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Private Giving and Bequest Coordinator

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Organisation : Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Government

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $72,617.00

Application closing date : 14 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

For nearly 175 years, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has connected people with nature: originally at a heritage-listed public gardens in the heart of Melbourne, and latterly through creation of a contemporary native garden set within a natural bushland reserve at Cranbourne. These sites are home to extraordinary landscapes, innovative public programming and world-leading plant science, horticultural science and conservation research.  

Beyond their physical beauty, the Gardens also contribute to global and local biodiversity knowledge, through research, discovery, protection, cultivation and restoration of rare and threatened plant species, both ex-situ and in the bushland, and as the insurance policy for a state’s unique flora pre- and post-bushfire recovery.  

The Gardens is also a steward for irreplaceable preserved plant collections, plant records, seeds and knowledge required for future generations to thrive; and is increasingly known for innovative engagement programs that highlight the role of nature in underpinning individual and community wellbeing, whilst fostering social inclusion for community benefit. It is also dedicated to stimulating conservation action and contributing to climate resilience, lifelong learning and unique memories for all visitors, at every stage of their lives. 

For further information about RBGV, please visit our website

About the role

About the Role

This is an exciting fundraising role which will give a passionate fundraiser the opportunity to work across appeals, donor communications, donor relationship development and bequests to raise funds for the Garden’s important plant science, horticulture and learning programs. The incumbent will contribute to the delivery of the Gardens’ fundraising plan with a focus on individual donors giving less than $5,000 and bequestors. The role builds strong engagement with individual donors and bequestors through implementation of donor cultivation, stewardship activities and persuasive communication about the social impact of RBGV’s programs, gardens and collections. The role works with the broader Development Marketing and Communications team to meet agreed financial and engagement targets.

About You

The successful candidate will have tertiary qualifications in a relevant field, or commensurate professional experience in NFP fundraising. Furthermore, you have demonstrated experience in coordinating private giving and bequests programs and sound knowledge of fundraising principles and practices, with a desire to work collaboratively to achieve objectives. You will have excellent relationship building skills, liaising confidently with both internal and external stakeholders, implementing activities and communications about the social impact of RBGV’s programs, plants and collections. You are well versed in making decisions and problem solving, and adopt an open, collaborative approach to your work, ensuring desired outcomes are achieved. All other key selection criteria can be found in the position description which is located on advertisement on the the Vic Gov Careers website.

All other key selection criteria can be found in the position description attached.

To apply for this role, please visit the Vic Gov Careers website. 

Enquiries can be directed to Nicola Kaufman using the subject line: Private Giving & Bequests Coordinator enquiry.

RBGV is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Our organisation is a proudly child safe organisation and committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Private Giving and Bequest Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Fundraising
Sector: #Government


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