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Planned Giving Manager (Part Time Job-share)

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Organisation : Burnet Institute

Location : Melbourne

Work Type : Part-time

Sector : Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy, Health – General, Overseas Aid & Development, Research / Medical Research

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 28 May, 2018

About the Role


The Planned Giving Manager is responsible for securing and managing bequests and other planned gifts from individuals for Burnet Institute. The manager will build upon and further develop the Institute’s Planned Giving strategy to research, cultivate and solicit qualified prospects for planned gifts and provide support to a small team of donor relationship officers.

This position is a part time (2 days per week) job-share arrangement for a 12 month contract period.


Your key responsibilities will include the following:

Review, further develop and implement the Institute’s Planned Giving Strategy
Work together with a small team of donor relationship officers to maximise their skills and knowledge in planned giving and provide support in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospective and confirmed bequestors through a range of donor engagement activities
Actively manage a portfolio of prospective and confirmed bequestors and potential major gift prospects
Develop an integrated approach to attracting new bequest prospects
Maximise the financial value of received bequests through proficient deceased estate administration
Develop and maintain Institute-wide policies and procedures for the financial management, acquittal and recognition of planned gifts
Build internal relationships with relevant administrative, research, public health and international health staff to ensure Institute-wide knowledge and support of Burnet’s philanthropy program
Work within allocated budgets
Maintain and update database of donor contact, also electronic and hard copy bequest records

Refer to the attached position description for full details.


You will have:

A relevant tertiary qualification with extensive experience in a similar role with a significant bequests component, or an equivalent combination of equivalent experience and training
Demonstrated understanding of fundraising and philanthropy, particularly the traditional and evolving field of planned giving
Proven track record in securing bequests from individuals and/or organisations in a not-for-profit setting
Exemplary interpersonal skills, including effective listening, empathy, discretion, diplomacy and the ability to build and sustain relationships
Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, and high level presentation skills, with the maturity and capacity to communicate with a diversity of audiences including Institute leaders, donors, bequestors and their legal representatives
Affinity for the Institute and commitment to its mission, with demonstrated capacity to champion its humanitarian values among various constituents
Experience in developing and/or implementing an integrated bequest strategy
Experience working with Wills and estate planning professionals
Sound knowledge in the use of a relationship management database
Sound knowledge in the use of standard office software packages
Capacity to work independently or in teams to meet demanding time lines and expectations
Benefit from ongoing support and attractive salary packaging working for this leading not-for-profit organisation. Remuneration will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Burnet Institute is committed to providing our people with a supportive working environment. We value diversity and gender equity at the institute and provide flexible working arrangements for our staff. Burnet is participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Burnet Institute
Burnet Institute is a leading Australian medical research and public health organisation focused on
achieving better health for vulnerable communities in Australia and internationally by accelerating
the translation of research, discovery and evidence into sustainable health solutions. The Institute
is headquartered in Melbourne with programs that operate across Asia, the Pacific and in Africa.

Burnet’s culture links innovative discovery-oriented research and implementation research with
development and humanitarian action. World-class laboratory and field-based research is
integrated into multidisciplinary programs aimed at the prevention, detection and treatment of
diseases of global significance. This unique approach allows the Institute to make a tangible and
sustainable impact on health in both developed and developing countries.

The Institute has three major thematic programs – Disease Elimination, Behaviours and Health
Risk, and Maternal and Child Health, and two expansion programs – Healthy Ageing and Health
Security. Staff within these Programs are supported by cross-cutting communities of practice; the
disciplines of Life Sciences, Public Health and International Development.

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Please quote in application: Planned Giving Manager (Part Time Job-share) via Pro Bono Australia.


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