Head of GiW and Mid-level donors

Saturday, 30 Dec 2023

Bring your Fundraising and Bequest expertise into an industry leading organisation with a supportive and high-performance culture.

Are you looking to inspire a team to deliver on a strategic funding growth plan through motivational leadership? Are you motivated to drive income generation to create meaningful and impactful change with the largest charity in the world driven by everyday people? 

Through the support of our generous supporters, World Vision has helped to improve the lives of 200 million children worldwide by tackling the root causes of poverty.  89% of malnourished children our supporters helped in the last 10 years made a full recovery.

Bring your Fundraising and Bequest expertise into an industry leading organisation with a supportive and high-performance culture.

The Head of GiW and Mid-level donors at World Vision Australia (WVA) will be responsible for the development and management of World Vision Australia’s Gift in Wills program.  You will also be responsible for the acquisition, retention and relationship management of World Vision Australia’s ‘mid-value’ donors across various channels.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Development of a long-term strategy and annual plans and budgets for ‘mid-level’ donors and GiW.
  • Contribute to the development of policies and procedures working closely with the Private Funding Lead Team and other parts of the organisation (finance, field, legal etc).
  • Develop and manage the organisations GiW program, implementing the organisations 3–5-year strategy.
  • Implement process improvements and ensure teams are engaging effectively with other parts of the organisation.
  • Lead, mentor and motivate 3 direct and 5 indirect reports.
  • Ensure teams meets financial and non-financial KPIs.

Who we’re looking for

As an expert in Fundraising and Bequests, you will understand the importance of building and nurturing long-term partnerships with existing Mid-Level donors and high net worth individuals and liaising with senior management and decision makers. Stakeholder management is (as always) absolutely critical to effectively service our supporters and in collaborating cross functionally within World Vision. Skills and experience include:

  • 5+ years’ experience in a donor/customer development role, including at least 3 at a management/leadership level, preferably in the charity sector.
  • A passion for connecting with donors supporters and a background in delivering best practice donor care.
  • Excellent communication skills – written, phone and in-person
  • Proven experience in donor stewardship to achieve fundraising revenue targets.
  • Experience stewarding high value donors and supporters, particularly those considering leaving a gift in their Will.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Bequests and Fundraising.
  • Computer literacy skills across Microsoft Suite and CRM’s.

What you need to know

This role is a permanent position operating in a full-time capacity and will be based at our head office in Burwood East, Victoria.

What we can offer you

  • The opportunity to bring your expertise and experience to contribute to a cause that you are passionate about and work in the largest non-government organisation in Australia and one of the largest development organisations in the world.
  • Being part of a professional and dedicated team united by their commitment to one common goal; the fight against global poverty, its causes and making a real difference in the world.
  • Competitive salary, hybrid working and flexible salary packaging scheme.
  • Participating in comprehensive professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development.

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

The selection process 

We embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe for children. Our stringent recruitment procedures make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo all required pre-employment checks which is inclusive of a criminal record check. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support, and training in their work with vulnerable children and their families.  World Vision Australia participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Process within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. 

Who we are

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Australians to create meaningful change for children through relief, development and advocacy work. 

For more information on World Vision and the work we do, please visit our website: https://www.worldvision.com.au/about-us   Join us and be a true world-changer