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Organisation : The Butterfly Foundation

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Health – General, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Drive philanthropic support for landmark Australian eating disorders facility
  • Available as a permanent role or two year fixed-term contract
  • Sydney or Melbourne location

The Organisation
As a leading Australian voice The Butterfly Foundation represents people living with eating disorders and negative body image and their family and friends. Left unaddressed, the medical, psychological, physical and social consequences can be long term and for many life threatening.

Butterfly advocates for improved services from both government and independent sources whilst raising public awareness in the media and via community debate. The Foundation operates the National Eating Disorders Helpline, a range of innovative clinical treatment and support programs across Australia, and delivers prevention initiatives in schools and the community.

Butterfly has recently committed to the development of Australia’s first residential treatment facility for eating disorders with its joint venture partner endED. The eating disorder sector has also welcomed major Medicare reform to improve access and affordability, available from 1 November 2019.

Benefits & Culture

  • Work with influential Board
  • Passionate and collaborative executive leadership team
  • Generous salary packaging provisions
  • Flexible working conditions

The Role
Reporting to the head of communications and engagement, you will work closely with the CEO and Board to ensure financial support for endED Butterfly House – a landmark Australian eating disorders facility being built on the Sunshine Coast.

Working with known philanthropists and major donors, you will secure investment to enable universal access to this facility for eligible patients, regardless of their socio-economic circumstances.
Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Board and senior leadership team to build relationships with major donors
  • Developing Butterfly’s major gifts capability, including an engagement program for donors
  • Leading and managing a new bequest program
  • Implementing quality standards and adhering to FIA best practice and ethical guidelines
  • Reporting on outcomes of activity against agreed targets and KPIs

Skills Required
You are a senior fundraising professional with a track record of establishing and strengthening major donor and philanthropic relationships to deliver significant funding, including delivering on capital fundraising projects.  You are across current fundraising trends, techniques and challenges and bring highly developed communication and negotiating skills.

You can also demonstrate:

  • The ability to work collaboratively as well as autonomously
  • Experience working with a diverse range of donors
  • Success in reaching financial targets and meeting deadlines
  • The capacity to comprehend and handle sensitive situations around mental health

You are likely to have completed an undergraduate degree in a related field and will require a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) and Police Check.

If you are passionate about contributing to improved outcomes for people with eating disorders, please click apply to submit your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above. Alternatively, please call James or Richard on 03 8080 8978 to discuss.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Butterfly Foundation

How to apply

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




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