Philanthropy Advisor

Friday, 17 May 2024

Philanthropy Advisor – Remote

  • Opportunity to work with an engaged community of educators – working to close the education gap
  • Flexible work practices, including the option to work from home
  • Allowance and time off work for professional development

About Teach For Australia

Our vision is an Australia where education gives every child greater choice for their future. The mission is to grow a community of leaders committed to equity for children and young people, by recruiting and developing exceptional people to teach and lead across Australian schools.

About the Position

Reporting to the Head of Philanthropy, the Philanthropy Advisor supports the broader Philanthropy & Partnerships team in the day-to-day coordination and administration of a variety fundraising tasks including prospect research, qualifying opportunities and the end-to-end proposal submission process including timely acquittals to help meet the fundraising objectives of Teach For Australia in line with its strategic plan. In this role, the Philanthropy Advisor will function as the Primary Relationship Lead for several allocated partners and donors.

In addition, the role will provide support and advice to the team to ensure systems and processes are effective in driving greater efficiencies, compliance is adhered to and to ensure accurate information is provided to donors. 

Please note: This is a part time role, FTE 0.8

About You


  • At least 5 years of relevant professional fundraising work experience within the not-for-profit sector.
  • Bachelor’s level degree in a related field or commensurate work experience.
  • Ability to conduct prospect research and management of the end-to-end grant proposal process.
  • Highly organised, with exceptional planning and time management skills to achieve objectives or complete projects. 
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team, prioritise requests, manage competing demands, and set work priorities to meet deadlines.   
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail. 


  • Existing relationships with philanthropic funders.
  • Understanding of the secondary and tertiary education sectors.

Key Accountabilities

Grant Submissions and Donor Relations

  • Monitor and manage an aligned donor and grant pipeline to support the work of Teach For Australia.
  • Raise additional revenue through dedicated and strategic grant submissions and through donor engagement.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of plans/initiatives to increase philanthropic revenue.
  • Conduct regular prospect research and manage opportunities accordingly to align with Teach For Australia’s mission.
  • Support the Philanthropy & Partnership in developing new relationships with funders and philanthropists. 
  • Prepare, present, and submit personalised proposals for major donors and philanthropic foundations in consultation with the Head of Philanthropy.
  • Manage an allocated group of professional relationships with funders and external stakeholders. 
  • Assist in the development and delivery of donor events, campaigns and other activities as required.

Stories of Impact

  • Oversight and management of monthly pipeline reporting and present key updates at team meetings.
  • Work with the Head of Philanthropy and internal stakeholders to develop personalised reports, impact stories, and updates for major donors and philanthropic partners, demonstrating the tangible outcomes of their support.
  • Track and manage the acquittal process to ensure timely submissions.

Internal Team Engagement  

  • Work closely with key internal staff including finance, program managers, monitoring and evaluation, marketing, and recruitment so as to present well considered and accurate communications to donors and external stakeholders.
  • Flexibility in work undertaken in order to assist colleagues in the GPM team and the broader organisation.

Reconciliation and DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging)

  • Demonstrate openness, curiosity, and respect towards TFA’s commitment to Reconciliation, Diversity, Belonging and Inclusion in a way that aligns to your personal learning journey in a professional setting. This may include, but is not limited to; joining internal committees, engaging in professional learning sessions, supporting members of your team in their learnings, leaning into work in this space outside the scope of your role, supporting your Functional area to drive strategic Reconciliation/DEIB initiatives etc.  

Teach For Australia encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

For an opportunity to take your place in this life-changing organisation please apply here, by 12pm Friday 17th May. Download the job description here.

Please note that you must have the appropriate right to work in Australia in order to be eligible for this role. Successful candidates will be required to undertake a National Police Clearance, and obtain a valid Working With Children Check. If you have any questions about our recruitment, please email [email protected]. If you don’t hear back from us 2 weeks after closing the role, please note you were unsuccessful for this position. For more information about Teach For Australia and its impact on educational disadvantage, please visit