CASE Asia-Pacific Educational Fundraising Graduate Trainee Programme
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 Programme 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 programme will begin in March 2020 for 12-months at a premier Australian institution.
We invite highly motivated graduates and early/mid-career professionals to enter the exciting world of educational fundraising.
What does the traineeship include?
Trainees will be employed by a host university on a 12-months contract. They will begin the programme at the host institution and work within each area of a university's development office - gaining experience and developing skills in alumni relations, prospect management, annual and regular giving, stewardship, fundraising campaigns, major gifts, events and partnerships. The breadth of the experience provides trainees with a fully rounded view of fundraising in higher education and the role it plays in supporting the university, current students and potential students. A mentor will be provided to the group of trainees along with networking opportunities and online resources such as the CASE Community.
As part of the professional development, trainees will participate in an induction programme at the CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference 2020, held in Singapore from 20 to 23 April 2020. In addition to the CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference, those on the Programme will also attend the CASE Asia-Pacific Institute in Educational Fundraising and one other CASE conference or seminar.
During the year-long placement, graduate trainees will spend one month at another co-host institution. This month-long placement will enhance the learning process through opportunities given to apply learning at another institution with an emerging development function.
Participating Host Institutions:
- Australian National University
- Monash University
- The University of Melbourne
- The University of Queensland
- The University of Sydney
- The University of Western Australia
How to apply
Applications for the CASE Asia-Pacific Educational Fundraising Graduate Trainee Programme 2020 are now open. Closing date for applications is 31 August 2019. For more information, please refer to the application page.
How can I support the Educational Fundraising Graduate Trainee Programme?
If you are a university and are interested in becoming a host or co-host institution, you can find out more details here.
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.