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Philanthropy Manager

Organisation : Eastern Health Foundation (c/- Gembridge Recruitment)

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Inspire and grow philanthropic support
  • Flexible and supportive work environment
  • Full time or Part time (0.8)

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. They provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

The Foundation’s goal is to give their supporters opportunities to be part of a community that is committed to providing positive health experiences for people and communities in Melbourne’s east. Some supporters are grateful patients and their families. Others are companies, schools, community groups, trusts and foundations.

Reporting to the Senior Philanthropy Manager, the Philanthropy Manager will be responsible for growing philanthropic income to Eastern Health, with a focus on individual giving and Gifts in Wills. You will develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders to strengthen a culture of philanthropy among staff and community members and increase Gifts in Wills pledges.

The Philanthropy Manager will oversee the strategic development, management, and delivery of the bequest program, as well as support the Senior Philanthropy Manager to grow the major gift portfolio, with a focus on mid-level and long-term donors. You will lead meaningful engagement activities including coordinating and delivering a range of high-quality donor events that cultivate, steward and nurture current and prospective supporters.

About YOU

  • You are a professional relationship fundraiser who thrives when building genuine and long-standing relationships with major donors and bequestors.
  • Demonstrated experience (4+years) in gift identification, solicitations, stewarding and/or Gift in Wills program development and management.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to create donor proposals, deliver professional presentations, tell compelling stories, and communicate impact.
  • You are collaborative and build effective relationships with diverse stakeholder groups.
  • Experience working to targets and KPI’s, tracking and reporting on activity and results.
  • High level computing skills and an understanding of the importance of a donor database.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in fundraising, public relations, marketing, or project management.
  • CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) and FIA membership highly regarded

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic employee benefits, including diverse and engaging career opportunities, a friendly and supportive team, flexible working hours and salary packaging options.


APPLY NOW if you are an experienced relationship fundraiser with a track record of success, passionate about the future of healthcare and wish to make a difference in this rewarding industry.

Gembridge is partnering with Eastern Health Foundation. For a confidential discussion, please contact Jenni D’Orival or Michelle Varcoe on 03 8375 9661 or

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Eastern Health Foundation (c/- Gembridge Recruitment)

How to apply


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

Profession: #Fundraising, #Grants_and_Philanthropy
Sector: #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy

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