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Organisation : Save The Children

Location : Melbourne (Carlton)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Community Support Services

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 20 Jan, 2020

About the role

Our philanthropic partners are vital to helping us create better lives for children. Contribute to the research and analysis of high value donors and drive long-term philanthropic giving to the organisation. Work collaboratively to source outstanding philanthropic prospects to support our work in Australia and overseas in order to meet the ambitious goals of our Philanthropy department. Help us widen our influence and help make a real difference and attract support for our programs around the world.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.
We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster – like an earthquake, drought or conflict – we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:
In this full-time permanent position, based in Carlton, you will work on researching, analysing, and sourcing high value philanthropic prospects to support our work in Australia and overseas. You will be a critical member of our team which works with high net worth individuals as well as philanthropic trusts and foundations enabling us to maximise our impact. You will be part of our Philanthropy team and report to our Head of Philanthropy.

You will make an impact by:

  • Developing an annual prospect research plan to guide prospect research activities
  • Identifying prospects for the Major Donors, Trusts & Foundations, Impact Investment Fund, and Endowment Fund pipelines
  • Identifying and employing proactive prospecting methodologies, utilising both in-house data and external research resources
  • Developing in-depth research profiles (including due diligence) and briefings for prospects and donors
  • Leading and facilitating regular prospect review meetings and portfolio reviews
  • Refining and monitoring our prospect management system and pipelines


If we could compose the perfect you…

…You are renowned for bringing a high level of quality and integrity to your work, as well as for your ability to manage sensitive information with full discretion. You are passionate about your work, with proven research and analytical skills, and have a strong ability to build positive working relationships with a wide range of people, with a track record of developing strong pipelines of prospect donors.

This role requires:

  • 3+ years’ experience in a qualitative research role
  • Knowledge of prospect research tools and resources
  • Understanding of prospect management practices, terminology, and approaches
  • Solid understanding of wealth indicators, including income and assets
  • Ability to analyse and organise information to identify philanthropic patterns, tendencies, and relationships among individuals and foundations


Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Agile work environment including working from home
  • Pet and child friendly work environment
  • Additional annual leave options available

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Save The Children

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Prospect Research Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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