Position Available: Grants and Philanthropy Development Manager – School of Indigenous Studies (0.6 FTE)

Applications close 5pm on 29 November 2022

The University of Divinity seeks to recruit a Grants and Philanthropy Development Manager for the School of Indigenous Studies for immediate commencement.

This is a part-time (0.6 FTE) position for a fixed term of three years, and open to a further extension. The position could be located either at the University’s Brisbane offices or at the main campus at Box Hill in Melbourne.

About the University

The University of Divinity delivers education and research in theology, philosophy and spirituality and for over one hundred years has prepared its graduates for ministry, leadership and community service.

The University is regularly ranked by students as the top University in Australia for student satisfaction and learner engagement, reflecting the high quality of its curriculum and the dedication of staff to working with small classes.

The University operates across Australia and works in partnership with Colleges in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, together with over thirty churches, religious orders and associated organisations in a unique ecumenical enterprise. The main campus is located at the St Paschal Estate in Box Hill in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.

The University’s Vision is that:

Together we empower our learning community to address the issues of the contemporary world through critical engagement with Christian theological traditions

For more information, please see www.divinity.edu.au.

About the School of Indigenous Studies

Launched in December 2021, the School’s mission is to encourage the development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theologies and ministries, and to decolonise the Eurocentric versions of Christianity that remain dominant in this country.

This will be achieved through:

  • forming respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and Elders and with Indigenous councils and assemblies amongst the University’s partner churches
  • delivering Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander curriculum in partnership, where appropriate, with the University’s Colleges
  • encouraging and developing a University-wide research culture that embeds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander methodologies, ontologies, and epistemologies along with Indigenous approaches to theology and ministry that seek to inform and challenge the wider church and community.
  • providing a culturally safe and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to promote access, retention and success in theology and ministry.
  • continuing to transform the cultures and activities of the University, its Colleges, and partners, to promote justice and equity and to address the impact of colonisation.
  • developing innovative and engaging learning experiences with the wider church and community that foster knowledge, respect and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and knowledge and of shared histories that are purposeful, and transforming.

Position Description: Grants and Philanthropy Development Manager

The Grants and Philanthropy Development Manager is responsible for securing financial funds for the School of Indigenous Studies by managing, identifying, coordinating and preparing funding and bid opportunities.

Key responsibilities, key working relationships, selection criteria, and terms and conditions can be found in the Position Description below.

Position Description

The position of Grant, Philanthropic Funding and Operations Officer – School of Indigenous Studies is a part-time (0.6 FTE) fixed-term appointment subject to completion of a six-month probationary period and satisfactory performance. The position will be remunerated under the Higher Education Industry – General Staff award on the University’s salary scale at HEW 6.1 (pro rate of $92,591.82 full-time equivalent, effective from 1 January 2023) plus 10.5% superannuation and 17.5% annual leave loading


Closing date for applications: 5pm on 29 November 2022

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter addressing the selection criteria
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Contact details for three referees

Send applications electronically to: Anjali Antoniotti, Chief of Staff: aantoniotti@divinity.edu.au

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