Permanent
Melbourne
Close Date: 12/10/2018
REF: DKUeda0918
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Executive Director Advancement and Campaign 2020

Permanent
Melbourne
Close Date: 12/10/2018
REF: DKUeda0918
  • Influential ambassadorial role for Deakin
  • Highly ranked and growing university
  • Highest student satisfaction in Victoria

The Position

Deakin University is seeking a dynamic and visionary leader to become the next Executive Director Advancement and Campaign 2020. The Advancement Division provides professional development and networking opportunities to alumni nationally and internationally, delivering a range of exclusive benefits and encouraging graduates to maintain a lifelong relationship with Deakin. The Executive Director will build effective and deep community engagement with Deakin’s alumni, industry partners and the communities it serves.

Reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor and as a member of the Senior Management Group, the Executive Director actively leads the development and progress of Campaign 2020, building strong relationships to support a committed and aligned alumni and substantial philanthropic investment around the University’s key priorities.

The successful candidate will be commercially savvy and innovative, with a record of achievement in leading strategic alumni relations, business development, fundraising, and campaign management. An energetic and influential leader with strong networking capability, the ideal candidate will empower others and generate engagement and enthusiasm. Key relationship building skills with both internal and external stakeholders will also be critical to success. Relevant tertiary qualifications are required.

The Organisation

Deakin University is a young and contemporary university with a reputation for innovation, excellent research and outstanding teaching.  With 58,000 students, Deakin is one of Australia’s largest universities and is ranked in the top 2% of the world’s universities.

Deakin Advancement aims to facilitate mutually beneficial relationships between the University and its alumni, friends and benefactors… building pride, connections and support for Deakin and the communities it serves.

Campaign 2020: A remarkable tomorrow – Live the future is the first comprehensive philanthropic campaign in the University’s history.

For more information on the organisation please visit: www.deakin.edu.au

To apply – please go to click on the ‘APPLY NOW’ button using reference DKUeda0918, addressing your cover letter and resume to Mira Bacelj, of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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