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Philanthropy Lead

Organisation : Beyond Blue (vic Gembridge Recruitment)

Location : Melbourne (Melbourne)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Strategic & impactful leadership role
  • Lead fundraising growth & innovation
  • Competitive remuneration & benefits

Beyond Blue’s vision is for all people in Australia to achieve their best possible mental health. Their mission is to work with the community to improve mental health and prevent suicide. They aim to achieve this by promoting mental health and wellbeing; being a trusted source of information, advice and support; and working together to prevent suicide. Beyond Blue’s values are Collaboration, Respect, Enthusiasm, Excellence, Innovation and Integrity.
The Fundraising and Philanthropy Unit manages the philanthropic income generation and engagement with donors and philanthropic partners. Continued focus on income diversification and income growth is essential to ensure that Beyond Blue can remain responsive to community needs and enable the fulfilment of their Beyond 2020 strategic goals.
Reporting to the Head of Fundraising and Philanthropy and leading a small team, the Philanthropy Lead is a senior position responsible for the strategic development, management and implementation of engagement and cultivation programs working with Major Individual and Corporate Donors and Corporate Partners. This role will work closely with the Head of Fundraising & Philanthropy to ensure coordinated and integrated approaches to donors to fund major projects and capital appeals for Beyond Blue. You will contribute to the implementation of the Fundraising and Development Strategy and play an active role in creating a new Development Taskforce with members comprising of Beyond Blue Board Directors and key influencers.
This important role requires a strategic, innovative and capable leader who will guide the growth of philanthropy at Beyond Blue, providing operational management of the key philanthropic income streams (Major Donors, Gifts in Wills, Trusts & Foundations and Corporate Partners). You will lead the development, implementation and evaluation of robust strategies for attracting and managing philanthropic relationships, plus personally manage a portfolio of major donors, including prospect research, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement and stewardship of philanthropic donors and prospects to maximise their giving and retention levels. It will be important to inspire, motivate, mentor and lead the Philanthropy team to ensure high performance and champion the Culture of Philanthropy in the organisation.
You will be a motivated, committed, resilient and results-driven fundraising leader with proven success working with major donors and securing high value philanthropic gifts. You will have practical understanding of moves management, donor motivations and knowledge of the philanthropic landscape, together with sound communication, stakeholder management, public speaking/presentation and influencing skills. Commercial acumen, problem-solving ability, people leadership and project management skills are required, plus strong alignment and commitment to Beyond Blue’s values. Relevant tertiary qualifications, CFRE, membership of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and an understanding of the mental health sector are highly regarded.

By joining the Beyond Blue team you’ll be involved in meaningful work and collaborating with one of the leading mental health organisations in Australia. Beyond Blue offers an agile working environment, opportunities to support and learn from one another, build capabilities, celebrate successes along the way and generous not-for-profit salary packaging options.

APPLY NOW if you are a strategic and innovative leader with proven fundraising expertise to drive this important Philanthropy Program’s growth trajectory to achieve new milestones, and the desire to help people achieve their best possible mental health.
Gembridge is partnering with Beyond Blue. For a confidential discussion, please contact Michelle Varcoe or Jenni D’Orival on 03 8375 9661 or

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Beyond Blue (vic Gembridge Recruitment)

How to apply


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

Profession: #Fundraising, #Grants_and_Philanthropy
Sector: #Mental_Health

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