Espresso Martinis and Impact

Major Giving Manager

Organisation : RSPCA Victoria

Location : Melbourne (Burwood East)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Animals, Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 1 Nov, 2019

About the role

Your role will be to lead and develop our major giving activities and work with the Head of Development to develop a new strategic approach to philanthropy for our organisation as we undergo a transformational approach to invest and broaden our fundraising capacity. You will engage with our significant donors and match their passions and generosity for real change in making animal welfare better in our community.

About the opportunity 

The Major Giving Manager has overall responsibility for implementing and managing an effective Major Gift fundraising program across high net worth individuals and institutional philanthropy to achieve RSPCA Victoria’s vision and purpose.

This will include developing, implementing and managing the RSPCA’s Major Gift fundraising program through all aspects of the supporter journey:

  • Promotion and Acquisition: Promoting major giving by initiating and responding to philanthropic support for the RSPCA;
  • Cultivation and Conversion: Inspiring existing supporters to support our immediate needs in major giving; and
  • Stewardship and Retention: Actively managing relationships with major supporters and institutions who already support our work.

About you 

The right candidate has five years fundraising experience with proven success in relationship fundraising and a passion for high value philanthropy and institutional giving. With outstanding communications skills and exceptional time management, you and your team effectively manage donor expectations and provide a superior donor experience.

Your sound knowledge of the FIA code of conduct, practices and philosophy ensures you adhere to the necessary rigor required for quality donor database record upkeep and administration.

Importantly, your professional maturity allows you to know when to ‘make the ask’ to help deliver on our organisations vision to end cruelty to animals.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : RSPCA Victoria

RSPCA Victoria is a non-government, community-based, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is ‘ending cruelty to all animals’. We are Victoria’s best-known and most respected animal welfare organisation which promotes care and protection of animals through awareness campaigns and education programs. Across Victoria we offer community services including the work undertaken by our Inspectorate, veterinary clinics and animal care teams.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an environment that is underpinned by our values: respect, consideration, clarity, accountability, expertise and collaboration.

How to apply for this role

This is an incredible opportunity to join a dedicated and passionate team making a difference to animals in need by raising much needed money and support to help us end cruelty.  If you believe you can make a difference to the protection and welfare of all animals then please visit the advertisement for this position on our website at to download the position description (top right-hand corner) and to apply online with your CV and supporting cover letter as soon as possible. If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact John Boyle, Head of Development on (03) 9224 2222.

Click Apply Online to submit your application. Applications close midnight on 1st November 2019.

Please quote in application: Major Giving Manager via Pro Bono Australia.


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