La Trobe University

La Trobe University

Alumni Engagement and Campaign Communications Lead (Advancement)


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Alumni Engagement and Campaign Communications Lead (Advancement)

Job No.: 566462

Work type: Fixed Term

  • Full time, Fixed Term 12-month contract
  • Campus independent - Can be based at La Trobe University's Melbourne (Bundoora) or Victorian regional campuses.
  • Generous package, including 17% Superannuation and a range of employee benefits
  • Flexible work arrangements to ensure you keep your life-work balance
  • About the position

    The Alumni and Advancement Office is responsible for philanthropic fundraising and engagement with La Trobe University's alumni community (230,000 as at November 2022). The Alumni and Advancement Office is an outwardly facing unit of the University and engagement with stakeholders is a major element of most activities undertaken.

    The primary purpose of this position is to lead and grow the University's alumni engagement and communications programs. This position is responsible for setting and delivering the University's strategic approach for alumni engagement and communications. They are responsible for promoting participation and support across La Trobe's alumni community, in particular with the University's Make the Difference philanthropic campaign.

    Working closely with the Chief Advancement Officer and senior leaders across the University, they will build an engagement program that raises the University's reputation and brand position among alumni as well as delivers to the Campaign goals.

    Skills and Experience

    To be considered for this position, you will have;

  • A degree, extensive management expertise and supporting experience, or postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience, or an equivalent alternate combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a complex and political environment and balance a range of priorities and expectations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to negotiate, motivate, influence and build relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and influencing senior management.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and controlling budgets/resources/funding and an understanding of financial management procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience developing innovative solutions and contributing to strategic planning.
  • Possess a proven ability to deal with concepts, decisions and complex information or situations in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Demonstrated management and senior leadership skills with experience in managing and leading high-performing teams to deliver on strategic outcomes.
  • Capable, agile, flexible and patient with process, and the ideas of others.
  • Substantial experience in successfully leading teams and delivering strategic outcomes in alumni relations, stakeholder relations, communications and fundraising preferably in higher education or not for profit sector.
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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    What La Trobe University can offer you!

  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Closing date: By 11:55pm, Sunday 1st October 2023

    Position Enquiries: Alisia Romanin via Email [email protected]

    Recruitment Enquiries: [email protected]

    Position Description below:

    PD-Alumni Engagement and Campaign Communications Lead.pdf

    Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter; and
  • An up to date resume
  • Please scroll down to apply.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

    All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

    Job details


    Alumni Engagement and Campaign Communications Lead (Advancement)


    La Trobe University




    September 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 01, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Social Science

    About the employer

    La Trobe University is a public research university based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its main campus is located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. The university was established in 1964, becoming the third university in the state of Victoria and the twelfth university in Australia. La Trobe is one of the Australian verdant universities and also part of the Innovative Research Universities group.

    La Trobe's original and principal campus is located in the Melbourne metropolitan area, within the northern Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. It is the largest metropolitan campus in the country, occupying over 267 hectares (660 acres). It has two other major campuses located in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo and the twin border cities of Albury-Wodonga. There are two smaller regional campuses in Mildura and Shepparton and a city campus in Melbourne's CBD on Collins Street and in Sydney on Elizabeth Street.

    La Trobe offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses across its two colleges of Arts, Social Science and Commerce (ASSC) and Science, Health and Engineering (SHE).

    In 2015, it was ranked in the top 100 universities under 50 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[9] In the 2021 QS World University Rankings, it was ranked in the top 300 universities for arts and humanities.

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