First listed on: 21 February 2020

Head of Advancement 

Are you inspired by providing life-changing opportunities for young people and enabling pioneering educational programmes? The Head of Advancement role at Geelong Grammar School is responsible for the School’s fundraising success, which supports a comprehensive scholarship programme and drives progressive educational initiatives, including the School’s world-leading Positive Education programme. This is a senior role, responsible for leading and growing the School’s Advancement team, and developing a cohesive philanthropic strategy to support the School’s long-term strategic objectives. Reporting to the Director of Community Engagement, the Head of Advancement will provide advice on best practice fundraising, foster strong relationships, further ongoing stewardship of donors and report on all aspects of the School’s philanthropic activities.  

Location is flexible; either at our main campus at Corio in Geelong or at our Toorak Campus in Melbourne.

Geelong Grammar School is one of the world’s leading co-educational boarding and day schools. Offering exceptional educational opportunities across four campuses from Early Learning to Year 12, Geelong Grammar School is committed to making a positive difference for students, staff and the community. We believe in prioritising wellbeing, creativity and academic rigour, and we value wisdom.

For those interested in committing to a professional and aspirational environment that encourages your success, and supports your ongoing learning and development, we welcome applications for a Head of Advancement to commence in 2020 for a fixed term period of 5 years. 

The successful candidate must have significant experience in a similar leadership role and demonstrated success in building philanthropic capacity. Exceptional communication and relationship management skills, a collaborative approach, experience building a positive team culture, experience leading and successfully implementing strategic projects and relevant tertiary qualifications are also essential. 

Further information regarding the key responsibilities and requirements please refer to the Success Profile.  

All staff at Geelong Grammar School are provided with training in Positive Psychology and have a significant role in enhancing the resiliency and wellbeing of students through the delivery of Positive Education, based on the principles of Positive Psychology.  

For information, including employee benefits, Position Description (Success Profile) and applicable tenure, and/or to apply, visit the Careers page on our website:

Geelong Grammar School is committed to the safety of children and has a zero tolerance of child abuse.

Applications close at 12.00 noon on Friday 6 March 2020. 

Senior School

Years 10-12
Timbertop Campus

Year 9
Middle School

Years 5-8
Toorak Campus

ELC-Year 6
Bostock House

ELC-Year 4
CRICOS 00143G ABN 92 004 971 500

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