Sydney Women’s Fund Program and Fundraising Manager

Sunday, 24 Sep 2023

  • Collaborate closely with the CEO of Sydney Community Foundation, the Chair and members of the Sydney Women’s Fund Advisory Council.
  • Lead the creation and management of impactful projects and advocacy initiatives that promote equity and opportunity for women and families across Greater Sydney.
  • Manage fundraising events and campaigns to support the financial sustainability of the fund.
  • Develop and implement effective donor stewardship strategies to cultivate and maintain relationships with existing and potential donors.
  • Design and implement a comprehensive partnership/sponsorship program to foster collaborations and secure additional support for the fund.
  • Work towards the goal of granting/funding projects worth $1.5 million per annum.
  • Contribute to building a permanent endowment to facilitate SWF’s future funding sustainability.


  • Proven experience in program management, preferably in a non-profit or community-based organisation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing gender equity and empowering women and families.
  • Strong understanding of social issues affecting women and families in Sydney.
  • Experience in managing fundraising events and campaigns, including donor acquisition and cultivation.
  • Ability to work in a small team and a collaborative environment
  • Proficiency in developing and implementing donor stewardship strategies.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively convey the mission and impact of Sydney Women’s Fund to various audiences.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain partnerships and secure sponsorships.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Government relations experience to navigate and collaborate with relevant government bodies.
  • Understanding of corporate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) requirements and frameworks.
  • Experience in Foundation management is a plus.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of grant-making processes and experience in managing grant programs.
  • Familiarity with advocacy and public policy initiatives related to women’s issues.
  • Experience in utilising digital marketing and social media platforms for fundraising and awareness campaigns.

Salary: This is a part-time position (4 days per week) with an annual salary of $100,000 (pro rata) plus superannuation.  

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of women and families, possess the required skills, and are ready to take on the challenges of a Program and Fundraising Manager, we encourage you to apply.

This role is based in Paddington, Sydney. However, staff enjoy a flexible hybrid office/home working arrangement.

Sydney Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer with a candidate selection policy that encourages diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people with suitable qualifications and experience are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Sydney Community Foundation’s subsidiary employs staff, is a PBI, and offers associated salary packaging benefits as well as other progressive staff entitlements.

Applications will only be accepted via SEEK

No applications will be accepted via email. 

All applications must be directed to the CEO, Loredana Fyffe, providing a CV and Cover Letter addressing the key criteria and responsibilities. Please get in touch if you have any questions on 8030 7050 or [email protected] using the subject line: Sydney Women’s Fund Program and Fundraising Manager.