Philanthropy Coordinator

Sunday, 4 Jun 2023

About The TLC

The Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) is seeking a Philanthropy Coordinator. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to nature conservation in Tasmania and join an organisation that offers a supportive and welcoming working environment.

The TLC is a for-purpose (not-for-profit), apolitical, science and community-based organisation that protects nature on private land in Tasmania. Through science, community, and enduring commitment, we inspire and empower people to conserve nature in Tasmania; we do this for the benefit of current and future human generations and for nature itself.

We conserve important habitats and ecosystems by raising funds to buy and manage private land and by working with landholders to protect nature on their land.

Tasmania has a wonderful natural heritage with over 50% of the state already protected by magnificent reserves. We are superbly placed to develop one of the world’s leading protected area systems – a reserve system that provides sufficient habitat for the long-term survival of our biodiversity.

The TLC strategy is to build a system of secure core areas managed for conservation. Our aim is to conserve and manage an additional 30,000 hectares of land for nature conservation by 2025 through reserves and through management for conservation.

Some land becomes TLC reserves, protected by conservation covenants. Other land goes into our ‘revolving fund’: it is permanently legally protected with a conservation covenant and resold to conservation-minded buyers. The TLC also works with landowners to protect the ecological values of their properties through conservation programs including the Midlands Conservation Fund, Land for Wildlife and WildTracker. In 21 years of operation, the organisation has protected more than 96,000 hectares through our activity.

The Position

The Philanthropy Coordinator leads the delivery of the TLC’s mid-level giving and regular giving programs, workplace giving and twice-yearly appeals. Reporting to the Philanthropy & Engagement Manager, the position will also support the major giving and gifts in wills program, and other engagement programs as required.

The position requires a dynamic, high-energy philanthropy professional with a commitment to TLC’s vision and values and exceptional interpersonal skills. Interstate travel to other state capitals and to TLC reserves is required from time-to-time.

We are looking for a tertiary qualified candidate with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a professional fundraising role or similar. Demonstrated experience using client relationship management (CRM) systems and ability to adopt and effectively use digital software, is a must. We want someone with highly advanced emotional intelligence with excellent empathy and interpersonal skills.

The position on offer is fixed term (until June 2025), negotiable FTE (0.8 – 1.0 FTE = 60.8 – 76 hours / fortnight) and based in Hobart, Tasmania. The TLC provides a flexible work environment where a good work-life balance can be maintained.

A remuneration package is offered based on TLC Professional Level 2.3 – 2.6 ($80,000 – $89,000 pro rata per annum plus statutory superannuation) commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience. The commencement rate for this position is between TLC Professional Level 2.3 – 2.5.

  • Please see the position description for more details.
  • Visit the Tasmanian Land Conservancy website here.
  • If you would like more information about this role please contact Jessie Bodor, Philanthropy & Engagement Manager ([email protected]).

To apply please include the following and send to [email protected], using the subject line: Philanthropy Coordinator application via Philanthropy Australia:

  • An introductory cover letter.
  • Your resume (including contact details of two referees).
  • A statement addressing the Qualifications, Experience, Skills & Competencies listed in the position description.

Failure to follow this process and address criteria will likely preclude the applicant from consideration for the role.

Applications close: 04 June 2023.