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Organisation : The Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Peak body for Aboriginal health and wellbeing in Victoria
  • Work as part of the executive team to provide HR expertise and advice
  • 12-month contract; generous salary package and benefits
  • Voted number 1 in Australia’s Charity Reputation Index for the last 8 years
  • Create and implement innovative strategies to attract new donors and sponsors
  • Suit candidates with face to face fundraising and regular giving background 

The Organisation
The Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section is a leading provider of health services across south eastern Australia providing primary health care, health education, emergency evacuation and retrieval services to remote, rural and regional communities.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world, providing extensive primary health care and 24 hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.6 million square kilometres. Delivered by a dedicated team of professionals, using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, and supported by a vast number of volunteers and supporters, the RFDS is vital for those that live, work and travel in rural and remote Australia.

Benefits & Culture

  • Australia’s most loved, stable and reputable charity
  • Located in Sydney CBD, close to public transport
  • Salary packaging and parental leave available
  • Work with a dynamic and innovative fundraising team
  • Iconic organisation celebrating its 90th year anniversary

The Role
You will lead a brand new supporter acquisition program and inspire supporters to give financially to bring healthcare to regional, rural and remote Australia, with a focus on face to face programs and the acquisition of regular givers. Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, you will successfully develop and implement acquisition strategies to significantly increase the quantity and quality of new donors recruited to Royal Flying Doctor Service, South Eastern Section in order to expand income and meet the growing needs of the organisation. You will ensure all opportunities to secure new individual donors are maximised and that Royal Flying Doctor Service, South Eastern Section diversifies its acquisition portfolio through:

  • the successful delivery of a multichannel acquisition program including face to face and regular giving streams and optimisation of digital and other innovations
  • identifying key growth opportunities as part of a team of senior fundraising managers
  • driving integration across departments and planning and implementing all donor acquisition programs across multiple channels
  • recruiting supporters with the highest return on investment
  • developing and implementing effective welcome strategies for all new supporters
  • capitalising on new technology and significantly maximising opportunities in the digital space
  • managing outsourced providers and suppliers
  • evaluating the acquisition success against annual objectives and targets

Skills Required
You are an experienced acquisition, fundraising or marketing manager with a proven record in both advocacy and growing revenue. Managing a growing team, your skills have been developed from driving relationship based programs, inspiring both customers and colleagues. You will be able to demonstrate your ability in:

  • creating innovative strategies to increase supporter acquisition and focus on segments that are most likely to support the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the longer term, in order to maximise donor numbers and life-time value
  • leading and building a team of donor acquisition fundraisers
  • running outsourced face to face acquisition and/or regular giving programs
  • broadening the variety of revenue streams
  • knowledge of loyalty marketing and retention and development programs
  • building relationships with potential donors, corporates and other key stakeholders

If you have a passion for and commitment to promoting health and wellbeing in rural and regional south east Australia, please contact Louise Furlong on 02 8243 0570 or to apply, please send your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required in MS Word format, quoting reference #44549

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section

How to apply for this role

Please quote in application: Acquisition Manager via Pro Bono Australia.


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