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Fundraising Manager (12-month contract)

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Organisation : Variety - the Children's Charity Victoria

Location : Melbourne (Port Melbourne)

Work Type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Children, Disabilities, Families, Other, Youth & Young People

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : $75,000 + super

Application Closing Date : 20 Jul, 2018

About the Role


About the job:

Here’s a snapshot of what the Fundraising Manager will be responsible for:

  • Review, design, deliver and develop strategies across fundraising disciplines:
    o Bequests
    o Trusts and Foundations
    o Regular giving – management and retention program
    o Workplace giving
  • Develop, implement and maintain a detailed Fundraising Plan in the above areas with an emphasis on increasing revenue (including a long-term growth strategy)
  • Develop and maintain the Fundraising area budget in association with Head of Fundraising and Marketing and Finance Department
  • Development of donor management strategies through the use of ThankQ database
  • Plan marketing and communications collateral for all fundraising activities in conjunction with the Marketing Manager
  • Maintain records and report on monthly progress
  • Seek donations through workplace giving and regular giving and grow our database to achieve revenue targets
  • Develop and manage a regular giving program to ensure donor retention and acquisition is fulfilled
  • Attend to the fulfilment of fundraising materials, such as sending regular giving welcome packs, end of year statements and other communication
  • Maintain and expand the Regular Giving Donor Database and increase participation rates
  • Work with the Head of Marketing and Fundraising to manage the relationships with our lead generation suppliers and telemarketing supplier and ensure that all financial targets are achieved
  • Identify and prepare grant applications for Trusts and Foundations that support the organisation’s programs


About you:

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • At least 3 years’ experience and demonstrated success developing and delivering programs in a fundraising role
  • Excellent relationship, networking and communication skills
  • Proven ability to meet fundraising targets, along with creating and developing new fundraising opportunities
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including a proven ability to develop budgets and work with constraints to achieve financial targets
  • Experience with fundraising/relationship management databases
  • Experience with digital onboarding processes
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team, as well as autonomously
  • The ability to excel under pressure
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Previous not-for-profit experience (highly regarded)


What we can offer:

  • Experience working for a long-standing and highly regarded charity
  • Flexible working environment
  • A supportive environment with clear KPIs
  • A friendly and passionate environment with opportunities to grow your skillset
  • Salary Packaging
  • Free parking

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Variety - the Children's Charity Victoria

About us:

Variety – the Children’s Charity is a national, not-for-profit organisation that assists children and families facing challenges through sickness, disadvantage or living with a disability. By providing practical, life-changing equipment when it’s needed most, Variety helps kids achieve their full potential and realise their dreams.

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For details concerning this role, please contact

Janette Connolly

Email :

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Fundraising Manager (12-month contract) via Pro Bono Australia.


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