Philanthropy Manager – VIC, Permanent part-time

Friday, 5 Apr 2024

UNICEF Australia is in search of a Philanthropy Manager to join our Fundraising team, based in Melbourne, Vic. This is a permanent part-time position.

UNICEF is the world’s largest children’s charity working to protect vulnerable children, globally and here in Australia. Run entirely on voluntary donations, we work to improve the lives of every vulnerable child, no matter who they are or where they live. Every day our teams are on the ground in 190 countries working with local partners to deliver lifesaving help and create lasting change. From vaccinating children in war zones to providing early childhood education access in Indigenous communities, donations help us to protect every child, no matter what.

We are offering a part time permanent position, working in a flexible environment, built around the diversity of our team and their needs. A competitive salary commensurate with the not-for-profit sector is offered together with a broad range of wellbeing benefits.

What we are looking for:

UNICEF Australia is in search of a Philanthropy Manager to join our Fundraising team. Reporting to the Senior Philanthropy Manager, you’ll manage relationships with major donors and trusts in Victoria, focusing on both acquiring new donors and nurturing existing relationships.

Your day will include:

  • Strategize methods for increasing high-value donor income by securing major gifts from individuals and Trusts/Foundations in VIC
  • Drive the development and implementation of a new mid-value product in the VIC market.
  • Cultivate and expand existing high-value VIC relationships through exceptional relationship management, with plans to increase this number over time via effective prospect management.
  • Implement effective business processes and reporting mechanisms to ensure transparency and risk management for VIC High Value donors.
  • Exhibit positive and effective leadership within Fundraising and UNICEF Australia, integrating Philanthropy seamlessly into the wider program.

We would like you to have the following skills and experience:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification or equivalent experience
  • A minimum 5 years’ experience in Philanthropy/Major Donor/Trust & Foundation Fundraising at Management level
  • Exceptional and persuasive written and verbal communications skills
  • Exceptional organisation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skill with a natural ability to build relationships.
  • Knowledge of professional fundraising standards, practice and regulatory compliance issues
  • A dynamic, self-motivated ‘people person’.
  • A passionate and energetic team member with a genuine interest in working in the international aid and development sector.

What will it feel like to work at UNICEF Australia:

  • An environment and culture built on the importance of teamwork, collaboration and shared purpose.
  • Sector leading salary packaging and a competitive salary commensurate with the NFP sector.
  • A flexible work environment with balance between home and office work, which puts the wellbeing of our staff at the centre of our decision making.
  • A positive and values-driven work culture which celebrates our achievements and recognises our teams.
  • A wellbeing package which includes such things as access to meditation, yoga, EAP and Birthday leave
  • Commitment to our child-first philosophy with generous paid parental leave and offering.
  • The opportunity to support a global impactful cause and make a difference for every child.

How To Apply:

To apply for this fantastic opportunity please use this link:

For further information on this position, please be in touch with our People & Culture Team: [email protected].

We welcome you to contact us to discuss any requirements that will ensure you can participate fully in our recruitment experience. Applications for this position close Friday 5th April 2024