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Development Manager – Australia

Organisation : Room to Read

Location : Sydney (Glebe)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Education & Employment, Education & Training, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Leading International NGO transforming the lives of millions of children
  • Lead a national team to inspire HNW, Foundations and corporates
  • Sydney-based, forward thinking international leadership team

Room to Read
Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality by transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Since 2000 Room to Read has reached 23 million children in 37,000 communities across Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia, and plans to benefit 40 million children by 2025.
Working in collaboration with communities, partner organisations and Governments, Room to Read develops literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and supports girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond. Room to Read has established libraries, distributed 26 million books and trained 15,000 teachers.

Benefits and Culture
Room to Read offers a competitive pay with excellent benefits. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, fun, and rapidly growing organisation that is changing the world through literacy and gender equality in education.
Room to Read employs people of outstanding calibre and offers a unique environment where staff are valued and rewarded. Room to Read is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer.

The Role
This Sydney-based role is an integral part of Room to Read’s APAC Development team. Playing a key role in the ongoing development of Room to Read’s fundraising throughout Australia the role will have a laser focus on the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual, corporate and philanthropic donors and partners.
Specifically you will utilise sound fundraising principles to manage and develop a portfolio of 200+ new and existing HNW, corporate and philanthropic trusts and foundations. As well as further developing other revenue channels including regular and mid-level giving, signature events and legacies.

Skills Required
You currently hold a similar senior position in an NGO, NFP, philanthropy, education or like-minded corporate. You have a proven track in ‘making the ask’ in the Australian charitable and corporate giving environment in securing five to six figure major gifts, sponsorships, grants or quality sales. 
The key to your success in this role will be;

  • Your experience managing philanthropic giving or sales from end-to-end, including engagement, closing and stewardship
  • High emotional intelligence with a genuine style that engages a range of people
  • Excellent attention to detail with a methodical approach and the ability to deliver
  • Understanding and experience in running signature events and proposal writing

If being an integral part of a dynamic international fundraising team motivates you, then please contact Lois Freeke on 02 8243 0570 or submit your cover letter responding to the skills required above and resume quoting #785950.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Room to Read

How to apply


Please quote in application: Development Manager – Australia via Pro Bono Australia.


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