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Head, Advancement Operations

Apply now Job no: 537417
Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: Senior Manager 1

Classification: Senior Manager 1 (Administration)
Salary package: $113,421 - $118,839 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms:  Full time, Continuing

We Offer :

  • Professional and collaborative work environment
  • Excellent remuneration and benefits packages
  • 17% Superannuation Contributions; Annual Leave Loading
  • Salary sacrificing options for cars, parking, technology, childcare and more
  • Christmas to New Year leave in addition to Annual Leave
  • Parking on campus that is less expensive than city parking

Based in Australia’s Capital city of Canberra, the ANU is a globally recognised leader within the education sector. The University’s focus on excellence in research and education ensures their graduates are not only in demand the world-over, but also well-prepared to address the complex contemporary challenges of the world.

Joining a team committed to excellence in research, education and public policy, this position will sit within the ANU Advancement Office which leads the development and management of advancement activities within the University.  ANU Advancement supports the University’s objectives to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with alumni and donors and secure philanthropic income to further the University’s strategic goals.

About You
Our ideal candidate is an outstanding leader with strategic insight, excellent communication skills, and the ability negotiate and influence outcomes with diverse stakeholders. You will bring demonstrated experience in leading teams to deliver a broad range of client service, financial and operational functions with a focus on continual improvement.  Well-developed management skills are essential. Experience working in an Advancement or not for profit fundraising setting is highly desirable.  Experience working in finance, business operations or governance and experience with CRM systems will also be viewed favourably.

About the Role
ANU Advancement is now seeking a Head, Advancement Operations who will be responsible for the strategic implementation and financial management of gifts received by the University and for the operations and gift services functions of the Advancement Services team.  These functions include management and oversight of the of gift funds held within the ANU Foundation, including the development and implementation of a management framework for the complete life cycle of gifts.  This position is also responsible for creating, managing and delivering a range of core client service functions which include Advancement operations, gift processing, enquiry and financial management.

If you are interested in the impact of philanthropy and higher education and enjoy working in a committed, collaborative environment, this is the opportunity for you.

For further information please contact Janice Carruthers, E: or P: 02 6125 1114.

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role, please make ensure you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria. Maximum 3 pages.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.


Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Updated:  01 February 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems