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Deputy Director, Giving Programs

Job No.: 588967

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: Three year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: HEW 10A - Base salary of $143,832 per annum plus 17% superannuation and an annual incentive payment of up to a maximum of 10%

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Enjoy the freedom to discover something new
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions 

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. So if you’re looking for the next chapter in your career, it’s here. You’ll be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that’s filled with energetic and inspiring people. Talent thrives here – and so do truly satisfying careers.

Who We Are

The External Relations, Development and Alumni portfolio (ERDA) works collaboratively across the University to initiate, grow and steward strong person to person relationships with key stakeholders that support Monash University’s research and education endeavours. This work delivers outcomes that significantly enhance the University’s profile and resources. 
“This is a dynamic and progressive environment in which to forge the next stage of your career. As a team, we have space to emulate best practice and to innovate new approaches. 

There is a great spirit of collegiality and curiosity, allied to a focus on enabling profound impact through philanthropy. Candidates considering joining us will bring their personal values as much as their professional expertise to their new role – and will have a formative influence on the direction of our work, regardless of seniority or experience.” Marcus Ward – Senior Director, Development – External relations, Development & Alumni.

The Opportunity

Philanthropy at Monash is growing at an unprecedented rate. The launch of the Change it. For good. Campaign, with the goals of raising $500 million from 50,000 donors and doubling the number of bequests made to the University, signals a new scale of ambition for Monash to inspire our community to effect positive and lasting change.

We are seeking an experienced candidate to lead the strategic development planning and delivery of the University’s new innovative methods of fundraising and program of appeals including phone, mail, email, challenge events and crowdfunding.

Your role will be pivotal to the Development team’s ambitions to generate philanthropic income that achieves real, measurable impact for the communities served.

As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and expertise to all campaigns including telephone fundraising, direct mail, email, challenge events, social media and staff giving. You will also be responsible for developing and implementing donor cultivation strategies and activities.

Your demonstrated strategic capability in leading, managing and delivering a broad range of fundraising and alumni functions in line with strategic objectives, will be your key to success in this position.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

If this sounds like a position that suits your current career focus, we look forward to hearing from you.

To learn more about the division and the other opportunities within the Development space, please visit our website at

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Mr Marcus Ward, Chief Philanthropy Officer, +61 3 990 31607

Position Description

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Closing Date

Wednesday 20 March 2019, 11:55 pm AEDT


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