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Prospect Development Specialist

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Marketing

  • Join our dedicated and passionate Advancement team
  • Help turn ideas into world changing research
  • Salary from $105,298 - $117,167 per annum (HEW Level 8), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

The Role 

We are seeking an experienced and professional Prospect Development Specialist to develop, manage and source prospect opportunities to support the University’s fundraising activities.  

Your expertise will be critical to the success of our philanthropic and alumni relations goals, maximising the impact of our Advancement team’s work.

At Macquarie, we know that when we all work together, we multiply our ability to achieve remarkable things.  You are an important addition to that.

About You

You will have exceptional research and analytical skills, matched with an ability to build positive working relationships.  Within your experience in fundraising, ideally within the higher education sector, you have a track record of building a pipeline of prospect donors.

You will maintain a high level of quality and integrity in your work, as well as managing sensitive information with absolute discretion. You are passionate about your work and have an ability to work effectively - both reactively and proactively.

About Us

The Office of Advancement leads and supports the University’s fundraising and alumni relations endeavours.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we have grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for the position, you must submit a cover letter (no more than 3 pages) which addresses the criteria below and upload this and your CV as part of the application process:

  • Demonstrated skill and experience in prospect identification, research and analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising, preferably in the higher education sector.
  • Demonstrated skill building and managing relationships with key stakeholders, including influencing donors.
  • Demonstrated ability developing processes and protocols for obtaining and managing prospect data
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in writing prospect profiles and other written reports.

*A criminal history check will be required for this position.

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below:

Position Description: Download File Prospect Development Specialist

Appointment Type: Full time, continuing position.

Specific Role Enquiries: Anne Webster – Director, Operations at

General Recruitment Enquiries: Lizzy Nguyen, HR Officer at 

Applications Close: Monday, 1 June 2020 at 11.55pm (AEST)

Location: Macquarie University, 58 Waterloo Road Office.

At Macquarie University, we are committed to providing a working environment where each individual is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure culture, policies and processes are truly inclusive and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares Macquarie University’s values of scholarship, empowerment and integrity to apply.

Learn more about our progress towards Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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