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Organisation : Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

Location : Perth

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Research / Medical Research

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 9 Apr, 2021

About the role

About us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease through world class medical research. Established in 1994, it is the legacy of legendary heart transplant surgeon Victor Chang. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Victor Chang Institute is working to discover better ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent the onset of heart disease.

The role

In this exciting new position you will prospect for and cultivate philanthropic support for the Institute through the development of relationships with high-net-worth individuals, corporates, trusts, foundations and other partners for our programs in the state of Western Australia. You will help grow our supporter base and revenue by increasing the number, value and long-term giving of major donors. You will lead local events and have primary input in the long-term strategic vision for our laboratory in Perth.

Although this is a stand-alone role, you will work closely with our Sydney based team and with Prof Livia Hool and our laboratory at UWA.

Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Harnessing the support of current and prospective major donors
  • Developing and implementing a major gift program
  • Project managing events in Western Australia
  • Developing and maintaining high quality relationships with stakeholders including our Sydney based Fund Development team and our lab at UWA
  • Designing and implementing a 12-month rolling contact and stewardship plan
  • Cultivating a deep understanding of the key areas of research at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
  • Working out of normal business hours and travelling inter and intra state travel as required
About you
We would like to meet you if you have:
  • Relevant qualifications in fundraising or tertiary education in relevant field
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve financial targets and a track record of securing major gifts from high net worth individuals, corporates and trusts/foundations
  • Proven experience in successful proposal development and philanthropic grant management
  • Extensive knowledge of wider donor management and stewardship, including via direct marketing
  • Polished communication skills, with experience of adapting your style of writing and presenting to a range of different audiences
  • Managed a prospect or sales pipeline using a CRM database, preferably Raiser’s Edge
  • Experience in the liaising with design agencies and printers to produce collateral
  • Experience in select VIP event management
  • Ability to articulate complex issues in a compelling and persuasive manner and to present a pitch with confidence
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills and ability to close the deal
What we offer:
  • Salary packaging
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focused on cutting edge medical research
  • Collaborative team environment

We strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity and gender equity and promotes flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.

Come and work with us & help make a difference.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease through world class medical research. Established in 1994, it is the legacy of legendary heart transplant surgeon Victor Chang. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Victor Chang Institute is working to discover better ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent the onset of heart disease.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


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


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