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Bequest / Relationship Officer


Employer: St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Business Development & Sales, Fundraising
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 14 August, 2019.
Applications close: 28 August, 2019.

  • Permanent full-time 38 hours per week
  • Based at Lewisham; involves travel to Sydney metro areas and some regional locations
  • Current NSW Driver Licence is required and own motor vehicle
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, plus super

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society's mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a 'hands up' approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

About the Service

The role of the Bequest / Relationship Officer sits within a well-established fundraising program and reports to the Gifts in Wills & Estates Manager. The Fundraising & Communications Department encompasses a range of professional services including fundraising, major gifts, gifts in Wills, events, corporate partnerships, communications and marketing and is dedicated to raising the profile, awareness, funds and support for the 'good works' of the Society.

The Role

The primary purpose of the role is to drive the development and growth of the St Vincent de Paul Society's Gifts in Wills Program. The key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • identifying and building relationships with potential benefactors through a strategic stewardship and conversion program
  • establishing and maintaining engagement with confirmed and potential benefactors through regular communication e.g. personal visits, by phone, letters, invite to special events etc
  • promoting the Society's Gift in Wills Program through direct mail and marketing campaigns/advertisements aimed at developing community awareness of the program and encouraging potential benefactors' participation to the program
  • coordinating the recruitment and training of volunteers to assist the Gift in Wills team
  • working with the Events and Marketing team to run a series of targeted events at services

The role will work closely with the Events and Marketing team and will report to the Gifts in Wills & Estates Manager. Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Experience in Gifts in Wills organisations or in a similar donor development role
  • Excellent relationship development and interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate well to a broad range of potential bequestors, and external organisations
  • Understanding of, and capacity to apply, appropriate boundaries within a work role
  • Strong capacity to strategically analyse and enhance an existing program
  • Experience in achieving program goals and targets
  • Experience in working autonomously as well as collaboratively
  • Effective organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent communication, analytical and customer services skills
  • Capacity to work within the Society's ethos, Mission and Code of Conduct
  • High level of emotional intelligence and relationship skills
  • Current NSW drivers licence and motor vehicle

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people's lives in an organisation that cares about people.
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society's commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

If you have questions about this role, please email to Cherie McKenna (Gifts in Wills and Estates Manager) Cherie.mckenna@vinnies.org.au quoting job number and position title: Bequest / Relationship Officer / VIN1585 enquiry via EthicalJobs.

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

How to apply for this job

To apply for this position please click here.

Please click here for Information on how to apply.

Applications close at 11:00 pm on 28 August 2019

Please submit your application attaching your Resume and your responses to the Essential Criteria outlined in the attached Position Description.