Gift Services Coordinator

Curtin University

Job Reference: 707250

  • $82,296 – $87,304 plus 17% superannuation
  • 2-year, fixed term contract – full time (with possibility of extension)
  • Collaborative and supportive team environment

University Advancement

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 globally and in Australia.

Your new role

We have a unique opportunity for an engaging professional to join the University Advancement Team as a Gift Services Coordinator, and manage all transactional and financial activities for donations, research and trusts, foundation grants and industry sponsorships.

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated self-starter to join a passionate and growing team of Advancement professionals.

You will work closely and collaboratively with a variety of teams across the University including financial services, scholarships, faculty and external stakeholders whilst ensuring a high-level of compliance with relevant policies and legislation in relation to the management and processing of donations.

In this role you will…

  • Manage the transactional activities and process for receiving and processing donations in Xetta and the Raisers Edge CRM while maintaining data integrity.
  • Prepare financial reports and associated documents for the relevant Committees and information requests for management as required.
  • Work closely with Advancement executives and the Stewardship Coordinator to ensure appropriate gift acknowledgement procedures and pledge reminders are sent within a timely manner.
  • In consultation with Financial Services, ensure that University policies and procedures, legislation and statutes are complied with for financial and taxation purposes relating to donations, research grants, bequests and sponsorship.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with key internal stakeholders, including the scholarships office and faculties, to ensure the proper management and oversight of privately supported scholarships, student awards, research projects and other university programs.
  • Liaise with faculty and area contacts to coordinate the disbursement of funding, ensuring funding is utilised in line with the donor’s intention and assisting in the preparation of acquittal reporting.
  • Resolve operational problems and facilitate the development and implementation of initiatives, processes and system to improve efficiency.

Why choose Curtin?

  • Join a vibrant and close-knit team within University Advancement which offers extensive learning and development opportunities.
  • Contribute to a variety of fundraising campaigns that have significant social impact across the University and community.
  • Curtin is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide ( ARWA 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019)
  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities
  • A flexible benefits package with excellent superannuation provisions.
  • A vibrant campus with gym, child care, wellness programs, medical and counselling services.
  • 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.
  • The University has recently been named as one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA)

We are looking for someone with…

  • Degree qualified with relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated understanding of accounting principles, concepts and practices as well as financial reporting requirements.
  • 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.

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)

Disclaimer

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.

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