Associate Director, Campaign

La Trobe University
July 11, 2024
Offerd Salary:$200M
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Associate Director, Campaign

Job No.: 567386

Work type: Continuing

About La Trobe University:

At La Trobe University, we are dedicated to excellence, innovation, and transforming lives through education and research. Join us on our stunning Melbourne (Bundoora) campus, where you'll collaborate with community and industry to create a lasting impact.

About the Role:

La Trobe Advancement is at the forefront of philanthropic fundraising and alumni engagement. We are seeking an experienced and visionary Associate Director Campaign to lead and drive the strategic planning and execution of our ambitious Make Your Impact campaign. La Trobe is on an exciting trajectory and this role will work with university stakeholders and volunteer leaders to identify philanthropic opportunities that are of interest to high value donors and supporters. This senior operational leadership role is pivotal in achieving our goal of raising $200M by 2027.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership: Provide leadership and continuous development for the Make Your Impact campaign, ensuring alignment with the University's strategic objectives.
  • Collaboration: Foster a collaborative environment within the Advancement team and across campuses, engaging academic leadership and colleagues in the campaign.
  • Team Management: Lead and develop a team of professionals, overseeing performance and continuous improvement.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with a wide range of external stakeholders, including alumni, donors, and volunteers, to build and strengthen relationships.
  • Campaign Communication: Oversee all campaign communications, including maintaining the campaign website and developing print materials.
  • Event Coordination: Organize and coordinate events related to the campaign, reflecting its philosophy and priorities.
  • Monitoring and Reporting: Prepare and deliver campaign reports, using data and performance metrics to analyse progress and implement best practices.
  • Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant qualifications with extensive fundraising experience, preferably in the higher education sector, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven track record of successful leadership in planning, developing, and executing fundraising strategies in a large organization.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong strategic analysis, research, planning, and advisory skills.
  • Knowledge of up-to-date practices in communication, marketing, and branding.
  • Why La Trobe?

  • Career Development: Grow your career at an innovative global university.
  • Inspiring Campus: Work on our beautiful campus, a hub for industry, students, and academics.
  • Transform Lives: Help transform the lives of students, partners, and communities.
  • Inclusive Environment: Join a diverse and inclusive workplace with flexible work arrangements.
  • Welcome to Bundoora campus – Please click on the video link below:

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Apply Now:

    If you are a dynamic leader with a passion for stakeholder engagement, strategic thinking and philanthropy, we invite you to apply for the Associate Director Campaign position at La Trobe University. Be part of a team that is making a significant impact on the future of education and research.

    Closing date: By 11:55pm on Thursday 11th July 2024

    Recruitment Enquiries: Senior Recruitment Business Partner - Melissa Magaton, E. [email protected]

    Position Description below:

    PD - Associate Director, Campaign.pdf

    Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume
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    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

    All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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