CASE Graduate Trainee Programme - Asia-Pacific
The CASE Graduate Trainee Programme is a fantastic opportunity for high-calibre graduates and postgraduates seeking a career in advancement within higher education, schools, and the not-for-profit sector.
By virtue of funds donated worldwide, millions of underprivileged youths are provided with access to tertiary education, and groundbreaking research work is initiated in a diverse range of areas.
The CASE Graduate Trainee Programme (GTP) is an exciting way to launch your career in advancement, providing you with an opportunity to advance education to transform lives and society. Applications are now open for roles in Melbourne, Australia, for this prestigious fully-paid year-long programme, commencing in May 2023.
If you are a highly motivated graduate, or an early or mid-career professional, we invite you to enter the exciting world of advancement!
What does the traineeship include?
Trainees will be employed by a host institution for a year. They will have the opportunity to explore a full range of functions within the organisation’s advancement office. Trainees will develop skills and knowledge to cultivate and manage philanthropic relationships, and implement a range of strategies to secure support. This includes gaining experience and developing core skills in:
- Alumni relations
- Prospect management
- Annual and regular giving
- Fundraising campaigns
- Major gifts
- Events and partnerships
The breadth of the experience provides trainees with a well rounded view of advancement in higher education and the role it plays in supporting the institution, current students, and potential students.
Trainees will be supported by an experienced mentor and a career coach. They will also benefit from a series of professional development and networking opportunities, including:
- A CASE induction programme including Road Map to Advancement
- Asia-Pacific Institute in Educational Fundraising (APIEF)
- Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference (APAC)
- Engagement with GTP alumni
- Global calls with CASE President and CEO Sue Cunningham, and trainees in the U.S./Canada and Europe programmes
Trainees will also spend one month on secondment at another organisation, giving them the chance to apply their learning, and experience advancement in a different setting, such as at an institution with an emerging development function.
Applicants must meet the following basic eligibility criteria for the CASE Graduate Trainee Programme-Asia-Pacific:
- Demonstrable interest in fundraising, volunteering, communications, or event management
- Rights to work in Australia for more than two years
- Willingness to work in any of the specified regions in Australia
- December 2022 - Trainee applications open
- 10 March 2023 - Trainee applications close
- May 2023 - Programme commences
The programme refined my passion for advocacy through ample opportunities to meet international leaders in advancement and to practice creative problem-solving skills.
It is such a unique programme that allows you to constantly explore numerous personal development opportunities.
Without a doubt, the networks we have made in this unique programme will be extremely useful throughout our careers.
This experience is what you make of it. In an expanding field like this, this opportunity can set you up for an amazing career.
How can I support the Graduate Trainee Programme?
If you are a university and are interested in becoming a host or co-host institution, you can find more details here.