Senior Advisor Bequests

RMIT University

Location
Australia: Melbourne - CBD
Reference #
586168
Closing Date
16-04-2020
Sector(s)

Education & Training

Vacancy Type
  • Full-time, on-going opportunity based at RMIT City campus but may be required to work at other campuses of the University
  • Opportunity to build relationships and foster meaningful opportunities through engaging in events, personalised visits and other activity in support of bequest pledges and gifts
  • Support the continued growth of RMIT’s engaged and passionate bequest community
  • Report directly to the Associate Director, Philanthropy
  • Remuneration at HEW  8 ($97,609 - $109,925) + 17% superannuation

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. 

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates. 

About you and the role

To be successful in this role, you will have the ability to communicate, influence and negotiate effectively to diverse audiences through your prior public speaking skills and your experience in delivering & interacting with potential and key bequestors or donors.

You will be a passionate, self-starter who can contribute positively to team culture and work well with stakeholders across departments.

Qualifications

Degree qualified and/or commensurate working experience in major organisation, candidate with sound knowledge bequest fundraising and experience in fundraising, business or communication environment is desirable

Candidates with experience in delivering successful bequest programs will be highly regarded

Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices. When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits. From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone.

About the function

The Engagement portfolio includes the Alumni and Philanthropy, Activator and Industry Engagement teams. The Alumni and Philanthropy teams support the development of a community of advocates for RMIT who champion the University’s vision both locally and globally. The teams are responsible for leading alumni engagement, fundraising and donor stewardship.

Ensuring industry is embedded in everything we do is the cornerstone of RMIT's strategy. The Industry Engagement team leads the university in striving towards the strategic goals of creating both better outcomes for RMIT and industry, and a step change in industry's connection to education. It includes, the Activator, RMIT’s entrepreneurial growth platform which enables our audience of students, staff, alumni to learn entrepreneurial skills and provides support to start-up ventures.

Bring your whole self to work:

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond. We’re proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
  • We placed 11th in the 2019 Talent Board APAC Candidate Experience Awards.
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019. 
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey.

To Apply

Please submit your updated resume and cover letter outlining your experience & achievements by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ link. Please note that a separate response to KSC is not required. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below.

 PD - 586168 - Senior Advisor Bequests.pdf

Applications close on Friday 28th February 2020.

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please email TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au or contact Crystal at +61399259123 with your request(s).  

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to be a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

 

Trans and Gender Diverse applicants

Inclusion is at the durrung (or heart) of who we are. We aim to create an environment where staff and students who identify as trans and gender diverse feel supported to succeed and belong.

We recognise the challenges faced by the trans and gender diverse community when applying for a new role.

At RMIT, we aim to support you from the start. Our Talent Acquisition team are active members of the RMIT Ally network.

For enquires or support through the application, recruitment and onboarding process, applicants who identify as trans or gender diverse are invited to contact Mat Lewis at mat.lewis@rmit.edu.au

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