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Organisation : Aurora Education Foundation

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Education & Training, Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Transforming lives of Indigenous students through education
  • Develop philanthropic and corporate fundraising strategies
  • Senior leadership role with national focus, Alexandria based

The Organisation
Aurora Education Foundation aims to inspire every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student in their journey, connect them with educational and career opportunities that enable them to realise their full potential. Supported by Aurora, students and scholars are achieving unparalleled outcomes that transform lives.
Aurora’s suite of interconnected programs supports students from Year 8 right through to postgraduate study at leading overseas universities such as Cambridge, Harvard and Oxford, and beyond. Aurora programs are long-term, independently evaluated and outcome-driven.
Aurora has achieved considerable growth in the last few years and is set to develop and scale.

Benefits & Culture
Aurora is working with a new wave of Indigenous academic role models to grow the positive ripple effect through communities. The culture at Aurora celebrates these successes and fosters a narrative of excellence with regular professional development across the team.  Aurora offers a values-driven, team environment of committed collegiate staff. In addition to a competitive salary, there is immediate access to salary packaging.

The Role
Reporting to the CEO and leading a small team, this is a hands on role with responsibility for the development and execution of fundraising initiatives to source and secure philanthropic, corporate and government funding in Australia and overseas.  You will:

  • Identify key champions, leaders and supporters to participate in fundraising initiatives
  • Maintain a strong operational framework to support the fundraising strategy
  • Participate in the highly level fundraising subcommittee of the Board
  • Build and engage with a community of supporters

Skills Required
You are currently in a senior role with experience in development, advancement, corporate partnering and sponsorship, fundraising, sales or equivalent. Importantly, you have good attention to detail and are able to demonstrate success in establishing, cultivating and maintaining high-level, strong relationships with key executives and influential donors.   
You are adept at building support:

  • Through the implementation and management of income-generating strategies and
  • By thinking strategically and tactically about the relationship between funders and income goals.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you share Aurora’s vision to support Indigenous students to realise their full academic potential, please click apply to submit your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required. Alternatively, please call Richard Green on 02 8243 0570 to discuss.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Aurora Education Foundation

How to apply

Please quote in application: Head of Development via Pro Bono Australia.



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