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Organisation : Karrkad Kanjdji Trust

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Conservation & Environment

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

About the role

The Philanthropy Executive role is integral to KKT’s growing fundraising program, connecting philanthropists with inspiring Indigenous led conservation and cultural heritage programs in Arnhem Land. The role will involve managing a portfolio of new and existing donors, including:

  • individuals/families
  • trusts and foundations
  • companies, and
  • private ancillary funds

Working together with KKT’s small fundraising team, the role will support events (both online and in person), site visits, donor meetings, proposal writing, reporting and general communications.

KKT is a small organisation, and opportunities to work across the organisation on different projects will become available, in line with the successful candidate’s skills and career ambition. KKT is also committed to the professional growth and development of its staff and will support this where possible.

Key responsibilities and duties

  • Effectively manage a portfolio of donors through the moves management process
  • Contribute to donor prospect research and strategy

  • Support KKT’s events and trips program

  • Support the creation of key general communications pieces

  • Develop the KKT bequest pipeline and framework

  • Provide fundraising support to the CEO

  • Report and analyse major gift program performance

  • Contribute actively to organisational activities and planning

  • Other duties relevant to this role

Selection criteria

  1. Excellent interpersonal skills applied directly to relationship management
  2. Excellent written communication skills applied directly to proposal and report writing , including demonstrated ability to analyse a piece of communication and repurpose it in a desired style and tone of voice.
  3. Thorough understanding of conservation and/or Indigenous land management sector in Australia
  4. Experience working in the non-profit/for-purpose sector, ideally in a fundraising or support role
  5. Demonstrated ability to review and improve processes
  6. Experience in events and stakeholder site visits

See Position Description for further details.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Karrkad Kanjdji Trust

The Karrkad Kanjdji Trust (KKT) works to protect, restore and enhance the unique natural environment of West and Central Arnhem Land, NT. KKT acts as the philanthropic fundraising arm of the region’s Indigenous ranger groups, partnering with on-ground land management organisations to realise this mission.

KKT was established by Traditional Owners of the Warddeken and Djelk Indigenous Protected Areas in 2010. Our name, Karrkad Kanjdji (pronounced gar-gut gun-jee), refers to the stone country highlands and savanna lowlands of Arnhem Land, that we work together to protect.

Today, KKT is working with four Indigenous ranger groups, who manage over 50,000 square kilometres of Country. Our approach to conservation is holistic - each project we support strengthens the ability of communities to manage their natural and cultural assets. Our projects span six key focus areas: native biodiversity, bi-cultural education, women’s employment, cultural heritage, community sustainability and climate change.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


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


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