Senior Philanthropy Executive, Strategic Campaigns

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2023

Company Description
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is one of Australia’s largest autism-specific service providers, with one of the biggest autism-specific school programs in the world. A not-for-profit organisation, we work in partnership with people of all ages on the autism spectrum, and their families to deliver evidence-informed solutions that are person-centred, family-focused and customer driven.

At Aspect we recognise a different brilliant®, where we seek to understand, engage and celebrate the strengths, interests and aspiration of people on the autism spectrum.

Job Description

  • Purposeful and exciting opportunity for a Philanthropy exec to be the catalyst for making high impact priority projects come to life!
  • Play a pivotal role in developing and managing philanthropic relationships to drive growth and achieve Aspect’s strategic objectives.

Team purpose:

The Partnerships, Business Development and Autism Friendly Portfolio is home to four teams;

  • Philanthropy, Relationship and Gift in Will
  • Autism Friendly and Partnerships
  • Fundraising, Mass Marketing and Supporter Services
  • Strategic Partnerships & Business Development

The majority of works is externally focussed with a goal of growth; financial, reach and impact. We aim to deliver excellent customer service to existing and new supporters, corporates and autism friendly clients. We are committed to utilising a data-led marketing approach to connect and inspire new partnerships and gifts through a wide variety of activities and initiatives.

This will enable Aspect achieve the vision to create the best opportunities for people on the autism spectrum.

What you will do:

  • Lead the development and implementation of priority mini campaigns including project plans, fundraising and stewardship plans and donor journeys.
  • Collaborate with Aspect internal business units including Education, Adult Services, Research and marketing to create strong and compelling mini-campaigns messaging that demonstrates impact.
  • Research and identify new high value partner opportunities which are aligned to Aspect’s vision
  • Develop productive, warm and results-focused relationship with funders with the aim of soliciting major gifts.
  • Convert these opportunities into successful mutually beneficial relationships working collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure effective relationship and communication at all times.

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  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in areas of Business Management, Marketing/Communications, Philanthropy/Fundraising, Commerce or similar (desirable)
  • 5+ years’ experience in a senior high value major gift or capital campaigns role .
  • Strong written and verbal skills – strong ability to develop compelling proposals, pitching presentation and negotiate contracts (with agencies when required).
  • A genuine passion for social change / disability sector
  • Working with Children Check and National Police Clearance (NSW) on job offer will be mandatory

Additional Information
What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Salary packaging options to increase your take home pay
  • Learning opportunities for career advancement
  • Hybrid working between the office and home
  • Freshly fitted out workspace with end of trip facilities, on the doorstep of Chatswood station, dining and retail
  • Employee referral incentive
  • Access to a wide range of discounts through Perkbox on everyday purchases
  • Discounted membership to fitness facilities through Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program

To apply

Please apply via Aspect’s recruitment website, by attaching your resume (not compulsory) and completing the candidate questionnaire; cover letter is optional.

Enquiries should be directed to: Shahar Burla, Head of Philanthropy & Relationships, 0406 765 477.

Aspect is committed to increasing the number of Autistic staff and providing an inclusive workplace where everyone can feel that they belong. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds including, but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, neurodivergent people, people with a disability, the LGBTQIA+ community and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, to apply. We have a range of universal strategies to meet the needs of different people in our hiring processes, and are happy to individualise these.