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Major Gifts Manager

Employer: Transform Aid International
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Fundraising, International Aid & Development, Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 12 September, 2019.
Applications close: 04 October, 2019.

If you are passionate about seeing poverty end, and you have a desire to use your skills and knowledge to lead the growth and development of major gifts, then this could be the role for you!

Why Transform Aid International?

Transform Aid International is an international Christian development organisation working in 18 countries. We partner with like-minded organisations overseas to implement community development and disaster projects that empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty. Last year, our work directly benefited 332,391 people.

When you join Transform Aid International, you’ll become part of a rich, 60-year history. Our Major Gifts team are passionate about our vision to see a world where poverty has ended and all people enjoy the fullness of life God intends. We love that we get to connect generous supporters with our work and help them make a difference.

As a valued member of our Management and Major Gifts teams, you’ll be integral to achieving our mission of helping Australians tackle the injustice of global poverty.

We’re looking for someone with the know-how, passion, and commitment to nurture our faithful supporters… is it you?

Who we are looking for?

  • Location: North Ryde, NSW
  • Position: Permanent, Full-Time

As an experienced major gifts professional, you will drive the acquisition, engagement and retention of our major donors and gifts in wills supporters. A real people person, you’ll be a natural at cultivating relationships with new donors, as well as nurturing relationships with our existing and greatly valued supporter base. Your expertise in relational fundraising will fuel your passion for seeing both these areas grow.

An empowering team leader and people developer, you’re committed to creating a healthy team culture. You’ll use your leadership strengths to collaborate and connect with others, not only within the team you lead, but also across the wider organisation.

Your demonstrated knowledge and experience with major and mid-level donors and gifts in wills supporters will be vital to you in this role.

As a Christian, you’ll share our vision for a world without poverty as God intends… and participate enthusiastically in prayer sessions and biblical reflection sessions.

Other characteristics include:

  • A committed learner
  • An open, innovative thinker
  • A strong communicator

Why work with Transform Aid International?


Work with a team of people who are as passionate about ending poverty as you are!


Motivated by love we respect and value all people… starting with each other.

Salary sacrificing:

We offer salary sacrificing, which means in effect part of your pay is paid tax free, giving you more money in your take home pay.

Flexible working arrangements:

We offer flexible working arrangements, which means you can maintain that work / life balance!

For more information, including a job description, please go to our careers page.

How to apply for this job

Please send a copy of your CV and your cover letter responding to the criteria below to, using the subject line: Major Gifts Manager application via EthicalJobs.

Please use the STAR methodology and specify the Situation –Task – Action – Result for each response.

  • Tell us about strategy that you have had to develop and implement from start to finish, in response to a challenge faced by (or opportunity presented to) your organisation or department
  • Describe a time when achieving a fundraising goal or target proved challenging and how you navigated that situation
  • Provide an example of a time where you have used data to identify an opportunity or a gap, and how you implemented the findings
  • Give an example of a relationship you have built and grown with a major donor, noting how you’ve done so. Include reference to the outcomes
  • Please describe your faith as an authentic committed Christian
Supporting materials  Major Gifts Manager PD - 09.2019.pdf