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Gifts in Wills Specialist

Organisation : Caritas Australia

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

Work Type : Full-time

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

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

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 25 Feb, 2019

About the Role

  • Rare opportunity to deliver a growth campaign for bequests
  • International Aid and Development Agency
  • Full-time, permanent role based in Sydney

Your Role

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

  • Getting involved in our Bequest Survey to donors, coming on board before the results come in!
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of a comprehensive Bequest strategy
  • Preparing strategic engagement plans that cultivate bequest prospects and steward of confirmed bequest relationships to remain close to Caritas Australia
  • Coordinating our stewardship recognition program, thanking Supporters/Donors for their gifts and retaining donor engagement once a bequest is confirmed
  • Acting as the first point of contact for bequest enquiries, conducting personal visits, calls, letters and other activities which encourage donors to leave gifts in wills

Your Capabilities

You will thrive as a Gifts in Wills Specialist if you:

  • Enjoying chatting with people of all backgrounds about their values and their legacy
  • Have experience in a fundraising, marketing, or service role
  • Can communicate with diplomacy and sensitivity with people of all ages, financial and social backgrounds and in a variety of settings
  • Are familiar with faith based not-for-profits and supportive of Mission

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

Richard Landels

Phone : 0403091514

How to Apply for this Role

To apply for this role, please visit and view the full Position Description. Please send your application to by COB Monday 25 February 2019 with a subject line which indicates the role title and channel through which you found the ad (e.g. Gifts in Wills Specialist via ProBono).

Applications must specify residency or work visa status and include a CV, Cover Letter and a separate document addressing the Selection Criteria which is set out in the Position Description.

For further information please contact Richard Landels on 0403 091 514.

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: Gifts in Wills Specialist via Pro Bono Australia.


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