Director of Fundraising

Organisation : Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF)

Location : Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy, Management, Sales & Business Development

Sector : Conservation & Environment

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Australia's leading environment organisation for over 50 years
  • Provide innovative, visionary leadership for a $14m program
  • Flexible location - Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane

The Organisation
Proudly independent and supported by a growing movement of over 600,000 people, for more than 50 years the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has protected and advocated for our natural environment.
Right now, a pollution and extinction crisis threatens our living world and climate damage and habitat destruction are ACF’s biggest challenges.  In bringing together community, government and business ACF seeks to drive big, systemic change to solve the climate crisis, stand up for nature, redesign our economy and fix our democracy.

Benefits & Culture

  • Highly collaborative, action-oriented culture
  • Melbourne head office based in the award winning “Green Building”
  • Attractive salary plus packaging

The Role

Reporting to the CEO you will provide visionary leadership to the fundraising team and develop a growth strategy. You will oversee an established individual giving program and expand philanthropy and community fundraising activities to capitalise on the broad support for stronger climate action within Australian society and internationally.

Key focus areas will include:

  • Bringing innovation and business acumen to ACF’s strategy for community fundraising
  • Demonstrating inspiring and collaborative leadership within the ACF executive team
  • Leading and developing a high performing fundraising team
  • Overall responsibility for fundraising income and driving growth across all streams
  • Representing and fostering ACF’s key values and global award-winning culture

Skills Required
You have established a highly successful career in fundraising, ideally within progressive supporter-led organisations – or within revenue focused roles in digital technology businesses.

A leader in your field, you are a creative thinker who has grown diverse programs or portfolios through developing and implementing innovative projects and campaigns.
Ideally, you bring proven experience in building philanthropic relationships and/or business partnerships that have delivered sustainable revenue growth.
As a senior leader, you have a collaborative, action-oriented, encouraging style demonstrated by the success of high-performing teams you have worked with previously.

Tackle the biggest challenges of our time, with ACF, Australia’s most influential environment organisation – please click apply to submit your resume and cover letter in Word format. Alternatively, please call Richard Green on 02 8243 0570 or James Stewart on 03 8080 8978 to discuss. International candidates invited to apply to

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF)

How to apply for this role

Please quote in application: Director of Fundraising via Pro Bono Australia.


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