About the role
We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated fundraising and development professional to join our team.
The Senior Philanthropy Officer will provide specialist support within the Fundraising and Development department, helping to deliver and grow the Convent’s year-round fundraising initiatives. With your exceptional grant writing skills, complimented by strong research and analytical skills, and excellent project management, copywriting and content creation experience, you will support the Head of Development in maintaining a successful and sustainable philanthropy and development program at the Convent.
The successful applicant will be a personable and driven individual with a strong work ethic, and a passion for turning ambition into reality by developing successful funding submissions. Ideally, you are an all-round enthusiastic and positive team player; a flexible self-starter with a genuine interest in supporting arts, culture, community connectedness and wellbeing.
This is a full-time fixed-term contract role until 30 September 2022, with a salary package of circa $78,000 per annum (plus superannuation). A six-month probation applies.
Abbotsford Convent is committed to equity and inclusion and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people of all abilities, and people from LGBTQIA+ communities.
About the organisation
Abbotsford Convent is Australia's largest multi-arts precinct and a much loved cultural and community hub of Melbourne. A National Heritage Listed site, the Convent precinct comprises 11 historic buildings, four cafes, a gallery, a radio station, a school, and 6.8 hectares of expansive gardens and open spaces. A thriving and dynamic community, the Convent is home to more than 121 studios and a creative tenant community including artists, writers, designers, NFPs, small businesses and wellbeing practitioners, and welcomes around one million visitors each year.
The Abbotsford Convent is managed by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF), the not-for-profit organisation that owns and operates the site on behalf of the public, and manages the day-to-day operations, sustainability and future vision of this unique arts, culture and learning precinct. Receiving no recurrent funding from any level of government for the day-to-day running of the Convent precinct, the ACF relies on our social enterprise model alongside the collective support of the community to protect, maintain and nurture this expansive heritage site; to ensure it remains open and accessible to everyone, 365 days of the year; and to enliven the precinct with a year-round program of engaging arts and cultural programming.
At the Convent we celebrate creativity, inclusivity, wellbeing and community enrichment—both onsite and online. We look forward to welcoming you to our special place!
How to apply
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Please quote in application: Senior Philanthropy Officer via Pro Bono Australia.