Making your people our priority




Dakin Mayers

& Associates Pty Ltd

Level 27

Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000


T 61 3 9629 6999






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

16 March 2017

  • Actively engage alumni
  • Enriching College community
  • Parkville location with car parking


University College (UC) is a leading residential College providing accommodation, academic, pastoral and well being support for its tertiary students in a friendly and relaxed community. This vibrant non-denominational College has embarked on a significant capital works project.  This will prepare the College  for a remarkable and sustainable future in all its dimensions: the student experience, enhanced academic and wellbeing programs, scholarships and facilities.  UC will grow to accommodate 340 students.

Reporting to the Advancement Manager, you will act as a point of contact to build relationships and strengthen alumni and community networks, foster fellowship and a sense of connectivity with members of the wider College community. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential  to liaise with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders as you proactively deliver and enhance the College’s alumni and development programs.

You will also have the opportunity to coordinate and administer the stewardship process, scholarships program, and a range of exciting alumni and development events. Experience and knowledge of the latest donor fundraising,  trusts, grants and foundation  strategies  and statutory applications  will be highly regarded. 


Utilise your related tertiary qualifications and minimum 1-2 years demonstrated record of success in a similar role along with high level administration and computer skills including MS Office and Synergetic. A key element of the role will be to draw on your acute attention to detail and  take responsibility for the alumni database.

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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.