Philanthropy Manager

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Organisation : School for Life

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Empower developing communities to become sustainable through education
  • Work closely with inspirational CEO - International NGO in Crows Nest
  • Use your skills to raise important funds to educate children living in poverty

The Organisation
School for Life’s vision is to educate poverty out of existence.  The organisation is built on the joint principles of capacity development and community empowerment. School for Life helps communities to help themselves.
School for Life believes in the transformative impact of education and aims to provide a high-quality education to those who need it most. 
Established in 2008, School for Life now has over 1,100 students enrolled across 3 schools and employs over 110 locals across all of its educational and related operations in Uganda.

The Role
Reporting to an inspirational CEO, the Philanthropy Manager is responsible for nurturing and growing School for Life’s pipeline of major donors, corporate partners, trusts and foundation donations and bequests.  Specifically you will:

  • Generate fundraising revenue to meet annually agreed income targets
  • Maintain and grow an active pipeline of major donors
  • Develop new corporate partnerships capability, including an engagement program
  • Lead and manage a new bequest program
  • Provide leadership to the Fundraising Coordinator and volunteers
  • Report on outcomes against agreed targets and KPIs


Skills Required
You will be a motivated self-starter who enjoys developing relationships both internally and externally and working to targets independently.  You will have experience in a similar fundraising role, creating and managing relationships with high net worth individuals as well as developing commercial partnerships. 
A passion for working as part of a strong fundraising culture, delivering an outstanding experience for donors is key, along with a solid understanding of the philanthropic landscape in Australia. 

If you want to help empower developing communities and educate children living in poverty, please click apply and forward your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required section above.  Alternatively, please call Lisa Morell on 02 8243 0570 if you have any specific questions.  

About the organisation

Organisation Name : School for Life

How to apply for this role

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


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