Head, Advancement Operations

Head, Advancement Operations

Job Title: Head, Advancement Operations
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Salary: $110,000-115,000 + super
Reference: 2944471
Job Published: June 03, 2019 18:46

Job Description

  • Based in Canberra
  • 12-month Maternity leave contract
  • Great opportunity to work with a leading Education provider

The Advancement Team leads the development, management and coordination of advancement activities for the University. The Head, Advancement Operations is responsible for the governance of financial management of gift funds and the operations and gift services function of the Advancements Team.

Key duties and responsibilities;
  • Develop and implement effective strategies, plans, policies, procedures and business processes for administration, management and governance of gift funds within the University’s Foundation
  • Oversee the management of projects and routine services related to the Advancement operations, including financial and budgeting functions, HR activities and other administration
  • Provide high level, professional and accurate advice, guidance and support to stakeholders on gifts and the appropriate use of gift funds, collaborating across the University to correctly account for all philanthropic activities
  • Manage and regularly report on the governance and the impact and expenditure of funds, both individually and as a whole
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders, create and deliver high-quality financial and analytical reports on the philanthropic activities
  • Lead and develop staff within the Operations and Gift Services and Gift Implementations teams
  • As per of the Management Team, contribute to the strategic direction, management and development of the Advancements team

The ideal candidate for this role is hard working, dedicated and has a passion for major gifts and gift services.

Desired skills and experience;
  • Postgraduate qualification and relevance experience OR an equivalent combination of experience and training with proven management expertise. Experience in fundraising or Advancement setting is an advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement best-practice policies, procedures and business processes
  • Demonstrated experience and success in financial and operational management, preferable in the not for profit or high education sector
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and reporting skills and demonstrated experience in developing strong stakeholder relationships
  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills with proven ability to establish priorities and meeting competing deadlines in the management of sensitive and complex issues
  • Demonstrated ability to create and devise new ways of delivering programs with outstanding client services, with focus on the full program management cycle
  • Demonstrated leadership skill, including the ability to work collaboratively to build, lead, motivate, train and develop team members

If you are interested in this role, please submit your resume below. For any further information, please call Claire, 02 9093 4938.

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