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Donor Relations and Gift in Wills Officer

Organisation : Cancer Council ACT

Location : ACT Regional

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Administration & Office Support, Customer Service, Fundraising, Marketing, Media & Communications

Sector : Community Support Services, Health – General, Research / Medical Research

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $69K – $72K + Super In addition you’ll have the option to utilise all the benefits of a full PBI package.

About the role

The Opportunity:

The Cancer Council is seeking a high performing Donor Relations and Gift in Wills Officer to maximise the development and promotion of donor relations programs and projects within the ACT and region.

Reporting to the CEO you will have the opportunity to make a real impact within the organisation to help with their vision for a cancer free future. This role requires exceptional attention to detail, relationship management with donors and stakeholders and updating donor information. You’ll be a relationship builder, creating a strong sense of connection to the Cancer Council cementing donor journeys with your audience. You’ll enjoy the creative side of this position, which has additional scope in enhancing the Cancer Council’s strong social media presence. You’ll also find innovative ways of engaging with regular donors, creating structure around this process.

In this position, you’ll enjoy working with a high performing team of likeminded people. Working in a brand new modern office space in the heart of Deakin, you’ll enjoy the local coffee cart and close by cafes. While the regular healthy office team lunch every 6 weeks is a great chance to form strong connections while you down tools for an hour. The Cancer Council offers a mature approach to work life balance, offering flexibility at those times you really need it, while on those occasions you do have to work back late – ‘flex time’ or ‘time in lieu’ is offered.

The Role:

As the Donor Relations and Gift in Wills Officer you will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Growing and managing various programs which includes Donations, Gifts in Wills and in Memory donations
  • Establish and maintain productive relationships with external donors, suppliers and community members
  • Maintain all Donor data entry and monitor the data integrity, effectiveness and privacy compliance of the Cancer Council data base of Donors
  • Research contemporary donor programs to identify the value and effectiveness of implementing new projects
  • Work closely with the team and volunteers to promote all The Cancer Council’s services at local and regional events. 

The Person:

You pride yourself on strong personal accountability and drive, and you enjoy working autonomously and taking initiative to deliver results. You have a sense of charity, while the idea of making a difference to people’s lives is very appealing to you. You are a skilled communicator who can offer big picture thinking. You’ll be willing to roll your sleeves up and pitch in with a range of initiatives run by the Cancer Council including; Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, Relay for Life and Daffodil Day to name a few.

In addition to this you will have:

  • Experience in researching, sourcing and developing ongoing relationships with Donor and Gift in Will individuals and organisations
  • Proven ability to build professional relationships
  • Excellent communication skills including empathy, negotiation, conflict resolution, presentation and active listening in face to face and phone settings.
  • Strong written communication skills including the ability to manage project applications and convey donor and giving messages to the community, in plain English.
  • Demonstrated time management skills including the capacity to manage competing priorities within tight timeframes.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting staff and/or volunteers to build a collaborative team environment and positive workplace environment.
  • Strong computer literacy with the Microsoft suite of products, iMIS database (preferred) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools

Applicants who have Marketing experience / Diploma of Marketing and Communication will be highly desirable.

The Salary/Rate:

A strong package is on offer for this position of $69K – $72K + Super. In addition you’ll have the option to utilise all the benefits of a full PBI package.

Although there is no onsite parking available there is plenty of free parking in the surrounding area.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Sarah Fowler on 02 6108 4878, quoting Ref No. 10196

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Cancer Council ACT

The Cancer Council ACT (CCACT) is a non-government, not-for-profit community organisation with a strong commitment to promote a healthier community by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in the ACT region, through community engagement, promotion of prevention and general support information and cancer research.

How to apply for this role


Please quote in application: Donor Relations and Gift in Wills Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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