible for leading and developing the School’s Advancement team, and implementing a cohesive philanthropic strategy to support the School’s long-term purpose and strategic objectives. Reporting to the Director of Community Engagement, the Head of Advancement will provide advice on best practice fundraising, lead donor relations, foster strong relationships, further ongoing stewardship of donors and report on all aspects of the School’s philanthropic activities.

Location is flexible; either at our main campus at Corio in Geelong or at our Toorak Campus in Melbourne.

Geelong Grammar School is one of the world’s leading co-educational boarding and day schools. Offering exceptional educational opportunities across four campuses from Early Learning to Year 12, Geelong Grammar School is committed to making a positive difference for students, staff and the community. We believe in prioritising wellbeing, creativity and academic rigour.

For those interested in committing to a professional and aspirational environment that encourages your success and supports your ongoing learning and development, we welcome applications for a Head of Advancement for a fixed-term period of 5 years.

The successful candidate must have significant experience in a similar leadership role and demonstrated success in building philanthropic capacity. Excellent communication and relationship management skills, a collaborative approach, experience building a positive team culture, experience leading and successfully implementing strategic projects and relevant tertiary qualifications are also essential.

Further information regarding the key responsibilities and requirements please refer to the Success Profile.

Click (PDF 122KB) here to view the Success Profile
Click (PDF 283.8KB) here to view the Geelong Grammar School Profile
Click (PDF 14.6KB) here to view the Geelong Grammar School Strategic Framework - Philosophy

Click here to email your application. If this link does not work please email applications@ggs.vic.edu.au with Head of Advancement as the subject. Applications should addressed to Nicole Sablyak, Director of Employee Engagement and include a cover letter, CV and a document addressing how you feel your background matches the key elements of the Success Profile.

Geelong Grammar School is committed to the safety of children and has a zero tolerance of child abuse.

Applications close at 12.00 noon on Friday 23 April 2021

Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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