Major Donor Specialist

Organisation : Caritas Australia

Location : New South Wales, Sydney (Alexandria NSW 2015)

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy, Marketing, Media & Communications

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy, Overseas Aid & Development, Religion & Religious Groups

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 29 Oct, 2018

About the Role

  • Use your people skills to grow the supporter base for a well-respected charity
  • Rare opening at an International Aid and Development Agency
  • Full-time, permanent role based in Sydney

Your Role
As part of the Fundraising Group, your role will involve:

  • Building close relationships with our Major Donors, keeping them connected to our work and our mission
  • Coordinating regular reports to Major Donors that highlight the impact and application of their gifts
  • Identifying strategic opportunities to expand our donor pipeline, while supporting our existing donors, to grow income
  • Monitoring and analysing our donor base to track and report on income from major giving
  • Preparing proposals and pitches for prospective donors and leadership networks that present the difference they can make, as a key supporter of Caritas

Your Capabilities
You will thrive as a Major Donor Specialist if you:

  • Possess highly developed relationship management, stakeholder development, and account management skills and enjoy interacting with a range of personalities
  • Can communicate, both in writing and verbally, with all levels of an organisation or the public in an effective and appropriate way
  • Are proficient in research, and creating proposals and presentations that are persuasive and influential
  • Are experienced with donor/customer databases (preferably Salesforce) for analysis and reporting
  • Have high ethical standards in dealing with sensitive financial and confidential matters

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Caritas Australia

Caritas Australia is the Catholic agency for international humanitarian relief and development in Australia. Through effective relationships with the Church, partners and communities in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and Australia, Caritas Australia helps to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Our programs promote the good of every person and of the whole person, regardless of peoples, religious, political or cultural beliefs. We envisage a world in which children, women and men most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice are agents of their own change and architects of their own development.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Janene Gontier

Phone : 02 8306 3451

To apply for this role, please visit www.caritas.org.au/jobs/positions-vacant and view the full Position Description. Please send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB Monday 29 October 2018 with the subject line: Major Donor Specialist application via Pro Bono.

Applications must specify residency or work visa status and include a CV, Cover Letter and responses to the Selection Criteria set out in the Position Description.

For further information please contact Janene Gontier on 02 8306 3451.

Caritas Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Caritas Australia welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.

Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of children towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.

Please quote in application: Major Donor Specialist via Pro Bono Australia.


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