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Major Gifts Manager

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Organisation : Opera Australia

Location : Australia, New South Wales, Sydney (Sydney)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Arts & Culture

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : 70,000 - 75,000 per annum

Application Closing Date : 27 Jul, 2018

About the Role

We are seeking a highly motivated and successful Major Gifts Manager to join our Philanthropy Department on a full-time, permanent basis. This position is responsible for the management of the major gifts program, which is charged with managing relationships and securing support from donors who are capable of making gifts of $25,000 to $100,000.

The person in this role will manage a personal portfolio of 20-50 prospects and an additional portfolio of high-level donors. They will develop and implement the major gift fundraising plan for Opera Australia. This role will work closely with the Philanthropy team in Sydney and Melbourne to ensure coordination amongst individual giving programs.

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in growing philanthropic income and increasing the number of major donors to an organisation, and considerable experience in managing and developing relationships with high net worth individuals. You will also have prior experience in the administration of either philanthropy campaigns, major gifts or other philanthropy programs including acquisition and retention of individuals and companies, and strong experience in managing a variety of stakeholder relationships including with donors, board members, members of senior management, suppliers and community representatives. Excellent verbal and written skills, coupled with high level IT skills and database knowledge are a must.

For more information and to apply for this role, please go to:

This is a full-time, permanent role. Applications close 27 July 2018.

Only candidates with full Australian working rights are eligible for this position.

No recruitment agencies please.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Opera Australia

Opera Australia is Australia's national opera company, dedicated to enriching Australia's cultural life with exceptional opera and sustaining and developing the art form, with over 600 opera performance a year. The Company works with leading directors and designers, and employs a large number of highly skilled people in the areas of scenic construction and painting, wardrobe and wig-making, stage production, management and administration.

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For details concerning this role, please contact

Liz Nield

Phone : (02) 9699 1099

Email :

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Major Gifts Manager via Pro Bono Australia.


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