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Manager - Philanthropy

RMIT University - Australia,

Education, Childcare & Training
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Manager - Philanthropy

Job no: 595446
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Business Development and Industry Engagement

  • Full-time, ongoing position
  • Develop, manage and implement donor engagement strategies for RMIT University
  • Based at the City campus
About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the role

You will identify and engage prospective donors, building strong relationships to raise philanthropic funds, supporting the University's vision and strategy. You will drive the formulation and execution of targeted fundraising and donor engagement plans.

You will;
  • Build and drive relationships with potential individualistic and organisational donors and manage these to maximise return for RMIT
  • Develop, manage and convert a strong philanthropy pipeline, annual fundraising plans and donor engagement strategies
  • Facilitate the sharing of knowledge and know how relating to philanthropy across relevant areas of RMIT globally
  • Serve as a key leader in fundraising for RMIT, nurturing and growing a culture of philanthropy and fundraising capacity of RMIT staff
About you

You will have;
  • A number of years of experience and a proven track record in fundraising within a major organisation, including cultivation, gift closing and stewardship
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to influence and negotiate at all levels.
  • Excellent relationship building and negotiation skills with the ability to work effectively with Portfolio staff, academics, administrators and students as well as potential donors
  • Strong track record and proven ability to engage and develop team capability to achieve stretch objectives.
Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for . When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.Don't Delay! Due to the urgency of this role, we will be shortlisting as we receive applications.

Applications close on 29th April at 11:00pm or before.

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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

Application close: 29 Apr 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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