Deputy Director, Head of Fundraising - Australian Institute for Infectious Disease (AIID)

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jun 21, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0056292
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time; Fixed-term for 5 years
Department/School: Advancement
Senior Manager 1

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Australian Institute for Infectious Disease (AIID)

The Australian Institute for Infectious Disease (AIID) is a visionary initiative from three of Victoria’s leading institutions — the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (The Doherty Institute), the Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health (The Burnet Institute), and the University of Melbourne. With backing from the Victorian Government as the Major Supporting Partner, the AIID is designed to protect Australia and the region against infectious disease and future pandemics.

About the Role

The Deputy Director, Head of Fundraising for the Australian Institute for Infectious Disease (AIID) is a senior role within University of Melbourne Advancement, working closely with the AIID Foundation Partners - University of Melbourne, The Doherty Institute and the Burnet Institute. Reporting to the Director of Advancement (MDHS), with dotted line reporting to the Executive General Manager, Philanthropy & Supporter Engagement (Burnet Institute), this position will play an important leadership role in driving the AIID philanthropic campaign, an exciting and timely new initiative harnessing Victoria’s world-leading research excellence in infectious disease. With support from the Vice President (Advancement), and significant funding secured, the appointee will hold responsibility for the strategic development of the AIID comprehensive Capital Campaign, working in partnership with The University, Doherty and Burnet Institutes.

About You

You are a deeply experienced and highly respected principal and major gift philanthropic professional with a track record of leading integrated advancement programs. Underpinning your knowledge of the development of Capital Campaigns, systems and models, are your superior relationship building skills, high emotional intelligence and ability provide high level, effective leadership and direction to staff inside and outside direct line management, including working with executive and volunteer leaders. This is a rare opportunity to be part of a truly rewarding and transformational campaign to translate scientific discoveries into pioneering health solutions.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

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Join Us!

PLEASE NOTE: We have engaged SHK Asia Pacific Pty Ltd as our sourcing and selection partner on this role.

Please direct your enquiries to: Kylie Kilmartin at SHK on +61 3 8620 8012

And submit your application to: Kylie Kilmartin via email address –

Applications close: Tuesday 12th July 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Indicative timeline:

If you’re curious, motivated and ready to undertake a meaningful and rewarding role we’re ready to meet you!

The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidance and directions issued from the Victorian Health Minister. The University of Melbourne requires all University of Melbourne employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an exemption order applies. All applicants therefore must meet this requirement when submitting an application.