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Organisation : Cancer Council Victoria

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Commensurate with the position level plus benefits

Application closing date : 30 Sep, 2019

About the role

  • Be a part of Australia’s most trusted cancer ‘Not for Profit’ organisation
  • Deliver success to an ambitious new campaign for philanthropic giving in a leading Not-For-Profit
  • Full time permanent position – St Kilda Road, Melbourne


About your opportunity

We are seeking a Philanthropy Manager to join the Fundraising and Communications Division. This new role represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Philanthropy Manager to work strategically with Cancer Council’s most generous supporters and prospects. With a passion for philanthropy and genuine support of our vision, your efforts will ensure significant and long-term financial investment for Cancer Council’s priority programs.

Reporting to the Head of Philanthropic Partnerships, your role is to:

  • Implement strategies to deliver meaningful and financially successful relationships with a portfolio of major donors, charitable trusts and foundations
  • Match the interests and priorities of major donors and trusts and foundations with the funding needs of Cancer Council’s programs and mission
  • Deliver sustainable income growth through genuine relationship management and sophisticated fundraising asks
  • Maximise the potential of existing and prospective supporters through dynamic, tailored and one-on-one personal engagement, targeted communications, visits and events
  • Build and grow a major donor pipeline while ensuring the accuracy and sensitivity of reporting and record keeping.

This is the opportunity to position yourself as a key contributor to the successful growth of philanthropy for Cancer Council Victoria as we launch a new high value fundraising campaign.

All about you

You will thrive as Philanthropy Manager if you are results-driven, are passionate, have a genuine interest in people and are not afraid to ‘make the ask’ to increase supporter engagement in Cancer Council Victoria’s mission.

Ideally you will have degree qualifications in a related relevant discipline, or equivalent experience, combined with:

  • Proven success securing major donations and fundraising bids in a not-for-profit setting, or transferable skills from a sales environment
  • Demonstrated interest in the philanthropic sector and an understanding of current fundraising trends, techniques and challenges
  • Diplomatic relationship management and communication skills, with the demonstrated ability to maintain productive and long-term engagements with high value supporters or customers
  • Proven success in managing budgets and achieving financial objectives.

What we can offer you

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Cancer Council Victoria

About your environment

Since our establishment in 1936, Cancer Council Victoria has developed an international reputation for our innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people.

Within the Fundraising and Communication Division, the Philanthropic Partnerships Unit is responsible for delivering significant and sustainable income from major donors, charitable trusts and foundations and corporate partners. We do this through supporter-centred relationship management, face to face meetings, proposal writing and grant submissions, donor stewardship and donor research.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Philanthropy Manager (FCD.20) via Pro Bono Australia.


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