Millions of underprivileged youths are provided access to tertiary education, while groundbreaking research work in a diverse range of areas are initiated, by virtue of funds donated worldwide. The impact of philanthropy involves creating public value and helping to advance society - this is the power of fundraising.

The CASE Asia-Pacific Educational Fundraising Graduate Trainee Program is an exciting way to launch your career in fundraising and provides you an opportunity to advance education to transform lives and society. This prestigious fully paid program will begin in March 2020 for 12 months at a premier Australian institution.

Program Highlights:

  • Holistic induction program at an advancement conference held in Singapore with over 400 delegates from more than 20 countries
  • Gain the breadth of exposure to advancement field through comprehensive on-the-job rotational training
  • Delve deep into fundraising fundamentals with a stellar faculty of fundraising experts at a rigorous residential program
  • Dedicated guidance by a mentor with extensive experience in fundraising for higher education

What you will benefit from this program:

  • This is a fixed-term contract and provides you with all-around training.
  • You will be employed and working full-time at one of our partner institutions for the practical on-the-job training.
  • You will enjoy support from CASE Asia-Pacific who will manage the program and provide the formal training and mentoring throughout the program.

Duration of trainee program: 12 months (from March 2020)
Salary: Approximately AUD55,000 per annum

Participating Host Institutions:

  1. Australian National University
  2. Monash University
  3. The University of Melbourne
  4. The University of Queensland
  5. The University of Sydney
  6. The University of Western Australia

What we expect you to be:

  • You are a recent graduate/about to graduate/professional in early or mid-career, confident and creative with highly effective communication abilities with the ability to work in Australia.
  • You are goal-oriented, possess excellent organizational skills, and work well in a team.
  • You must be able to respond to the needs of a dynamic work environment to effectively progress through this program.
  • Previous experience in fundraising is desirable but not essential.
  • There will also be a four-week secondment to another university during the program.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must meet the following basic eligibility criteria for the CASE Asia-Pacific Graduate Trainee Program:
  • Have a demonstrable interest in fundraising, campaigning or events management
  • Must possess a legible right to work in Australia for more than two years (Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident)
  • Must be willing to work in any of the specified regions in Australia

What our graduates say:

"The programme is a great stepping stone for any graduate considering a career in higher education, philanthropy and engagement."
Cecilia Robinson, Graduate Trainee Alumni (Hosted by The University of Melbourne)
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"Without a doubt, the networks we have made in this unique programme will be extremely useful throughout our careers."
Aleesha Kumar, Graduate Trainee Alumni (Hosted by University of Western Australia)
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"If you are someone that wants to help others, consider applying for the CASE graduate trainee programme. You will have a fantastic opportunity to learn all aspects of advancement!"
Yolante Jones, Graduate Trainee Alumni (Hosted by Australian National Univerity)

Visit our website to find out more.

About CASE

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is the leading professional association serving educational institutions and professionals who work in alumni relations, communications, development and allied areas across the globe. CASE's vision is advance education to transform lives and society. As a catalyst for advancing education worldwide, CASE inspire, challenge and equip communities of professionals to act effectively and with integrity to champion the success of their institutions.

This program is sponsored by Richmond Associates

and supported by Execucare.

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