Philanthropy Manager

Monday, 3 Jul 2023


Get ready to join the fight for a greener, more peaceful world with Greenpeace Australia Pacific (GPAP)! As an independent campaigning organisation, we creatively and peacefully shine a light on the urgent environmental challenges facing our planet. We don’t shy away from the tough issues, exposing global environmental problems, and developing solutions for a green future. Join us now and be a part of the change we need to see! 


Join us as the Philanthropy Manager and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of GPAP fundraising! We’re seeking a passionate individual to cultivate and steward relationships with large Trusts & Foundations, both locally and globally, with a strong focus on the Pacific region. With at least fifty percent of your time dedicated to Pacific-focused campaigns, you’ll have a direct impact on our organisation’s capacity to drive change in this vital area.

Your strategic and relational-fundraising approach will be key as you work alongside our passionate staff to identify and expand foundation funding opportunities. You’ll identify prospective funders, forge meaningful relationships, and secure critical financial support. Leveraging the profiles and networks of our senior campaign team, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Board members, you’ll achieve outstanding fundraising outcomes. Furthermore, you’ll collaborate with global colleagues to seize global fundraising opportunities and make an even greater impact.

If you’re ready to make a difference, leverage your skills, and contribute to our mission of environmental conservation, this is the perfect role for you. Join us as the Philanthropy Manager and let’s create a sustainable future together.


As a core member of our High Value Fundraising team, you’ll have an in-depth understanding of all of GPAP’s core campaigns and global strategies. This knowledge will enable you to identify and align institutional funding opportunities that support our mission. Collaborating closely with our dedicated campaign team, you’ll develop compelling and fundable campaign proposals, maximising our chances of success.

The High Value team is a tight knit, high performing team responsible for around 40% of GPAP’s core funding. We focus on collaborating inside an acquire, retain, and grow strategic model. This role is critical to grow our institutional funding to the level needed to meet the ambition required to address the challenge of the critical decade for the climate crisis.  



  • High level written and oral communications skills including demonstrated experience preparing report backs and pitch documents for donors and prospects;
  • Intermediate to advanced influencing and interpersonal relationship skills including cross-cultural and cross-departmental communication skills;
  • Ability to prepare donor analysis and reports;
  • Track record of closing 6-and 7-figure gifts;
  • High level of computer literacy (Google suite – Google Docs/Sheets/Slides);
  • Microsoft office (excel);
  • Salesforce (CRM) desirable;
  • Relationship/Sales management platforms; 
  • Development and writing of high quality fundable proposals;
  • Monitoring and reporting of progress on the campaign supported by high donor gifts;
  • High level relationship building, interpersonal, writing and presentation skills including proficiency in communicating in donor-centric language;
  • Network and relationship fundraising strategy;
  • Extensive knowledge of major giving best practice and the external philanthropic environment;
  • Strong written and communication skills and the ability to confidently pitch for funding.


  • Familiarity with impact monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks for philanthropy (narrative assessment, impact measurement);
  • Experience working in a international for-purpose organisation highly regarded;
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in a similar role;
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship fundraising;
  • Demonstrated experience in database maintenance and analysis for fundraising;
  • Demonstrated experience developing detailed and engaging funding proposals and impact driven report backs.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a pipeline/caseload 
  • Developing and maintaining relationships
  • A solid network of environmental and/or humanitarian philanthropists and contacts, including in the Pacific, would be advantageous.


  • A role with the most well-known brand in the environmental NGO space, and the strength of the 50 years of Greenpeace behind you;
  • A great work-life balance including 35 hour work week, integrity framework and generous leave conditions; 
  • Genuine flexible working conditions;
  • A incredible brand new office space that has just opened up in Rosebery;
  • A culture that celebrates inclusivity, belonging and diversity; and 
  • An annual health allowance.

Annual full-time salary: $108,395.60 per annum + 10.5% superannuation per annum.


Be sure to read the full Job Description here before applying. 

Research shows that candidates from underrepresented groups (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, People of Colour, women, non-binary and gender diverse people, LGBTQIA+ communities, and people living with a disability) often don’t apply for roles if they don’t meet all the criteria – unlike majority candidates meeting significantly fewer requirements. We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested; we’d love to know how you can amplify our team with your unique experience!

To apply for this role please submit a CV (of no more than 3 pages) and a separate Cover Letter (of no more than 1 page) detailing your suitability for the role.

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To be considered for this position, applicants must have current working rights for Australia.

We respectfully request that Recruitment Agencies do not submit applications for this position.

Applications close 3 July 2023.