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Philanthropy Adviser

Organisation : Australian Red Cross

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Not Specified - OLD

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 21 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Red Cross

About the role

  • Full time permanent role, location Melbourne + hybrid working
  • Steward and grow relationships with major philanthropic supporters and partners
  • Work for the world’s largest humanitarian organisation

About Red Cross

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian movement. We support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability. We act for humanity.

About the role

As Philanthropy Adviser your focus will be to steward and grow relationships with high value philanthropic supporters, drive strategic value and secure both financial and non-financial support for Red Cross’ work.

You will be responsible for establishing and growing support and partnerships with major gift supporters including High Net Worth Individuals and Private Ancillary using research, insights and targeted networking.

You will provide strategic advice on funding and philanthropic sector trends and identify opportunities to ensure Red Cross is well positioned to meet its strategic priorities and support the people and communities we work with.

You will work closely within the Partnerships team, program teams, marketing and communications, fundraising and the broader Engagement & Support Directorate, ensuring coordinated activity to identify and maximise opportunities for strategic growth.

What you will bring

  • Significant professional experience in philanthropy, securing major gifts and developing effective business development strategies with a focus on partnerships and/or revenue growth
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and leading major gift fundraising strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to build a culture of philanthropy within an organisation and to enthusiastically and successfully engage in one-on-one solicitation and ongoing supporter/partner stewardship
  • A successful track record in executing on strategy, setting priorities, managing multiple projects and working effectively under pressure to achieve individual and organizational goals including financial targets
  • Capacity to bring existing networks across philanthropy preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, and an ability to listen to and balance, negotiate and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Good understanding of legal, financial and ethical issues related to philanthropic giving

Our Covid-19 safe practices

It’s vital you review our Red Cross COVID-19 and pre-employment requirements here prior to applying.

Why work with us?

Work for purpose, know that the work you do enables Red Cross to support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability.

You can access flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options that can increase your take home pay by paying certain expenses using pre-tax dollars up to $15,900 a year.

Red Cross respects, values and encourages diversity. We believe that diversity in our people enriches our organisation as well as the impact we have.

Further information

To find out more about this opportunity please refer to the position description below.

For additional enquiries, please contact Liz Francis on 0423 484 310 for a confidential discussion.

Position description:Download File Philanthropy Advisor (HRC0071604).pdf

Including a cover letter with your application is strongly encouraged for this role

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are committed to protecting the rights of all people, particularly those who may be experiencing vulnerability. We want the people we work with to feel safe, be safe, and free from abuse of any kind. We are a child safe organisation. We have zero tolerance for child abuse. We value, respect and listen to children and are committed to supporting child safety and wellbeing in our work. 

Thank you for considering a career at Red Cross. We also have great opportunities to volunteer. Click here to find out more.

Job Ref #: 521043

How to apply

Position Description : Philanthropy Advisor (HRC0071604)
Please click on the apply now button for further details.

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

Profession: #Not_Specified_-_OLD
Sector: #Community_Development, #Community_Support_Services, #Humanitarian


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