Alumni Engagement Officer (Young Alumni)

Jan 09, 2019
Jan 23, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Throughout its history, The University of Queensland has benefited from the support of its alumni and friends to enhance funding, deliver world-class research and allow students to reach their full potential. The St Lucia campus rests on land gifted through the Mayne siblings and the School of Veterinary Science continues to use farmland at Pinjarra Hills, donated to the University in the early 1920s. The modern research-intensive University is supported by a partnership of significant philanthropy and leveraged grants from the government.

As UQ moves into its second century, the University is committed to solidifying its reputation as one of the world's pre-eminent public research universities. This involves strengthening our brand, improving our links with alumni and partners and promoting a strong culture of giving to significantly grow the sustainable level of philanthropic support the University receives annually. In line with this commitment the University launched its first major comprehensive campaign, Not if, When - The Campaign to Create Change in 2017, with the target of raising $500 million for strategic priorities aimed at empowering student success, transforming teaching and learning, and driving discovery and impact. To learn more about UQ's campaign visit

Advancement at UQ works in partnership with academic and professional colleagues throughout the University to increase engagement and to establish enduring relationships with key constituents including alumni, community, friends, organisations, trusts, foundations, industry and corporations. Under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Advancement), UQ Advancement is investing in a high performing team to partner with UQ academia to deliver new sustainable levels of philanthropic support.


The role

The successful appointee will be responsible for planning and delivering a comprehensive outreach and engagement program for young alumni that involves a range of targeted events, communications and marketing initiatives. 


The person

Applicants should possess qualifications in relevant disciplines, or extensive work experience/specialist expertise in community engagement, events management and/or communications. You should also have effective organisational and planning skills including excellent attention to detail and accuracy, the ability to use initiative, prioritise own workload, solve problems and meet strict deadlines. Whilst also having a sound understanding of marketing and communication principles and basic fundraising and alumni relations principles, and appreciation of the role that engagement and stewardship of donors and volunteers has within fundraising strategies.

It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to Kristy Hume,  



This is a full-time, 6 month fixed term appointment at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $75,957 - $81,714 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5%

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.



To discuss this role please contact Daniel Brennan on

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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