The Australian Academy of Science was founded by Royal Charter in 1954. More than 440 of Australia’s leading scientists are currently Fellows.The Academy is an independent non-profit organisation that recognises outstanding contributions to science and research, provides expert advice to government, contributes to the development of science policy, promotes science education and public understanding of science, and fosters international scientific relations. This position is part of a Secretariat of about 45 people who work as a team to support activities undertaken by the Academy.
The salary to be offered will depend on experience and qualifications, within an Academy classification:
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Classification 8 (1) has an increment after one year. Classification 8(2) has an increment after two years. All increments are subject to a performance review. In addition to the 9.25% Superannuation Guarantee, the Academy makes a further 7.75% contribution to superannuation (for a total of 17% superannuation). Alternatively, employees may choose to have the additional 7.75% paid as base salary. Other conditions include a fulltime 70 hours working fortnight, 17.5% leave loading, paid stand down over Christmas, flexible working hours and a time in lieu system when agreed, an employee assistance program, options to salary sacrifice and free city parking.
Ian Potter House and the Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Acton
Applications for the position must address the selection criteria and include a curriculum vitae with contact details for two referees. Applications should be forwarded, preferably by email, to:
Human Resources Officer
Australian Academy of Science
GPO Box 783
Canberra ACT 2601
The closing date is close of business on Monday 9 December 2013.
Further information on the position is available from
Kylie Walker – Director, Communications and Outreach
Tel: 02 6201 9427 or 0405 229 152
Position title: Relationships Coordinator
Section: Communications and Outreach
Responsible to: Director, Communications and Outreach
Responsible for: No direct reports
Hours: Full time or part time (50 to 70 hours per fortnight)
Tenure: Two years (with an option to renew)
Classification: 7(4), 8(1) or 8(2), depending on qualifications and experience
The Relationships Manager role will have a significant impact on the Academy’s reputation and credibility and will be a key part of the Academy’s communications team. The Academy has recently initiated two major fundraising programs that require relationship management and donor stewardship:
- Capital Campaign
- Bequest Program
Working under direction of the Director, Communications and Outreach, the Relationships Manager will undertake a portfolio of relationship development tasks and will work to identify, research, engage, submit, follow up, report on and acquit potential and existing philanthropic funding relationships. The Manager will be responsible for implementing a donor stewardship plan for existing and new donors and bequestors.
As the key role responsible for maintaining philanthropic relationships, the Relationships Manager will also research and review best practice philanthropic partnerships, and advise the Academy on key trends, research, organisations and individuals influencing the philanthropic sector in Australia.
Working with the Events Manager, Projects Manager and other relevant staff, the Relationships Manager will assist in developing and maintaining relationships with sponsors for Academy events and publications. The Relationships Manager will also manage the Academy’s donor, bequestor and sponsor databases, and assist the Director, Communications and Outreach in providing secretariat support for the Development Advisory Committee of Council.
Qualifications and experience
- Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in capital and bequest campaign management
- Proven success in fundraising in an academic or research environment
- Experience in project management and successfully juggling competing demands and deadlines
- Experience in attracting and maintaining sponsorships preferred but not essential
- Proven success in competitive written proposals to trusts and foundations
- A proven track record in managing successful capital fundraising campaigns, including an ability to ask and close fundraising commitments, and in ongoing donor management
- A proven track record in managing successful bequest campaigns
- Success in attracting and maintaining sponsorships preferred
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with multiple stakeholders including senior academics, business leaders, potential donors and staff
- Highly developed project management skills including excellent time management and attention to detail
- Strong analytical skills, the ability to persuade and provide robust strategic advice on fundraising strategy
- Highly developed interpersonal skills including ability to work well in a team environment
- A commitment to workplace diversity, workplace participation, OH&S and equity principles
Duties and responsibilities
Work under the direction of the Director, Communications and Outreach, to:
- Implement, coordinate and acquit the Academy’s agreed fundraising strategies, and develop further fundraising strategies as necessary.
- Develop and manage effective relationships with existing and future key stakeholders and major donors
- Manage and further develop the Academy’s bequest program
- Engage with stakeholders to design and execute fundraising events and activities
- Report on progress and achievements of fundraising campaigns to Council, donors and other stakeholders
- Assist and liaise with the Events Manager, Project Manager and other relevant staff to attract and maintain sponsorships
- Manage the Academy’s donor, bequestor and sponsor database
- Assist the Director, Communications and Outreach to provide secretariat support for the Development Advisory Committee
- Perform other duties as requested, including sharing duties with other staff from time to time.