Manager, Advancement (Indigenous Health) - Identified s25

University of Queensland
June 06, 2024
Offerd Salary:$5.75
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • Office of the Vice President (Advancement and Community Engagement)

  • Full time opportunity to join UQ's Faculty of Medicine Advancement team

  • Identified s25: Open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only

  • Key role to develop Advancement activities specific to Indigenous Health

  • Broaden your career within one of QLD's largest employers

  • Based at our Herston Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Access to flexible working arrangements

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    The Manager, Advancement (Indigenous Health) is responsible for leading strategies and programs to source and actively secure gifts, donations and other philanthropic funding to grow support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health initiatives at the University. In this role, you will work closely with the Senior Manager and Head of Advancement (Indigenous Australian Initiatives), the Faculty of Medicine Associate Dean (Indigenous Engagement), the Director of the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, as well as colleagues across the University to manage a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors.

    You will be responsible for

  • Planning, developing and implementing donor cultivation and stewardship strategies

  • Developing and managing appropriate fundraising activities

  • Undertaking specific fundraising projects approved by the Director of Advancement (Medicine) and endorsed by the Faculty of Medicine Associate Dean (Indigenous Engagement).

  • You will sit within the Faculty of Medicine Advancement team and will focus on fundraising from alumni, individuals, corporations, philanthropic trusts, foundations and PAFs.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    Portfolio Responsibilities: Fundraising and Philanthropy (75%)

  • Lead the development of innovative plans and implement practices to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors and prospects, with the aim of building relationships to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research and initiatives.

  • Contribute to a collaborative partnership between Advancement and Community Engagement, and UQ's Health and Medicine Faculties to positively engage with donor/prospect relationships.

  • Work with the Poche Centre to build capacity to fundraise for Indigenous Australian health research and education in support of the Centre's objectives.

  • In collaboration with the University-wide Advancement team, support or lead fundraising efforts, as appropriate, for specific projects or prospective donors, and provide specialist expertise and strategic advice as required.

  • Under the broad direction of the Director of Advancement (Medicine), establish and implement a fundraising strategy as it relates to achieving annual KPIs and increasing philanthropic funding to the University of Queensland; monitor fundraising campaigns and analyse reports, statistics and other data to identify trends and improve fundraising performance.

  • In collaboration with the Advancement Services team, conduct research on trusts, foundations, PAFs, individuals, alumni and corporations, to discover giving capacity, links to UQ, and potential interest in Indigenous-led health research and priorities at UQ.

  • Act as an information source at UQ on funding opportunities that improve or enhance the lives and communities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and as a first point of contact for donors and prospects seeking to support Indigenous Health initiatives and projects.

  • In collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Poche Centre teams, develop appropriate donor communications and coordinate appropriate stewardship activity to keep donors and prospects engaged.

  • Log detailed information related to prospects and donors and details of all contact on the Advancement and Community Engagement CRM in accordance to UQ, Commonwealth and state privacy policy.

  • Comply with the University's gift acceptance procedures for gifts, donations and other funding according to international fundraising industry standards, UQ and Commonwealth requirements.

  • General Duties (20%)

  • Represent The University of Queensland and advocate for its programs to potential benefactors related to philanthropy and engagement.

  • Provide expertise through practical advice to senior management on portfolio-specific activities and timely, effective communication of fundraising issues or challenges.

  • Work collaboratively with volunteers who assist with prospect identification, solicitation and stewardship.

  • Other (5%)

  • Undertake afterhours and/or weekend work as necessary.

  • Travel as necessary to develop donor relationships.

  • Comply with the University's Code of Conduct

  • Comply with requirements of Queensland occupational health and safety (OH&S) legislation and related OH&S responsibilities and procedures developed by UQ.

  • Adopt sustainable practices in all work activities and comply with associated legislation and related sustainability responsibilities and procedures developed by the University (see the University's web site at https:// www.

  • Comply with the requirements of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000, the National Code 2007 and associated legislation, and related responsibilities and procedures developed by the University.

  • This role is subject to The University's Code of Conduct.

    For further information, please refer to the Appointment Booklet.

    This is a Full time (100%), fixed-term position for up to 12 months.

    At HEW level 8, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $108,975.08 - $122,176.31, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $127,500.84 - $142,946.29 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

    About You

    The University of Queensland considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991(Qld) and an equity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).

    The position is therefore only open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

    The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.


  • Qualifications and training equivalent to a postgraduate degree in a field relevant to fundraising and philanthropy, marketing and journalism, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of the principles of philanthropy and fundraising and an awareness of the Australian fundraising environment, philanthropy and its application to research institutes and universities.

  • Demonstrated ability to connect, foster relationships and partner with Indigenous peoples and their communities through a strong understanding and respect for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Traditional knowledges.

  • Proven experience in developing, implementing and administering fundraising programs with ability to effectively manage projects to achieve strategic goals.

  • Excellent qualities in negotiation, tact, diplomacy and an ability to maintain confidentiality, with a highly developed awareness of ethical issues pertaining to fundraising.

  • Superior interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity for Indigenous health disadvantage, demonstrating your capacity to elevate awareness and build strong collaborative relationships at all levels.

  • Exceptional organisational skills with the demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, with a commitment to quality outcomes, the ability to work under pressure and establish priorities regarding workload and to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated experience in providing high quality customer service to internal and external stakeholders, including managing and maintaining key networks and relationships across tertiary, research, corporate, industry environments.

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively across a range of internal and external stakeholders, Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and senior university staff.

  • Desirable

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to prepare complex documentation, and communicate with diverse groups within and external to the University.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively liaise with senior executives and high-net worth individuals to influence and drive fundraising strategies, and excellent qualities in negotiation, tact and discretion.

  • Organisational and administrative skills with the demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, to work under pressure and effectively prioritise, with a commitment to quality outcomes.

  • A team-oriented person who warmly develops strong and productive relationships with colleagues, external stakeholders, and donors.

  • If you feel that you have some but not all of the criteria described above, we encourage you to submit an application or reach out for a confidential discussion with us.

    In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Ms Tracey Tomlin - [email protected]

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close 6 June 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number – R-35939). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for June.

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