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Organisation : Muscular Dystrophy NSW

Location : Sydney, Work from home jobs and Hybrid jobs

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Competitive salary + salary packaging

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Muscular Dystrophy NSW


Muscular Dystrophy NSW are thrilled to be making significant strides towards a sustainable future under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and in recognition of the need to enhance the critical level of support and care they provide to individuals and families affected by neuromuscular conditions; they are heavily investing and expanding their team!

With a clear mission, they seek to empower, connect and support people with neuromuscular conditions and effectively advocate for the neuromuscular community.

About the role

  • Part-time (3-4 days per week) permanent role, hybrid working arrangements on offer with majority working from home
  • Competitive salary + salary packaging
  • Outstanding opportunity to develop & lead the philanthropic fundraising efforts at an exciting time of investment and growth!




As Relationship Manager- Strategic Philanthropy you get to join this incredible team at an exciting time of transformation and investment. You will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to drive Muscular Dystrophy’s philanthropy program with a focus on Major Gifts, working with their Fundraising Manager and CEO to cultivate meaningful relationships that drive financial support for their programs and initiatives.

This is an incredible opportunity to use your philanthropy experience, assist with developing their philanthropy strategy, take ownership of the major gifts portfolio and make a real impact on the organisation. 

The role would suit a dynamic, collaborative & experienced philanthropy fundraising professional with demonstrated expertise in securing major gifts that can innovate, collaborate, inspire and engage philanthropic partners in long-term, strategic relationships.



  • Support the CEO to manage donor relationships with ongoing awareness of risk, opportunity and financial sustainability.
  • Identify, research, and cultivate relationships with high-net-worth individuals and partners aligned with MDNSW’s mission and values.
  • Proactively secure new philanthropic partnerships
  • Develop and implement strategies to engage philanthropic partners in long-term, strategic relationships.
  • Work closely with the Fundraising Manager to develop personalized reports, impact stories, and updates for philanthropic partners, demonstrating the tangible outcomes of their support.
  • Provide stewardship to philanthropic partners, ensuring regular communication, updates on program impact, and acknowledgment of contributions.
  • Identify funding opportunities and build persuasive cases of support.
  • Ensure accurate and transparent reporting. 



  • Strong business acumen with strategic mindset
  • Similar experience in a philanthropy fundraising role with proven demonstrated success 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work in a small, dynamic team environment.
  • Strong presentation skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Solutions focused with adaptable and flexible approach to work.
  • Approachable, engaging and down-to-earth with ability to inspire confidence and capable of stewarding change.
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Up-to date covid-19 vaccination 



You will be joining a small and growing team undergoing huge transformation and investment! This is a real opportunity to exercise and build your philanthropy fundraising expertise and really make you mark, working with a team that are passionate, intelligent and committed to reach their goals, so that they can continue to grow and deliver critical support to individuals and families affected by neuromuscular conditions.


How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Relationship Manager- Strategic Philanthropy via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Fundraising, #Grants_and_Philanthropy
Sector: #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #Health_–_General

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