Job Vacancies

Major Gifts & Philanthropy Manager (maternity cover)

January 02nd, 2018

Position Description:

We are looking for a driven and experienced individual to join our Development team of six as our Major Gifts & Philanthropy Manager to commence in mid-March 2018.

The role presents unique and exciting opportunities for the right candidate to take ownership of, including:

  • Managing our/a major gifts programme;
  • Managing the launch of a legacy programme;
  • Providing strategic support to the Head of Philanthropy, Executive and Board on a capital campaign and major gift cultivation and solicitation strategy; and
  • Supervising two Philanthropy staff.

This is a full-time maternity contract position based in Sydney with some interstate travel. Evening and weekend work will be required.

We are looking for someone with at least five years’ experience in a philanthropy role, with superior communications, management and interpersonal skills. You will thrive in a demanding, fast-paced environment, and have the ability to juggle multiple events, stakeholders and projects at any one time. You will be both a details and big picture person, with experience working in a database (preferably Tessitura),
specifically on moves-management.

To apply for this role, please send the following to Susan Howard, Personnel Manager, at by COB Friday, 2 February 2018.

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Response to the essential criteria as listed in the position description (no more than 1 page)
  4. An example of a piece of philanthropy collateral that you have directly worked on

Please ensure your application meets all requirements as outlined above.

Application Deadline:

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