Role type: Part time (0.6 FTE), Continuing
Department/School: Advancement, Chancellery
Salary: UOM 7 – $96,002 – $103,921 p.a. plus 17% super
Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.
The Advancement Office aims to facilitate the establishment and maintenance of mutually beneficial relationships between the University and its alumni, friends and benefactors. It is responsible for the management of programs relating to alumni and benefactors and provides services to and works collaboratively with faculties and other central administration areas.
About the Role
As the Advancement Writer, you’ll develop content and produce a range of fundraising support materials to underwrite the donor journey and strengthen alumni and donor engagement with the key fundraising priorities of the University, and their impact through investment. You will be responsible for the development of high-quality proposals and cases to support strategically important philanthropic opportunities.
In a typical week at work, you may:
- Develop and coordinate tailored content for proposals and cases that align with the Advancing Melbourne strategy, including providing strategic advice to the project team, sourcing and synthesising information, writing, editing, and coordinating inputs and feedback from project stakeholders
- Project manage the development of new collateral, working with academic leads and Advancement colleagues to source, produce, write, edit and repurpose content that supports Advancement activities, primarily through materials that aim to attract philanthropic investment in the University’s research, student, teaching and engagement functions
- Provide writing and editorial support to the production of high-end reports designed to inform key stakeholder groups, including major donors and the University’s Executive of the priorities and achievements of University of Melbourne Advancement
Please note, this is a Continuing part-time position at 0.6 FTE (i.e., 3 days per week).
You are a skilled writer with the ability to engage a variety of audiences and work with a wide range of stakeholders. You will have a well-developed understanding of the higher education or non-profit sectors with the capacity to provide specialist advice related to the development of compelling, customer focused fundraising narratives. You’ll be adept at project planning and can manage competing deadlines and sometimes shifting priorities.
Ideally, you will further have:
- A degree in journalism, communications, arts, marketing, public relations or another relevant field, with relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
- Excellent writing and content creation skills, with ability to develop engaging narratives with complex subject matter for different target audiences
- Demonstrated ability to generate materials from scratch, using interviews, research and existing written material
- Exceptional written communication skills encompassing grammatical proficiency and highly developed proofreading and editing capability
To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.
Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:
- Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
- Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
- Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
- Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
- Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
To find out more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.
At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities or culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.
Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at [email protected].
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/
The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidance and directions issued from the Victoria Health Minister. The University of Melbourne requires all University of Melbourne employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption order applies. All applicants therefore must meet this requirement when submitting an application.
Applications close: 2 JUNE 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time