At Dilworth School and Trust Board we are commited to providing all students with a first-class education in a working environment where employees feel a sense of purpose and pride.

Dilworth is an independent boys' boarding school with an Anglican tradition, providing full scholarships for young men from families who want to provide them with the best opportunities possible. We pride ourselves on achieving very strong academic, cultural and sporting results, providing a safe and inclusive environment and assisting Dilworth students in becoming the very best that they can.

Director of Advancement

About the Role

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Director of Advancement will develop and implement an Advancement Programme for the Dilworth Trust Board, delivering on the Trust Board's vision and driving strategy in the key areas of Alumni Relations and Fundraising Leadership.  

As a hands-on leader, they will work diligently to build a sustainable ‘culture of giving’ of time, talent and treasure to achieve the Advancement Office targets set annually.  

As an experienced relationship manager and fundraiser, the Director of Advancement will develop significant philanthropic partnerships and lead capital campaigns to grow defined revenue streams that enable the Dilworth Trust Board to fulfil the vision of James Dilworth.  

The Director of Advancement will be an inspiring team player and leader, who will work to establish relationships with others to support these objectives, including building a community of donors, alumni and ambassadors who support the mission and vision of Dilworth.

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate for this role will have experience working in Educational Advancement or Fundraising, with an emphasis on developing supporter relationships, ideally having previously managed Capital Campaign, Major Donor and/or Gift in Wills portfolios. 

You will also have experience in fundraising leadership and in engaging directly and personally with high value donors and supporters.

You will be an outstanding communicator and possess the diplomacy, perspective and credibility necessary to establish and build relationships and influence a range of internal and external stakeholders including teaching staff, board members, family trusts and major donors.

The Director of Advancement will be of the highest integrity, culturally aware, highly organised, and results oriented. 

The successful candidate will be committed to the school life and special character of Dilworth.

The salary for this role is in the range of $140,000 to $160,000 per annum, depending on experience and capability. Options for full or part time hours will be considered with flexibility for some work from home.

Dilworth is a child-safe organisation and commits to respecting ākonga, listening to their views and taking action to keep them safe at all times.

To apply for this job and for more information download the Candidate Information Pack at or go to