Job Vacancies

Major Gifts Coordinator

June 16th, 2022

Position description

  • Become a part of a team that is devoted to making the world a healthier place.
  • Full Time Permanent Position
  • Randwick Location; Hybrid Work
  • Build strong relationships with major donors

EEO Statement:

Black Dog Institute is steadfastly committed to achieving a progressive and diverse workforce that is reflective of our wider community.  We celebrate the qualities, beliefs, and practices that make us unique, and are dedicated to the development and progression of our people. We ensure equality of opportunity for all, regardless of age, characteristics, cultural background, sexual orientation, lived experience, gender identity, disability and/or family status. We look forward to having you join our team at Black Dog Institute.

About Us:

As the only Medical Research Institute in Australia to investigate mental health across the lifespan, our aim is to create a mentally healthier world for everyone. For the past 20 years, we have been at the forefront of mental health research and have maintained a reputation as one of the nation’s leading institutes investigating mental health.

We undertake a unique ‘translational’ research approach that allows us to turn our world-class findings into new treatments, prevention strategies, clinical services, educational programs, and e-health products.

Leveraging our relationships with stakeholders and donors, we join the dots by connecting research answers, expert knowledge, and the voices of lived experience to deliver solutions that impact and boost the health care system for patients and practitioners alike.

Our work is used to drive evidence informed change across the rapidly expanding mental health sector and sets the foundations for a brighter and healthier future for all.

The Role:

Be responsible for the coordination of events for major donors, assist with the writing of proposal, grant applications, and assist with communications sent to our major donors. The role is integral in supporting the philanthropy team in the nurturing of close relationships with existing and prospective high value supporters. You will support the strategic growth in income from our donors and play a key role in our overall fundraising strategy.

About You:

  • 2+ years experiences in business to business marketing, fundraising, marketing agency, or customer service
  • Tertiary degree, or other relevant qualifications in marketing, business, law, or experience in a related role.
  • Demonstrated high computer literacy, primarily with Blackbaud and Raiser Edge software.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship skills, with a warm manner and a high degree of empathy.
  • Proven time management skills and able to juggle competing deadlines without compromising quality.
  • Keen eye for detail and accuracy, coupled with strong administrative skills.
  • Creative problem solver and can-do attitude toward finding solutions.

How to apply

Please apply via the link here with your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria and your interest in Black Dog Institute. 
Due to the volume of applications we receive, only candidates who meet the selection criteria will be contacted. Candidates who apply via email will not be considered.

Advertisements are subject to closing earlier than specified if a suitable candidate is appointed.


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