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Organisation : Abbotsford Convent Foundation

Location : Melbourne (Abbotsford)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Arts & Culture, Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : circa $78k per annum plus superannuation

Application closing date : 24 Jul, 2019

About the role

 

  • Bring your exceptional fundraising and development experience to Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct
  • Deliver annual public fundraising campaigns and generate new partnerships that produce high value outcomes for the community
  • Thrive in a dynamic environment with a unique and diverse group of stakeholders

Home to more than 150 artists, thinkers, makers and wellbeing practitioners, and offering more than 2,500 events each year, the Abbotsford Convent is Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct.

The Convent is managed by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF) – the not-for-profit organisation that owns and operates the site on behalf of the public, and manages the day-to-day operations, sustainability and future vision of this unique arts, culture and learning precinct.

We currently have a unique opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated fundraising, development and communications professional to join our team. The Development Projects Officer will provide high-level strategic and specialist support within the Fundraising and Development department, helping to deliver and grow the Convent’s year-round fundraising initiatives. With your exceptional relationship management skills and sound understanding of the philanthropic and corporate sectors, you will support the Head of Development in creating, implementing and maintaining a successful and sustainable philanthropy and development program at the Convent.

Key responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • supporting the development and delivery of annual public fundraising campaigns
  • preparing the submission of grant applications, proposals, reports and acquittals
  • providing high level donor stewardship and managing a portfolio of mid-level donors and funding partners
  • proactively identifying and building new relationships/partnerships with government, sponsors, companies, Trusts and Foundations and key stakeholders
  • identifying and leading new, targeted and innovative fundraising initiatives and activities, that provide growth opportunities and increased supporter engagement
  • supporting the diversification of the ACF’s philanthropic revenue to expand its financial supporter base, increase community engagement and deliver on organisational strategic priorities.

The successful applicant will be a personable and authentic individual with a strong work ethic, outstanding relationship management, donor development and stewardship, and stakeholder engagement skills, with a proven track record in developing successful grant applications and contributing meaningfully to multi-channel fundraising campaigns. Ideally, you are an all-round enthusiastic and positive team player with a passionate interest in supporting arts, culture, community connectedness and wellbeing.

This is a full-time, fixed term 3-year contract role, with a salary package of circa $78k per annum plus superannuation. A six month probation applies.        

 

 

 

 

 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Abbotsford Convent Foundation

The Convent is managed by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF) – the not-for-profit organisation that owns and operates the site on behalf of the public, and manages the day-to-day operations, sustainability and future vision of this unique arts, culture and learning precinct.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Development Projects Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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