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Philanthropy Manager – National Trust NSW

Organisation : National Trust of Australia (NSW)

Location : Sydney (Millers Point)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Arts & Culture, Conservation & Environment, Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Sal Pkg $100,211 pa inc super and leave loading. On-site car parking also available

About the organisation

Organisation Name : National Trust of Australia (NSW)

The National Trust is the largest community based, not-for-profit conservation organisation in Australia, operating for more than 70 years. Our vision is to bring the heritage of New South Wales to life for future generations.

We achieve this by advocating, conserving and protecting our built, cultural and natural heritage and by educating and engaging the community through the sharing and interpretation of all Australian heritage stories in ways that awaken a sense of place and belonging. 

About the role

Philanthropy Manager

National Trust of Australia (NSW)

  • Location Sydney, NSW
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Category Business
  • Sectors : Arts, Culture, Heritage
  • Reports to: Director, Development and Memberships
  • Salary Package: Up to $100,211 inc super and leave loading + On-site parking in CBD (valued at approx. $7,000)


The National Trust (NSW) is seeking a Philanthropy Manager to build, nurture and manage relationships with prospective and existing major donors, including the delivery of our Bequest program to achieve agreed income targets.

You will work collaboratively with the Director, Development and Memberships to identify and steward donors, as well as write high quality requests for funding, ensuring donors receive inspiring proposals and are well informed of the impact of their gifts.

You will need to be an outstanding relationship builder who has a proven track record of securing income from major donors. This, coupled with your ability to network, engage and grow long term relationships will see you well suited to this role.

About the Role

Reporting directly to the Director, Development and Memberships you will be responsible for:

  • Working with high net-worth individuals (HNWI) and engaging in moves management to increase giving levels.
  • Developing and managing the Bequest program
  • Developing relationships with a portfolio of philanthropic donors
  • Budget management and the achievement of KPIS’s.
  • Engaging with internal and external stakeholders to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Developing and executing a program of events for donor engagement at National Trust properties.
  • Undertaking all other tasks and duties in consultation with the Director of

About you

You will be an outstanding relationship builder focused on long term relationships that deliver growth against targets.  You will have confidence, warmth and the passion to uphold the values of the Trust and deliver outstanding service to stakeholders and our members.

Additionally you will have the following:

  • Excellent communication skills with credibility to engage with varied audiences
  • Experience in supporting advocacy campaigns and preparation of submissions
  • Commercial acumen and a proven track record of delivering financial objectives
  • Sound knowledge of fundraising standards, principles and standards
  • Customer focus and collaborative approach
  • Professional and remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to plan and drive strategic plans from ideas to reality
  • Experience in developing donor relationships whilst exercising the highest levels of discretion, integrity and professionalism
  • 5 years+ in fundraising, marketing, sales or public relations
  • Tertiary qualifications in a discipline related to business, arts, marketing or a related field
  • Commitment to heritage/conservation

If you understand the significance of heritage conservation, recognise the importance of an inclusive cultural community and value our natural environment, you have the values we’re looking for.  If you know how to translate these into actions that will deliver our philanthropy strategy, we want to hear from you.  

We offer a flexible work environment and value the highest levels of professionalism.




How to apply

Position Description : Philanthropy Manager PD final

You must be fully vaccinated and have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

For any enquiries call:  02 9258 0159 or email

To apply, submit your CV together with a covering letter addressing the key accountabilities to:

Closing date: EXTENDED to 3 July 2022


Please quote in application: Philanthropy Manager - National Trust NSW via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Fundraising, #Grants_and_Philanthropy
Sector: #Arts_and_Culture, #Conservation_and_Environment, #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy


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