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Associate Director, Major Gifts

Organisation : Social Ventures Australia

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Community Engagement, Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy, Giving Circles

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Apply your knowledge and experience to a values-driven organisation
  • Contribute to social impact
  • Sydney | Full-time, permanent position

Working closely with the National Director of Fundraising and Partnerships this role will contribute to the development and execution of a capacity building campaign to align with Social Ventures Australia’s 20th anniversary.

Who we are
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a not-for-profit organisation that works with partners to alleviate disadvantage – towards an Australia where all people and communities thrive. We influence systems to deliver better social outcomes for people by learning about what works in communities, helping organisations be more effective, sharing our perspectives and advocating for change.
Reporting to the National Director Fundraising and Partnerships and operating nationally, the Fundraising and Partnerships team is responsible for all elements of fundraising at SVA and for the management of select strategic partnerships. Specifically, the Fundraising and Partnerships team works to raise income for programs within the Programs team and others across SVA, as well as discretionary income to support the work of SVA.
The Position
The Associate Director Major Gifts plays a key role in the Fundraising and Partnerships team, by generating significant income for the work of SVA, and managing SVA’s relationship with high-net-worth- individuals (HNWIs), private ancillary funds (PAFs), and other high-value funders across Australia. The role is responsible for ensuring our funders and key relationships are appropriately cultivated, nurtured, and reporting obligations are met. Furthermore, this role will be required to build their donor portfolio through acquisition, relationship building and prospecting.
Who you are
We’re looking for someone with a strong understanding of, and passion for, working on society’s most important challenges. You will come to the role with extensive and current knowledge of giving and philanthropy in Australia, and awareness of international trends. You will be known for your demonstrated extensive experience in securing multi-year gifts from Major donors, HWNIs, and large funders.
Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills allow you to effectively work in cross-cultural settings and connect with diverse teams across the organisation as well as with donors and supporters, forming long term relationships.
Special requirements

  • Ability to travel nationally and attend events outside of standard office hours as required.

SVA values diversity and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. We value people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome unique contributions and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in. 
If you have the experience and knowledge we are looking for and are excited to join our team, please submit your CV (max 3 pages) and a statement (max 2 page) addressing the person requirements by midnight AEST Tuesday 30 November2021. 
To find out more about SVA and view the position description please go to

Short-listed candidates will be invited to first-stage interview commencing from the week commencing 6 December 2021
Please note we may consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity. 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Social Ventures Australia

How to apply


Please quote in application: Associate Director, Major Gifts via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Fundraising, #Grants_and_Philanthropy
Sector: #Community_Engagement, #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy, #Giving_Circles

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