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Head of Fundraising and Partnerships

Location : Sydney (Caringbah)

Organisation : Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 31-07-2018

About the Role

Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation is looking for a strategic and hands-on senior fundraiser to lead the fundraising team to ensure the future viability and national growth of Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation (Kookaburra Kids). A key responsibility of the role is to grow Kookaburra Kids national partnerships by developing strong and lasting relationships with corporate partners, government, Trusts and Foundations, Private Ancillary Funds and individual donors.

This position requires someone who is an experienced and passionate business development professional with excellent interpersonal skills, who can demonstrate the ability to build valuable relationships.

Key selection criteria for this role are (see attached position description for full details):

• Required: Min 3 years’ fundraising and partnership experience in the not-for-profit sector
• Preferred: CFRE or FIA Certificate of Fundraising or Degree qualified in business, fundraising or marketing related disciplines.
• Passion for the nature of Kookaburra Kids work and a willingness to engage authentically with it
• High level of relationship management skills including pipeline management and the proven ability to establish and maintain corporate partner relationships
• Exceptional communication, interpersonal, influencing, negotiation and professional networking skills
• Demonstrated experience developing and delivering high quality pitches, funding submission and presentations to major corporations
• Strong interpersonal skills, including building effective relationships, positive interaction and effective problem solving
• Current drivers licence – travel is a requirement of this position.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation
Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation, (previously known as Camp Kookaburra) was founded in 2002 to support children living in families affected by mental illness. The first camp was held with 16 children. Today over 2400 kids are registered in the Kookaburra Kids program. The purpose of the foundation is to provide intervention and education in a fun way through camp and activity programs, while facilitating unforgettable experiences for children giving them a break from their caring role and in a safe environment to share their experiences with children living in similar situations.

We are a collaborative, creative and fun team, who are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of many vulnerable children. We are building a dynamic team with the professional skills to develop and grow with the organisation, so that we can expand services and reach.
Additionally, Kookaburra Kids delivers a respite and recreational program to children of current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel who suffer from mental illness as a result of military service.
Stage 1 of the program will be delivered over 2 years in NSW, ACT, NT and QLD with a fully staffed office in each state and the potential for a further 3 years to expand nationwide.

Apply for this Job

Position Description : PD_Head of Fundraising & Partnerships

For details concerning this role, please contact

Samantha Gibson

Phone : (02) 9525 7474

Email : samantha.gibson@kookaburrakids.org.au

To apply, please submit your cover letter (maximum of two pages) addressing how you’d be a great fit for this role, plus your CV or email your CV and cover letter to samantha.gibson@kookaburrakids.org.au

Please quote in application: Head of Fundraising and Partnerships via Pro Bono Australia.


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