Making your people our priority




Dakin Mayers

& Associates Pty Ltd

Level 50

Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

T 61 3 9629 6999

F 61 3 9629 5999



Ref: RM2002360


Location: Melbourne
Employment Type: Full-time
Closing Date:

18 April 2017

  • Prestigious appointment
  • Inspiring College community
  • Parkville location with car parking


An exciting opportunity exists to lead the Development Office of the prestigious St Hilda’s College at the University of Melbourne.  Established in 1964, the College provides accommodation and educational support for over 200 undergraduate and graduate students from rural, interstate and international backgrounds, studying primarily at the University of Melbourne.

As a member of the Senior Management Team, reporting to the College Principal and working closely with College Council, your primary objective is to build a sustainable fundraising program that maximises revenue for priorities set by the College.  In  addition to a particular focus on trusts & foundations, major donors and alumni, there will be considerable emphasis on developing and leading an exciting new capital campaign.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading and managing a small fundraising team, implementing and delivering capital campaigns, success in philanthropic and major gifts fundraising, and qualifications in fundraising or a directly related field.



This exciting and important position is suited to an energetic,  self-motivated, resourceful person, with superior communication skills and the ability to build enduring relationships. Working with a dedicated team of professionals, this role provides a rewarding opportunity to make your mark in the sector, be part of and contribute to this well respected College.


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About the organisation

Baptcare Affordable Housing Ltd (BAH) is a subsidiary company of Baptcare, the welfare and aged care agency of the Baptist Union of Victoria.   BAH operates as a Not-For-Profit Housing Provider, registered by the Registrar of Housing Agencies under the Housing Act 1983.

The key objectives of BAH include a commitment to:

·         Providing and/or managing well-maintained affordable housing.

·         Facilitating tenancy management which supports vulnerable tenants and allows households to have a say in the way their housing is managed.

·         Co-operating in place management strategies that build community.

·         Partnering with Baptcare and other agencies to ensure tenants’ needs are adequately met.


BAH currently has a strategy to provide and/or manage up to 500 properties by the year 2020.

About the Board

·         Current Board size:               Currently 5 Directors.  2 vacancies

·         Board Meeting location:     Camberwell

About the vacancy

·         This is a voluntary position with expenses reimbursed.

·         BAH seeks to appoint two independent non-executive Directors.

·         The role requires attending approximately 7 board meetings per year, during the evening. In addition it may be necessary to take part in monthly conference calls and/or occasional weekend workshops.

As a skills-based Board and in line with current specific requirements, candidates with skills in at least one of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

·         Experience in the Community Housing or Social/Affordable-Housing Sector

·         Marketing and/or PR Advertising

·         Finance

·         Property Development

Personal values and competencies

·         Mission: a person whose values are aligned to the vision, mission and objectives of Baptcare.

·         Integrity: fulfilling a director’s duties and responsibilities, acting ethically, having appropriate independence, putting the organisation’s interests before personal interests;

·         Collaborative: a director must be able to function as an effective team member but also must have the curiosity to ask questions and the courage to persist in robust discussion with management and fellow board members where necessary;

·         Interpersonal skills: as well as self-awareness and self-management.  A director must work well in a group, listen well, and be tactful yet able to communicate a candid viewpoint;

·         Commercial astuteness: demonstrate good business instinct and acumen and be able to assimilate and synthesise complex information;

·         An active contributor with genuine interest in the organisation and its business.


Educational requirements

ESSENTIAL - Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field with significant industry experience

DESIRABLE - Successful completion of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

Other attributes 

Active involvement in a local church community and an understanding of Baptist values and faith.