Manager, Trusts & Foundations and Major Gifts

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Location : Melbourne (Collingwood)

Organisation : The Reach Foundation

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 01-10-2017

About the Role


  • Great writing skills and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • People person, able to work with both internal and external stakeholders to build robust proposals
  • Great relationship building skills and an ability to attract and convert high net worth individuals into major givers
  • Adaptable, unfazed, and organised when juggling many balls

An exciting full-time opportunity to manage Reach’s Trusts and Foundations and Major Gifts function exists in our VIC team.

The Manager, Trusts & Foundations and Major Gifts is a key member of Reach’s Development team. The Development team works across corporate partnerships, community fundraising, individual giving, grants and events. This team is responsible for attracting, retaining and reporting to the stakeholders who provide funding and resources to deliver Reach’s programs.


The Reach Crew is a group of young people who are committed to creating, designing, and delivering experiences for other young people to learn more about themselves and connect with others. The Reach Crew consists of both volunteers and casual employees. 


You are an experienced and collaborative fundraising professional with strong experience in Trusts and Foundations and/or Major Gifts. You will thrive in Reach’s youth-oriented environment and unique culture, merging your experience with your innate respect for the passion and potential of young people, to bring in a strong revenue stream for Reach.

As Manager, Trusts & Foundations and Major Gifts you will be responsible for driving both acquisition and engagement programs to create enduring partnerships and funding results in the areas of both trusts & foundations and major donors/major gifts. You will explore new opportunities for funding in the area of major gifts, including researching and acquiring prospective high net worth donors, developing cases for funding support, and exploring opportunities for new revenue growth from this space.


About the Organisation

Organisation Name : The Reach Foundation

Reach is a for-purpose youth organisation that aims to improve the wellbeing of young people so they can get the most out of life.

The vision of The Reach Foundation is that every young person has the support and self belief they need to fulfil their potential and dare to dream. Co-founders Jim Stynes and Paul Currie's legacy endures through creative and edgy programs delivered for young people by the young Reach Crew, keeping it relevant and real.

Each year over 30,000 young people aged 10-18 experience Reach through our youth-led workshops, designed and delivered by our young crew. Our workshops are safe and supportive spaces where teenagers can share stories and experiences honestly, improve their self-awareness, and build deeper more meaningful connections. Independent research has found that Reach can improve the wellbeing of young people by significantly enhancing their feelings of meaning and engagement.

Over the past 22 years, Reach has improved the wellbeing of over 780,000 young people.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Chris Doig, National Manager Development

Phone : 0401496760

Email :

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Manager, Trusts & Foundations and Major Gifts via Pro Bono Australia.


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