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Alumni Relations Manager

Griffith University

About the opportunity

The Office of Advancement fosters a culture that actively seeks philanthropic support from philanthropists, charitable trusts and foundations, alumni, staff, students and corporations. The Office of Advancement engages with people and community groups who want to support Griffith's educational programs and research. Griffith University’s success depends not only on the future generosity of governments and industry partners, but on donations from individuals, corporations and other organisations.

We are currently seeking an Alumni Relations Manager to play a pivotal role building on a strong foundation of alumni relations and developing and implementing plans with a focus on meaningful alumni engagement for mutual benefit. Acting under broad direction, key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Alumni Relations team on the development and delivery of a program of activities, events, and processes to grow the University’s active engagement with its local, national and international Alumni.
  • Operate as an effective business partner for academic groups and relevant professional portfolios across the University, liaising with relevant staff within schools and stakeholder areas to identify priorities and support annual goals to be met.
  • Undertake personalised engagement with a portfolio of alumni at the mid-career level, and support and leverage an active alumni community network, domestically and internationally

This a continuing, full time position based at the Gold Coast Campus (Nathan Campus may be considered) and it is expected that the successful candidate will be available to attend campus in person as a normal requirement of the role. Further, you may be required to work on either a temporary or an indefinite basis at any premises, which the University currently has or may subsequently acquire or at any premises at which it may from time to time provide services.

About you

  • You are highly organised, detail orientated and able to work independently under the broad direction of the Deputy Director Advancement and Head of Alumni Relations. In addition, you will have a track record of building and managing effective relationships with alumni or other constituents to achieve engagement goals.
  • You have experience of developing and implementing successful alumni and/or engagement initiatives, programs and events in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders incorporating knowledge of the latest engagement trends and research
  • You possess a high level of organisational, project management and problem solving skills with a track record of managing competing demands and meeting deadlines successfully without compromising quality standards, and whilst adhering to policy, procedure and guidelines.

Salary range

HEW 7: $87,632 - $94,940 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation $102,529 - $110,079 per annum.

How to Apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • A covering statement outlining your suitability for the role (please refer to the Position Description)
  • Current curriculum vitae, including name and contact details

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply Now button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Note: Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only. File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only.

Applicants must have unrestricted work rights.

Successful candidates may be subject to a criminal history check.

What Griffith University offers

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that spans five physical campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith University, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Joanne Nyland, Deputy Director Advancement and Head of Alumni Relations, on +61 (0) 7 5552 7616 or joanne.nyland@griffith.edu.au

For application queries, please contact People Services on +61 (0) 7 373 54011.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. If you wish to discuss First Peoples Employment further, please contact Joshua Long, Talent Management Partner (First Peoples) on +61 (0) 7 3735 5403 or joshua.s.long@griffith.edu.au, using the subject line: Alumni Relations Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experiences high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's send directly to hiring managers.

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