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Organisation : The Smith Family

Location : Australia (Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 1 Jul, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Smith Family

The Smith Family is an independent children's charity helping Australian children living in disadvantage to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

About the role

  • Become part of our family, making a difference to young Australians every day
  • Newly created role driving The Smith Family’s Philanthropy strategy and operations
  • Permanent full-time opportunity
  • Flexible Location: Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, WFH flexibility

Embarking on our five year strategy, we have a newly created opportunity for a talented, accomplished, and adept Senior Leader to develop and drive our marketing strategies and operations.

About our role

Our Philanthropy Group Manager will provide strategic and operational leadership to the philanthropy team to grow and maximise fundraising, enabling The Smith Family to achieve the income targets required to fulfil our organisational goals. The key responsibilities will be to:

  • Lead, mentor, and coach the Philanthropy team to deliver on strategy and targets
  • Support the Head of Fundraising to develop and deliver annual fundraising and philanthropy strategies and plans across multiple channels to drive income from corporate partnerships, major donors, trusts & foundations, events and community fundraising
  • Develop and implement existing and new supporter centric campaigns and activity, and explore new channels and products to diversify and grow fundraising income
  • Streamline existing initiatives and activities to improve efficiency and costs
  • Manage philanthropy initiatives and events to ensure achievement of a well-rounded events calendar that delivers maximum financial, branding and awareness benefits
  • Collaborate with the Marketing team to deliver on the Fundraising strategy and ensure all supporters are appropriately targeted and stewarded
  • Pitch proposals and support stewardship of key partners and supporters as required
  • Set and take responsibility for the overall annual budget cycle for the marketing team and complete periodic forecasts and variance reports as required

About you

As an experienced Philanthropy Lead, you’ll bring exceptional, demonstrated knowledge of major gift and philanthropic fundraising, preferably within the non-profit sector with a track record of consistently meeting fundraising targets. You will also bring:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher qualification in business, marketing, or related field
  • Solid experience (ideally 10 + years) in marketing, fundraising, sales, business development, account management or closely related field
  • Demonstrated and proven success in achieving sizable income targets
  • Demonstrated success leading multi-skilled, diverse and geographically distributed teams at a senior level
  • Expertise in developing, nurturing and managing key stakeholder relationships
  • Track record of building public profile for an organisation
  • Natural people leadership, developing and coaching successful teams
  • Excellent leadership and management capability
  • Networking, collaboration, consultation and relationship management skills
  • Outstanding influencing, interpersonal and communications skills

About our culture

The Smith Family has team members at the heart of its values and operations. We nurture a supportive and inclusive culture that enables people to achieve personal and professional goals, through collaboration and innovation. With a proven work-life balance, wellbeing and health are our top priorities. You’ll also enjoy other benefits, such as tax concessions, flexible working arrangements, and a purpose-driven culture.  

You may view the position description by copying and pasting the following link in your browser:

You may also contact Lee.Grewal@thesmithfamily if you have any questions.

Closing date: 1 July 2022

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

The Smith Family is obligated to comply with Federal, State and Territory Government Rules and Health Orders. For roles that fall under Health Orders, to be eligible applicants will either need to provide proof of Vaccination or a Medical exemption.

How to apply


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

Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy


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