About the organisation
Amnesty International Australia is one of Australia’s largest not for profit organisations. We are an independent, global movement that campaigns courageously for human rights for everyone.
We’re ordinary people from all walks of life, standing together for justice, freedom, human dignity and equality. We use our passion and commitment to bring torturers to justice, change oppressive laws and free people imprisoned just for voicing their opinion.
We’re independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion to ensure we can speak out on human rights abuses wherever they occur.
Every day we move closer to a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.
We stand for equality, justice, freedom, and human dignity and uphold these values:
- Empowerment - we build people power
- Persistence - we are resolute in pursuit of our goals
- Integrity - we hold ourselves to the highest standards
- Courage - we are fearless in upholding human rights
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
AIA is committed to making reasonable adjustments for candidates with a disability or other access needs during the recruitment and selection process. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AI Australia is committed to equal opportunities in all areas of our work, community and partner relationships. We want people to achieve their full potential, which will positively impact on our work and the communities in which we operate. At AI Australia, our values empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment. We have a global, multicultural following and want to actively contribute to building a more diverse and inclusive team at AI Australia.
We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of our work, community and partner relationships. We want people to achieve their full potential, which will positively impact on our work and the communities in which we operate. At AI Australia, our values empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment. We are a movement of people from all walks of life around the world. We intend to actively contribute to building a more diverse and inclusive team.
About the role
- Are you a passionate and motivated human rights defender?
- Be a valuable contributor in a high impact team for a leading not for profit
- Permanent full-time role, based in our Gadigal (Sydney) Action Centre
- $107,143 pa + super + optional salary packaging
- Enjoy a flexible work culture, access to our EAP, Flare benefits, and the ability to make a difference in a rewarding field
This is an exciting opportunity to join our Fundraising team and play a key role in the Philanthropy Team for the world’s leading human rights charity and challenge injustice. The Philanthropy team drives the planning, development, maintenance and monitoring of our major gift programs including trusts and foundations.
This role is responsible for creating and implementing major donor fundraising strategies, cultivation and stewardship of high net worth individuals, achieving agreed annual income targets, managing major donor fundraising events and for creating targeted fundraising materials and products. With the team, this position has responsibility for autonomously planning, developing and implementing annual, as well as long-term strategies, including determining detailed budget and income targets, to support the work of Amnesty International Australia (AI Australia) as well as the global movement.
As part of this role, you will:
- Research, identify, cultivate, solicit and steward new prospects and existing donors
- Represent Amnesty’s work to existing and prospective supporters who have different campaign or country interests and solicit major gifts
- Write high quality cases for support and develop a suite of donor products
- Produce and deliver communications as relevant to the role, using a range of channels and technologies
- Plan and execute a rolling program of strategic major donor meetings, events and other regular face to face and virtual engagement with donors and prospects
- Maintain a comprehensive relational database on high value donors, including gift recording and acknowledgments, and ensuring all gifts are compliant with Australian tax law
- Ensure data quality and hygiene
- Work with internal stakeholders to coordinate and develop major gift opportunities in line with the organisation’s strategic plans, including ensuring appropriate reporting and tracking to donors
- Support other Philanthropy Team as required, including working with the other teams of AI Australia and the International Secretariat to help secure financial gifts and other support
- Seek opportunities for AI Australia’s National Director, Campaigners and Board as part of major donor fundraising
- Perform the role to a high standard within agreed timelines, and in line with Amnesty International Australia’s (AI Australia’s) vision
- Other tasks within your skills and competence as required.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:
- Demonstrated track record of identifying, developing and securing high value gifts from major donors or key supporters, including making the ask
- High level communication & interpersonal skills – EI – (written, face to face, telephone, social media)
- Proven ability and track record of inspiring philanthropists to donate large gifts, and in managing high-level relationships
- A results-oriented attitude, with demonstrated experience in developing a gift plan and achieving targets
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, including high quality writing abilities in developing proposals and other material
- Excellent multi-tasking, planning and organisational skills
- Demonstrated creativity and initiative, as well as the ability to work under pressure
- Strong analytical skills and working knowledge of databases
- A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player
- Experience working with senior management, non-profit boards, external agencies and other key stakeholders
- Demonstrated commitment to human rights and/or international issues
Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- Experience in a similar role in a not-for-profit organisation in Australia
- Relevant higher education degree
- Familiarity with human rights issues and social change methods and tactics, including experience of mass mobilisation, activism and organising techniques
- Demonstrated experience in or commitment to working with rights holders
- Solid understanding of the Australian philanthropic landscape
How to apply
To learn more about this role, please view a detailed position description. Applications close 11:59pm Sunday 22nd October (AEST). You must attach a resume and address the following selection criteria in your Cover Letter as part of your application.
To apply: please visit https://amnesty.elmotalent.com.au/careers/opportunities/job/view/181
- Please detail your experience cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors through the donor cycle using multi channel fundraising.
- Please outline what experience you have in representing your organisation and making the ask.
- Please discuss your skills and approach to developing high quality case for support materials
- Please list what you think the top three human rights issues in Australia and around the World are.
Please quote in application: Philanthropy Specialist via Pro Bono Australia.