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Philanthropy Executive


Employer: Bush Heritage Australia
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Fundraising, Conservation & Land Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 06 August, 2018.
Applications close: 27 August, 2018. (Expired)

  • Fantastic opportunity to work within a dedicated fundraising team
  • Chippendale location in Sydney
  • Two-year fixed term contract full time hours

Bush Heritage Australia, a national leader in landscape-scale conservation, is seeking a talented Philanthropy Executive.

Our vision of Healthy Country, protected forever sees us where we are needed most: in areas of high conservation value with low levels of protection. With the help of our donors, we protect and help manage 6.2 million hectares of land across the country. In our mission to return the bush to good health, we provide habitat for more than 5,800 native species, including at least 235 threatened species.  Two proven approaches underline what we do: we carefully select, purchase and manage landscapes of high conservation value; and we work in partnership with others, including Traditional Owners, to achieve key conservation outcomes.

About the role:

As a Philanthropy expert, you will play a significant role in developing and applying strategies to increase relationships and contributions from individuals, private foundations and other funding bodies. You will join a dedicated team of major gifts and bequests specialists and steward strong relationships with major donors and prospects in Sydney and the greater NSW region and potentially other locations throughout Australia. Occasional interstate travel to other state capitals and to Bush Heritage reserves is required.

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Demonstrated commitment to Bush Heritage’s vision and values.
  • Demonstrated fundraising expertise (preferably with gifts greater than $100,000) with experience in face to face solicitations, high end portfolio management and the preparation of proposals and reports.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills with the demonstrated ability to build donor relationships
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated experience communicating to a diversity of audiences including major donors, corporate representatives, Board members, senior staff and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in producing materials from multiple sources into a coherent and accurate summary.
  • Availability to travel interstate on an occasional basis to visit prospects and donors and to accompany them on visits to Bush Heritage reserve properties as required.

A full Position Description is attached below.

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