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Senior Manager, Community & Engagement

  • 555581
  • Canberra / ACT, ACT, Australia, 2601
  • Continuing
  • Closing at: Apr 16 2024 at 23:55 AEST

Classification: ANU Senior Manager 1 (Administration)
Salary package: $125,186 - $131,167 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing

  • Grow your career as a senior manager at a world-leading university in Australia's capital.
  • Make an impact for the global alumni community of ANU by leading an uplift in digital capacity and engagement.
  • Utilise your experience and skills to be innovative in a supportive and dynamic environment.

Position Overview
ANU Advancement provides leadership and support across the University in developing meaningful and sustainable relationships with ANU alumni, donors and the broader community, securing long-term philanthropic investment and ensuring the strong management of existing philanthropic funds and accountability to the university’s donors. This is achieved through directing activity exclusively towards supporting, amplifying, and propelling the University’s vision, mission and strategic objectives, in service to its ever-changing priorities and areas of greatest need. ANU Advancement's mission is to build meaningful and enduring connections with our community and pair the passions of generous people with the outstanding work of our University.

Advancement Community & Engagement forms the foundation of the University’s engagement and fundraising efforts, with a program of targeted large-scale programs and appeals designed to build community, increase affinity with ANU, build philanthropic understanding, increase donor and alumni engagement and build our philanthropic pipeline. The Senior Manager, Community & Engagement is a critical position within ANU Advancement and connects and supports alumni, donors, friends, and members of the wider community who are excited by our vision, energy, and commitment to improving society and addressing our world’s big challenges. The goal is to foster a culture of philanthropy throughout the University community and beyond.           

About the role
Reporting to the Associate Director, Alumni & Community Engagement, the Senior Manager, Community & Engagement is responsible for the University’s Advancement Engagement, Communications and Annual Giving strategy and implementing a framework for connecting with donors, alumni and friends, in support of the Advancement and the ambitions of the ANU.

This position provides expert strategic advice to, and works in close partnership with, members of Advancement and Senior Management, development and alumni teams, and key University stakeholders and colleagues; and oversees operational responsibilities across the Community & Engagement stream.

The Senior Manager, Community & Engagement will develop and maintain strong interpersonal relationships across the ANU, and will form and utilise networks spanning the University, liaising with a range of stakeholders. These relationships span ANU Communications and Engagement (ACE), the Marketing and Student Recruitment teams, ANU People & Culture, Colleges, Service Divisions and is focused on engaging the ANU community to build knowledge of Philanthropy.

Our Campus
The University's Acton campus is in the heart of Canberra. From here it's an easy walk, bike ride or drive to some of Australia's most significant political and cultural institutions including Australian Parliament House. You'll find all the conveniences of a small suburb including cafes, bars, supermarkets, childcare centres, a newsagency, post office and even a medical centre right on campus! The Acton Campus is well renowned for its landscape setting, with over 10,000 trees and a commitment to maintenance of open space. It's 'park like' environment is a feature that is internationally recognised.

What we can offer you
Our staff enjoy some amazing employee benefits including​:

  • ANU offers competitive remuneration packages including 17% superannuation and regular increases.
  • We offer discounted study, with 75% off ANU courses for staff and 25% for your spouse and children (see eligibility).
  • We have many professional development initiatives including training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities.
  • We are one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave entitlements. We offer generous paid parental leave entitlements for up to 32 weeks.
  • We have on-site Gyms with staff discounts as well as oval spaces and ANU sports clubs.
  • We are a family friendly campus with access to childcare facilities, designated parent rooms and quiet spaces.
  • ANU offers salary sacrificing benefits including laptops, childcare, novated car leasing, additional superannuation, and more!
  • We offer affordable onsite parking.
  • ANU has a supporting, challenging and motivating culture.
  • We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all backgrounds and identities.
  • We care about your wellbeing, with access to additional leave, the Employee Assistance Program, vaccinations and health insurance plan options. 

For further information about this position, please contact Associate Director, Alumni & Community Engagement, Meredith Dellar: 

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

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 sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • 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.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. 



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