Deakin 2030: Ideas to Impact is the University’s plan
for realising the best future for its communities.
Deakin’s ambition to be Australia’s most progressive university
empowers it to be a university that does Advancement exceptionally
well. As the University prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary,
it is poised to usher in a new age of Advancement. There is a clear
interest in growing philanthropy and connecting with its graduates
across the University, Faculties, research centres and institutes
and at every level of seniority. The task to reimagine Deakin
University presents a unique opportunity in its history – and
future – to meaningfully embed Advancement into the life of the
Reporting to the Director of Development and a senior member of
the Advancement team, the Associate Director, Principal
Giving will grow the University’s principal gift pipeline
with the objective of maximising philanthropic income for Deakin
priorities. The position will actively oversee their own portfolio
of significant prospective donors at $1M+, focussed on those
capable of making gifts over $5 million.
Ideally, the successful candidate will bring a track record of
major gift fundraising in a similarly complex environment, with the
ability to achieve high philanthropic fundraising targets.
Candidates with transferable business development skills gained in
the higher education sector will also be considered.
For a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please
contact Jocelyn Kelty, Director or Judith Marks, Senior Consultant,
Richmond Associates, Australia Office on +61 (0)2 8218 2185, or by
email at email@example.com.
Further information, including the job description is available