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Fundraising Manager

Organisation : Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Location : Perth (Subiaco)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Animals, Conservation & Environment, Science & Technology

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 10 Mar, 2021

About the role

~ Help shape the future of private sector conservation ~

We are seeking a data-driven communications and fundraising expert to join our Development (fundraising) team in the role of Fundraising Manager. Based in Perth, the role will suit an early to mid-career professional who is passionate about wildlife, data-driven fundraising and compelling communications. You will be joining a talented and high-performing national team of development professionals who are committed to creating better outcomes for Australia’s threatened wildlife.

Your key responsibilities will be to design and implement fundraising programs focused on AWC’s supporters who donate up to $1,000 annually.  You will develop and implement campaigns to acquire and convert donor prospects into generous supporters, reactivate lapsed supporters, and inspire current regular and general donors to lift their levels of giving. Data-driven analysis and decision making will be an important component of your programs – a curious and inquiring mind is essential! You’ll be willing to roll-up your sleeves and run effective telephone appeals, deliver presentations to community groups and undertake strategic prospect research to support our talented team of Development Executives.  You’ll also need strong written capabilities to write compelling copy that inspires people to give.

About you

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • A passionate and genuine interest in the conservation of Australia’s wildlife and their habitats.
  • An engaging personality! Outstanding written and oral communication skills, with an emphasis on persuasive communication.
  • The ability to clearly convey an organisation’s mission and inspire support for that mission amongst a wide variety of stakeholders.  (Experience in successfully selling a product or concept will be very highly regarded).
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organisational skills, including the ability to manage multiple simultaneous appeals to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience segmenting and analysing data to maximise business objectives.
  • A strong work ethic including a willingness to work out of normal business hours and weekends as required.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the ongoing growth of an innovative, successful organisation which is helping shape the future of conservation in Australia.  An attractive remuneration package is available for a candidate with suitable professional, commercial or fundraising experience.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Wildlife Conservancy

About us

Australian  Wildlife  Conservancy  (AWC)  is  the  largest  private  (non-profit)  owner and manager of  land  for conservation  in  Australia,  protecting  endangered  wildlife (alone or in partnership) across  30 sanctuaries, covering more than 6.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre.   With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation.   

AWC’s mission – to deliver effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats – is achieved by delivering practical land management (fire management, feral animal control and weed eradication), as well as threatened species reintroductions and strategic conservation science. Fundraising, primarily tax deductible donations from the general public and philanthropists, enables our work.   

To learn more about AWC, please visit our website:

How to apply

Position Description : Fundraising Manager 2021

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 10 March 2021

However, applicants will be short-listed on an ongoing basis so early submission of your application is highly encouraged.

Enquiries: Angela Bowman – Senior Executive, Development & Grants

t: (08) 6478 9722  |  m: 0428 562 355  |  e:

Applications via:

To submit an application, click ‘Apply Now’ on this ProBono Job ad. You will be directed to AWC’s website to complete an application form.

Your application must include CV and covering letter, briefly addressing the critical competencies listed in the detailed job description on our website or the attachment. Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be accepted.

Please note:

  1. Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa in place that allows ongoing full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position. Sponsorship is not available.
  2. If you apply for this role, AWC will include you in its ongoing updates and communications about its events, activities and fundraising initiatives. You may opt out of these communications at any time.
  3. Any application submitted to AWC will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy, available at By providing us with your contact details, your consent to receive communications and direct educational material will remain current until you advise us otherwise.


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


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