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Donor Relations Officer

Organisation : The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Location : Melbourne (Parkville)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : HR & Employment Services

Sector : Research / Medical Research

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 28 Dec, 2019

About the role

About the position

As a Donor Relations Officer, you will be supporting fundraising activities by ensuring relationships with donors are respected and nurtured through high quality donor relations and stewardship initiatives, delivered both at-scale and bespoke. By supporting the development and strengthening of meaningful relationships with all donors including individual philanthropists, community groups, trusts and foundations and bequestors, the Donor Relations Officer will contribute to building a community of passionate and engaged supporters who continue to give to the Institute and increase their giving over time.

The successful candidate will develop, implement and regularly review the donor stewardship matrix and calendar, including the coordination of high quality engagement activities which serve to appropriately and frequently thank, recognise and acknowledge donor contributions. Donor relations activities will include the coordination of events, multi-channel and multi-stakeholder communications, and direct donor engagement. The Donor Relations Officer will contribute more broadly to the integrated stewardship activities of the fundraising team.

Selection Criteria

The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated excellent customer service donor relationships
  • Demonstrated event management experience
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate respectfully and sensitively with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Strong team player – responsible, flexible, approachable with a customer service approach
  • Proficient database skills

Terms of appointment

This position is available for 2 years in a full time capacity. Salary range is HEW 5 ($$70,971 – $81,520). Up to 17% superannuation and very attractive salary packaging options are available.

General enquiries can be directed to Sally Elford – elford.s@wehi.edu.au

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

About the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research is Australia's oldest medical research institute. Based in the heart of Melbourne's biomedical precinct in Parkville, the Institute has more than 800 researchers who are working to understand, prevent and treat diseases including cancer, infectious diseases and immune disorders. More than 100 national and international clinical trials are underway based on research undertaken at the Institute.

How to apply for this role

Position Description : PD - Donor Relations Officer

How to apply

Please email your application including cover letter, CV and a letter addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format to jobapplications@wehi.edu.au, quoting reference WEHI/DASE in the subject line.


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


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