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Gifts in Wills Coordinator


Employer: Jesuit Mission
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Fundraising, International Aid & Development
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 10 April, 2019.
Applications close: 08 May, 2019.

We are seeking to appoint a people-focused and passionate Gifts in Wills Coordinator to join the Jesuit Mission team.

  • A hands-on role working with a small, energetic and supportive team
  • Opportunity to join a growing international relief and development NFP
  • Part-time role (3 days pw) and flexible hours, in convenient North Sydney location

About Jesuit Mission

As the international development organisation of the Australian Jesuit Province, Jesuit Mission works with our most vulnerable sisters and brothers overseas, empowering them to live full and free lives. We partner with local Jesuits and companions in Asia and Africa to provide a range of support and training programs, including life-changing education programs for girls and boys; healthcare and livelihood training to some of the world’s poorest communities; support to vulnerable individuals through pastoral care, and emergency relief to communities affected by disasters.

About the role

The Gifts in Will Coordinator is responsible for growing the Jesuit Mission Gifts in Wills portfolio, and developing and implementing the Gifts in Wills marketing and relationship stewardship program.

Key accountabilities:

  • Work with the Fundraising team to develop and implement a Gifts in Wills strategy to drive income growth.
  • Effectively cultivate, solicit and steward supporters towards long-term commitment to Jesuit Mission, and grow the number of intending and confirmed bequests.
  • Deliver exceptional relationship management, through face to face meetings, telephone, mail and email contact. This will include interstate travel from time to time.
  • Develop personalised communication materials, and provide support in developing direct marketing campaigns with a focus on converting to confirmed gifts.
  • Conduct research and profiling to identify prospects within the donor database.
  • Planning and participation of events for Gifts in Wills and High Value supporters.
  • Coordinate the administration of deceased estates.
  • Provide proactive support to the retention and stewardship program for Jesuit Mission supporters, and work collaboratively with the Philanthropy Coordinator on High Value supporters.

About you

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to engage in mature, emotionally intelligent conversations.
  • Experience working with Gifts in Wills, relationship fundraising or transferable client relationship experience.
  • An understanding of and willingness to work within the Catholic ethos.
  • Ability to use a CRM database (ideally Raiser’s Edge) and to research and capture relevant data.
  • Experience in developing and implementing plans that deliver on objectives within budget.
  • Ability to share and tell stories that promote the organisation’s values and mission, and connect with supporters, including presenting at events or to supporter groups as required.
  • A positive and dedicated person who can juggle tasks and enjoys a challenge.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel.

A position description is available here.

How to apply for this job

To apply for the role of Gifts in Wills Coordinator, send your resume and a cover letter addressing the Essential Criteria to Carlene Albronda at carlene.albronda@jesuitmission.org.au, using the subject line: Gifts in Wills Coordinator application via EthicalJobs.

For more information, contact Carlene Albronda on (02) 8918 4135. Closing date is Wednesday 8 May 2019.