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Bequest Coordinator

Employer: Taronga Conservation Society Australia
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Fundraising, Animal Welfare & Protection
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 05 February, 2019.
Applications close: 19 February, 2019.

  • Ongoing, Part-time position (22.8 hours per week)
  • Taronga Conservation Society Australia Salaried Employees Award – Clerk Grade 4, $75,055 base plus super and leave loading = total package $83,191.97, Pro rata for hours worked
  • Located at Taronga Zoo, Mosman

Looking to secure a shared future for wildlife and people?

Taronga is looking for an experienced, driven and motivated Bequest Coordinator who is interested in joining a leading organisation in conservation, education, animal management and transformational guest experiences.

About us

Taronga Zoo officially opened in October 1916, with Taronga Western Plains Zoo officially opening in February 1977! We believe in a shared future for Wildlife and People. Taronga is working in partnership with wildlife conservation organizations and communities to develop ways to protect species and habitats. Taronga. For the Wild!

Our employees enjoy generous employment conditions including:

  • Complimentary family and friends passes
  • A wide range of discounts on our award winning accommodation
  • Discounted food and beverage purchases across the site
  • Reduced rates for other services including animal encounters
  • To discover more about the benefits of working at Taronga, please visit our website here.

We value diversity

Taronga is an equal opportunity employer, where we recognise the diversity of our workforce and community – be it on the basis of gender, age, culture, religion, language or personal circumstances.

Taronga is also committed to building on the perspectives, experience, knowledge and skills that this diversity brings to our organisation.

Taronga provide specific workplace programs to support diversity and equal employment opportunities for women, people with a disability and people identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

About the role

The successful individual will be responsible for developing, implementing and administering Taronga’s bequest marketing strategy. This will be achieved through effective prospect contact, direct marketing campaigns, face to face activity and telephone contact.

Key accountabilities

  • Drive the development and growth of the bequest program.
  • Working with Direct Marketing Manager to develop, manager and deliver the bequest income and expense budget.
  • Research existing and new bequest marketing and advertising opportunities with a view to increasing the number of confirmed bequestors ensuring the best ROI.
  • Maintain accurate records on the database (ThankQ) of all contacts with bequestors and prospects.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate stakeholders both internal and external, particularly prospective bequestors
  • Communicate Taronga’s conservation messages both internally and externally, ensuring all communications align with Taronga’s values to inspire change in accordance with Taronga’s vision and strategic pillars.
  • Comply with and suggest sustainability practices in the workplace to help achieve Taronga’s sustainability targets and reduce environmental impact.

About you

We are looking for candidates that have:

  • Demonstrated experience in customer service, sales or fundraising with proven track record in relationship management.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with diplomacy at a high level in both written and oral form, including an excellent and sensitive telephone manner, and the ability to communicate, sensitively to people of all ages, financial and social backgrounds.
  • Hold a current NSW Drivers License or ability to have existing license formally recognised, including manual.
  • Obtain and maintain a current volunteer NSW Working with Children Check at own expense.

To review a copy of the role description, please see the document attached below or visit the careers page of the Taronga website:

How to apply for this job

We value your safety, and the privacy of your information. Please only apply for this position via using the reference number 00006QPI or searching the word Taronga. This is the only legitimate website to apply via, and the only website whereby applications will be accepted.

Applications close: 19th of February, 2019.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter of one page. You are also required to complete the two target questions as part of your application.

  1. Describe a scenario where you have dealt with a difficult or sensitive customer/stakeholder, explain how you have managed the situation, the outcome and/or follow up actions. (300 words max)
  2. Describe a successful project or campaign you have managed from end-to-end, including performance against KPIs. Explain why it was successful, your role and anything else worth mentioning. (300 words max)

For more information in relation to the vacant position please contact Rhiannon Millane on 9978 4710 or using the subject line: Bequest Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties in applying, please contact “I work for NSW” support team on 1800 562 679 or

Supporting materials  Role Description- Bequest Coordinator.pdf