External Employment Opportunities

Advancement Officer, Philanthropic Services - Swinburne University

• University Advancement
• HEW 5: $62,703 - $68,920 plus 17% superannuation
• Full-time, ongoing position based at the Hawthorn campus

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. Swinburne focuses on providing high-quality, career-oriented education with strong links to industry and the community. Swinburne currently has over 54,000 students.

An Advancement Officer – Philanthropic Services is required to provide administrative support for the fundraising activities of the University Advancement Office. The successful applicant will coordinate and administer the systems and processes to support the Major Gifts and other programs and conducts prospect research. Furthermore, the role provides administration support for the key donor meetings, donor events and stewardship activities.

Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:
• Completion of a degree; or completion of an associate diploma and some subsequent relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
• The ability to analysis and disseminate information from data sources
• High level planning and organisational skills and the ability to handle various and multiple tasks simultaneously and under pressure

It will be also be preferable for candidates to possess:
• Demonstrated understanding and experience of fundraising and philanthropy in Australia
• Demonstrated understanding and application of the processes for the implementation of fundraising strategies and activities

A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is our strength and our success lies within the inclusive working environment built of employees from a variety of backgrounds. Swinburne celebrates and respects the strength that difference creates. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and generally the capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people; varying age workers; people with disabilities; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the WGEA as the Employer of Choice of Gender Equality 2015, and of key initiatives such as Pride @ Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2020 vision – to become Australia’s leading university in Science, Technology and Innovation.

How to apply
To start an application click on 'begin' at the bottom of the page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online

For further information, please contact Helen Williams, Associate Director of Advancement on telephone + 61 3 9214 5814 or email hwilliams@swin.edu.au.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Refer to position number: 29180
Applications close: 5pm on Monday 25 April 2016



 Manager, Koorie Education - Department of Education and Training

• Early Childhood and School Support Division
• VPSG6: $106,091 - $141,971
• One full-time ongoing position based in South-Western Victoria Region and one full-time ongoing position based in North-Eastern Victoria Region

The primary responsibilities of the Koorie Education Manager working in collaboration with Area Service Support Managers are to:

  • inform Koorie workforce practice in the implementation of the Koorie Programs to improving student learning outcomes for all Koorie students
  • ensure delivery of consistently high quality and culturally inclusive practices across the region for children and young people aged 0-18 years
  • work with central Groups, Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups and other community agencies and departments to develop a region wide approach to improving student learning outcomes for all Koorie students
  • support the implementation of initiatives that improve access, participation and outcomes for Koorie children and learners
  • work collaboratively with Koorie Education Managers in the other regions to ensure state- wide consistency of strategy implementation and professional practice of the Koorie workforce
  • provide programmatic oversight and expertise to Koorie Education Coordinators and Koorie Engagement Support Officers to ensure region wide consulting

For further information, please contact:
• North-Eastern Victoria – Stuart Edwards (03) 8392 9348
• South-Western Victoria – Lesley Hubble (03) 8397 0313

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday 23 March 2016.