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Organisation : JDRF Australia

Location : Melbourne, Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy, Mental Health, Research / Medical Research

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 30 Sep, 2018

About the role

  • Accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent & treat Type 1 Diabetes
  • Drive a significant increase in funding from philanthropy and major gifts
  • Senior hands on leadership role, interstate travel


Benefits & Culture

• Passionate and collaborative team culture
• Commitment to training and development
• Diverse recognition framework
• Generous salary packaging provisions
• Additional end of year leave


The Role

With accountability for the delivery of targeted significant growth funding, you will manage your own portfolio and lead the philanthropy team, with responsibility for managing existing relationships and identifying new prospects. Specifically you will:

• Manage your own portfolio and solicit gifts from major donors, trusts and foundations
• Ensure your team deliver on individual targets and metrics
• Work collaboratively with global counterparts and local leadership
• Prepare and submit high quality funding proposals
• Develop effective soliciting and stewarding programs which map to the donor journey
• Be accountable for the delivery of prospect opportunities including researching, wealth screening, donor profile development and actions


Skills Required

This role is suited to a seasoned relationship fundraiser with the ability to think laterally and identify opportunities. You will have significant success in growing an organisation’s philanthropic profile and revenue with experience using communications and brand to maximise exposure.

Ideally you are in a similar role in either a NFP, the arts or agency, however, people with relevant commercial sales experience will also be considered. Additionally you will:

• Be adept at identifying opportunities, plus developing and maintaining philanthropic relationships
• Have proven ability to articulate vision, mission and progress through effective storytelling
• Exhibit strong people management skills with proven ability to increase performance outcomes
• Demonstrate strong financial acumen


Compliance checking will include Police Clearance and Working with Children (WWCC).

About the organisation

Organisation Name : JDRF Australia

JDRF Australia is part of a global movement with representation in over 20 countries and has a clear and simple mission, to rid the world of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and to make each day better than the one before for people living with T1D.

JDRF has a bold fundraising growth plan in place. You will be instrumental in growing their income from fundraising efforts by 2021.

JDRF’s five values are passion, integrity, vision, impact and collaboration. JDRF reflect these values in a positive work environment that benefits the organisation as well as employees.


How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Philanthropy & Bequests Manager – Sydney or Melbourne via Pro Bono Australia.



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