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Major Gift Relationships Director

April 30th, 2021

Position Description

IJM Australia is seeking an experienced Major Gift Relationships Director tolead Major Gift relationships management in IJM Australia’s Advancement Office.  IJM Australia has a strong foundation of mid-major supporters where this is a highly rewarding and meaningful position to inspire and encourage altruistic giving, so as to strengthen IJM’s resources and capacity to make significant impact in combating forced labour slavery and exploitation of children in this region. This is a full-time position to be based in Sydney or Melbourne.

About the role

Reporting to the Chief Marketing & Partnerships Officer, the Major Gift Relationships Director will:

  • Design, spearhead and execute fundraising strategy and major gifts programs to increase and accelerate giving within this donor segment
  • Generate and manage a portfolio of mid-major donors (with the support of two Relationships Managers) through identification, acquisition, cultivation and stewardship of new and current supporters (individuals, foundations, private trusts and philanthropists)
  • Lead and develop a small and dynamic team of Relationship Managers to achieve fundraising and organisational growth goals
  • Preparation of reports, proposals, presentations and other fundraising or impact materials as needed
  • Develop, execute & monitor donor engagement plans to optimize their support and giving
  • Assist in organizing and hosting of fundraising and donor engagement events
  • Effectively manage departmental targets, budgeting and operational processes

About you

To be successful in this position you will have:

  • A deep conviction for justice and ending slavery
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications (e.g.: Master’s or Bachelor’s degree) or relevant work experiences
  • Minimum 5-8 years of professional experience in mid-major donor management and fundraising with demonstrated success in developing and executing mid-major giving strategies
  • Excellent listening written and oral communication skills
  • Strong stakeholders’ engagement and management skills
  • Prior experiences in leading a team or in a people managerial position
  • Self-motivated, driven and target-focused yet highly relational
  • Ability to motivate and inspire internal team members and external supporters

You will also be:

  • Self-motivated, driven, target-focused & able to implement strong process, yet highly relational
  • Influential to inspire internal team members and external supporters

About us 

  • An inspiring work environment. Your work makes a difference in the lives of the thousands of clients IJM is serving. You are part of a passionate global team of professionals - characterised by an atmosphere of personal involvement and determination to bring justice, transform communities and end slavery
  • Opportunity to professionally develop your skills & attributes
  • Leadership opportunities through leading and developing a team
  • Opportunity for spiritual formation
  • Salary is determined by our remuneration policy and years of qualified experiences

How to apply 

Please send a one-page cover letter outlining your suitability for the position including your demonstrated commitment to IJM Australia’s values as detailed above, along with your current CV to
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IJM Australia is interviewing and recruiting for this position as applications are received, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Applications close 31 May 2021


St Leonards, NSW or Melbourne

International Justice Mission Australia