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Advancement Officer

Curtin University of Technology - Perth, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


  • $71,154 - $75,609 plus 17% superannuation
  • 1-year, fixed term contract - full time (with possibility of extension)
  • Collaborative and supportive team environment

Job Reference: 736564

About us

We are a global institution committed to excellence in research, education and community engagement.

While government funding and competitive research grants enable us to deliver high-impact outcomes and an innovative learning experience for students, private support helps to ensure Curtin excels in its mission to transform lives and communities, and to retain its ranking as one of the best universities in Australia and globally.

Your new role

The Advancement Officer is responsible for supporting the strategic fundraising and alumni engagement efforts of faculty based Advancement and University Advancement. Reporting to the Head of Advancement Health Sciences, the main areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, general administration which supports cultivation and stewardship activities, proactively ensuring all engagement with constituents is recorded and maintained in the CRM, prepare prospect and donor correspondence, information management requests and reports as required.

You will work closely and collaboratively with a variety of teams across the University including financial services, scholarships, faculty and internal and external stakeholders.

In this role you will…
  • Coordinate donor and volunteer cultivation and stewardship activities by initiating mailings, arranging meetings and coordination
  • Ensure all activity is accurately documented and actioned within appropriate timescales.
  • Work with the Advancement Operations team to utilise the Raiser’s Edge (CRM database) and other office software to maintain, extract and analyse data, and produce reports, including financial reports, donor impact reports and forecasts.
  • Manage positive and professional relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with the Gift Services Coordinator to ensure all private support in the faculty is reflected in Raiser’s Edge and to provide support with transactional activities for receiving and processing donations
  • Recognise and report risks to the Head of Advancement in a transparent and timely manner
  • Resolve operational problems and facilitate the development and implementation of initiatives, processes and system to improve efficiency.
  • Contribute to a variety of fundraising campaigns that have significant social impact across the University and community.
Why choose Curtin?
  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities
  • State of the art offices and agile working.
  • Vibrant campus with an array of food trucks, coffee shops and restaurants
  • A flexible benefits package with excellent superannuation provisions.
  • Wellness is part of our culture, and we encourage positive lifestyle choices through a range of activities and initiatives.
  • Curtin continues to be a leader in reconciliation in the Higher Education sector, being one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevate RAP - the highest level within Reconciliation Australia’s Workplace RAP Framework.
For further information on Curtin and all of our employee benefits visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs/

We are looking for someone with…
  • Demonstrated relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant work experience and education/training
  • Previous experience using CRM Software essential – Raiser’s Edge or similar Fundraising software advantageous
  • Demonstrated organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure, displaying flexibility, initiative and decisiveness
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to develop key relationships across the organisation and with external stakeholders
  • The ability to analyse and interpret information and apply problem solving skills
  • Excellent attention to details with ability to draft clear, concise and professional documentation
Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.

To view a copy of the role’s Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:


Applications close: 10pm Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our careers team on curtincareers@curtin.edu.au

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

We have received recognition in this area:
  • Voted one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2020).
  • Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019)

Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.