Manager Philanthropy

Friday, 24 Mar 2023

Want to help us create a world-class nature play precinct in Australia’s iconic Centennial Parklands to help children grow a strong sense of identity – and develop a deep connection to nature?

Are you a driven professional, keen to be part of a passionate team, working hard to preserve our precious, open green spaces, including the iconic Centennial Parklands?

Then we’d love to hear from you! 

Here at Greater Sydney Parklands and the Centennial Parklands Foundation, we’re passionate about helping our community to connect spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and culturally through parklands.

Who we are

The Centennial Parklands Foundation is an environmental charity that raises vital funds, generates awareness and engenders community support to protect and enhance Centennial Parklands, one of the world’s most visited public parklands. Known as ‘the lungs of the city’ and the ‘People’s Park’, this critical green belt in the heart of Sydney provides a vital connection with nature for the wellbeing of the community.

Greater Sydney Parklands is a NSW government city-wide agency created to become Sydney’s leading urban parks advocate. Its long-term vision is for Greater Sydney to be a city within a park, rather than just a collection of parks in the city.

What you’ll be doing

You will be responsible for the Centennial Parklands Foundation’s Giving Circle patron program, which unites donors of the Foundation, giving them the opportunity to develop their connection to the Parklands and feel part of a close-knit collective. Working closely with the Head of Fundraising and Development and the Centennial Parklands Board, you will also be part of the Foundation’s most ambitious capital-raising project to date to create a world-class nature play precinct – the Nature Discovery Space – where nature is the focus for learning and development.

The ideal candidate

Your proven experience in developing successful relationships with philanthropic donors through the solicitation of gifts and/or in supporting donor cultivation and stewardship activity, will be matched by your high level communication, project management and stakeholder management skills.

In return you’ll be offered a competitive salary and benefits, including hybrid working, in an organisation where work/life balance is important.

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

For more information on adjustments and assistance when applying with a disability, contact the Diversity team on [email protected] (please include the reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, check out Our Mob on Country to see the work we do and also get support with applying.

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Jocelyn Kelty, Director Australia Office on +61 (0)2 8218 2185, or by email at  [email protected].  Further information, including the job description is available here

Closing date for applications: Friday 24 March 2023

We look forward to hearing from you!