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Strategic Funding Director

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Organisation : Cathy Freeman Foundation

Location : Melbourne (East Melbourne)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $110,000 - $128,000

Application closing date : 15 Jul, 2019

About the role

Cathy Freeman Foundation (CFF) is looking for a highly effective and engaging Strategic Funding Director. The Strategic Funding Director will be responsible for the ongoing development, implementation and effective funding strategies and partnerships for CFF. This role will span across our critical work in relation to Philanthropic Relations, Partnerships (including Corporate) and the Marketing and Communications space.

A critical leadership role within the Cathy Freeman Foundation, aiming to grow the Cathy Freeman Foundation brand and achieve long-term income for the organisation.

Critical is the roles ability to broaden and strengthen our funding base through the development of strong and lasting relationships with philanthropic supporters. The role will play a vital role in ensuring the future sustainability and growth of the Cathy Freeman Foundation. This role will be responsible for identifying, attracting, securing and retaining strong financial support via trust and foundation grant support. A primary focus of this role is to develop and expand the Cathy Freeman Foundation’s relationships through long-standing, mutually beneficial and engaging partnerships. The role will lead strategy and work to also secure Corporate funding. Along with this this will also include design, oversight and management of marketing and communication plans, including supporting collateral required for promotional, program and fundraising campaigns.

This area of the Foundation has undergone a restructure and this Director role is a great opportunity for a dynamic leader to join our team and be immersed in a role that will redevelop a critical area of the business with the CEO, with the ultimate aim to grow a team based on success generated.

This is not an identified position. However, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

12 month contract position.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Cathy Freeman Foundation
Cathy Freeman established the Cathy Freeman Foundation (CFF) in 2007 to help Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children and their families recognise the power of education and achieve their goals and dreams. CFF develops long-term partnerships with remote Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities, working to an international community development framework, employing local Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to build the capacity of communities in a long term and sustainable manner. CFF works one-on-one with students in the classroom building confidence, teaching goal setting and resilience skills and supporting them through to year 12 completion. All programs are implemented on the ground by local Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander staff to ensure our projects are appropriate to each Individual community context, whilst providing positive relatable role models for the students. CFF runs an education program which includes several specific projects working with students from pre-prep through to Year 12. These projects all culminate with the aim of building personal development skills and attributes with the intention of building an understanding of the value that education will add to their lives with the aim to ultimately increase school attendance and year 12 attainment.

How to apply for this role


Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Strategic Funding Director via Pro Bono Australia.

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