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Head of Advancement, College of Business and Economics Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

The Australian National University (ANU) is one of the world’s foremost research universities. Distinguished by a relentless pursuit of excellence, it attracts leading academics and outstanding students from Australia and around the world. Ranked among the top universities globally, ANU is charting a new strategic course to redefine the role of a contemporary national university. Located in the nation’s capital, ANU is renowned for the quality of its research, the excellence of its teaching, and its ongoing contribution to public life.

The recent development of ANU’s case for support and focus on thematic giving has created momentum and energy across the University community for philanthropy, alumni engagement and advancement. Complemented by the development of an educational advancement program for the University, ANU has created a philanthropic culture that is embedded into the University as it seeks to build in this space. Given its unique nature as the National University, ANU is able to connect with alumni, donors, friends and those previously unaffiliated with the University, but excited by its vision, energy and commitment to improving the world through education, research and innovation.

The ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE) seeks to advance knowledge through high quality teaching and research in the closely related areas of accounting, actuarial studies, business information systems, econometrics, economic history, economics, finance, international business, management, marketing and statistics. It endeavors to do this through the provision of a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, and through its research, publications and contributions to the associated professions, commerce, industry and government.

The Opportunity

In anticipation of the University’s first comprehensive, significant fundraising campaign, the Head of Advancement, College of Business and Economics will be responsible for building, coordinating and executing strong donor engagement plans to support University priorities, primarily through major gifts fundraising. S/He will be a seasoned development leader who can substantially contribute to the strategic growth, management and culture of the Advancement team and the University.

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