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Philanthropy Manager

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Organisation : National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

Location : Sydney (Kensington)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Education & Employment, Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $120,450 including 9.5% superannuation

Application closing date : 19 Aug, 2019

About the role

About the Development Team

The Development Team curates and manages relationships with supporters to deliver remarkable opportunities for NIDA’s students and community. The team comprises of a Sponsorship Manager, Alumni and Development Senior Officer and Philanthropy Manager reporting to the Executive Director Strategy and Development, a member of the Executive Team.

The Opportunity

The Philanthropy Manager is a key role reporting to the Executive Director Strategy and Development. This role is ideal for a candidate with previous experience in education, arts and / or NFP sector fundraising. The successful candidate will be a proven champion in developing effective and mutually beneficial relationships with supporters. They will oversee and operationalise innovative fundraising strategies, including review and development of major gifts programs, annual giving strategies, planned giving as well as broader philanthropic communications. The successful candidate will take leadership of projects and application of grants, taking them to fruition, and be excited by new opportunities.

NIDA is looking for someone who understands the challenges of the arts and the importance of education and training of the future leaders and practitioners in the performing arts in Australia and internationally.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will be a resourceful individual who has demonstrated philanthropic management experience with a successful track record in developing successful fundraising outcomes. A self-motivated and energetic individual will be well suited to the role. You will draw from experience to cultivate and grow relationships across existing and prospective donors. You will understand fundraising campaigns, events and grants and their place in increasing revenue and supporter engagement. You will be a great communicator with

Position Profile

Please download the position profile for more information about this role

Salary (TRP)

$120,450 including 9.5% superannuation

Benefits of Working for NIDA

  • Annual Leave Loading (17.5%)
  • Novated Leases
  • Workplace Banking
  • A short bus ride from Sydney CBD and Central Station
  • Discounted Health Club & Aquatic Membership at UNSW
  • Access to the UNSW Library
  • Complimentary tickets to NIDA student productions
  • Continuing Professional Development Opportunities
  • Discounts from NIDA bars during events
  • Discounts for staff and immediate family members to attend the NIDA Open programs

What we’re looking for

Essential components of your application

  • A brief cover letter that demonstrates your understanding of and capacity to undertake the role.
  • Your CV including two references who can comment on your professional experience.
  • A separate document that addresses each of the selection criteria listed in the Position Profile individually.

Closing Date

Monday, 19 August 2019, 5.00PM

Only applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.


Applications which do not address the selection criteria listed in the Position Profile above will not be considered.

You are required to have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this role. This role is not suited to a working holiday visa holder.

A valid Working With Children Check for NSW is essential. Having one or being willing to get one and to support and implement NIDA’s Child Safe Strategies is necessary to undertake this role.


For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Priscilla Hunt, Executive Director Strategy and Development on +61 2 9697 7564 or priscilla.hunt@nida.edu.au

About the organisation

Organisation Name : National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status.

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s premier training ground for future leaders and practitioners in the performing arts. Located at Kensington in Sydney, it is a centre of excellence in education and training. NIDA is unique in the world for its conservatoire training in the range that it offers which includes Acting, Design, Costume, Properties and Objects, Technical Theatre and Stage Management, Scenic Construction, Writing for Performance, Directing and Cultural Leadership.

How to apply for this role

Position Description : Philanthrophy Managaer 2019

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

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

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