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National Membership Manager - NSW / ACT

Philanthropy Australia

About Philanthropy Australia

Philanthropy Australia is the national peak body for philanthropy. With a vision of a generous and inclusive Australia, we are driven by our purpose to inspire more and better philanthropy.

Our values of Respect, Trust, Humility, Impact, Celebration and Sharing underpin all we do.

We are an independent organisation with more than 700 trusts, foundations, organisations, families, individual donors, professional advisers, intermediaries and not-for-profits as our members and partners. We are a growing movement of people and organisations who believe in the importance of giving and creating positive social change.

Our organisation is made up of passionate, supportive and inspiring people, who are driven by our purpose and values.

Working at Philanthropy Australia means you have access to benefits such as:

  • Additional 1 week (pro-rata) of leave for Reflection Leave after 12 months of service
  • Flexible and hybrid ways of working
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous paid parental and partner leave after 12 months of service
  • Learning opportunities, particularly around philanthropy, the not-for-profit sector and specific causes.

We are looking for team members who have an interest in philanthropy or philanthropic causes, to put engagement first in all they do and help us reach our ambitious growth agenda.

Role Purpose

The primary purpose of the National Membership Manager (NSW/ACT) is to build relationships and engage with the philanthropic sector to help drive Philanthropy Australia’s effort to engage a larger and more diverse membership, inspire a new wave of giving and foster better approaches to giving as outlined in Philanthropy Australia’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan. The role participates as a key member of the national membership team and involves state-specific leadership alongside a national portfolio. Due to an internal promotion, this engaging and critical role has become available.

Key Responsibilities

Developing, managing and maintaining relationships with NSW and ACT members:

  • Deliver and administer a quality end-to-end membership experience for PA’s Impact and Engaged members
  • Develop membership growth in NSW and ACT including establishing clear targets, timetables and strategies for prospecting, growing and renewing membership
  • Implement the NSW and ACT annual membership services plan for more and better philanthropy working closely with State Membership Officer NSW & ACT
  • Connect members through delivery of quality member programs and services
  • Develop and deliver local networking opportunities and events in NSW and ACT, working with PA’s Champions and key partners to extend the influence and reach of Philanthropy Australia
  • Financial management for the NSW and ACT membership program

Developing and delivering the national program of membership engagement

  • Lead PA’s national engagement and member offering for Family Foundations and the New Generation of Giving program
  • Work closely with the National Membership Director and the Membership Services Team in the development of the national program of membership engagement and membership services
  • Contribute to the development of Peer Networks, professional learning and development and other priority initiatives to support better giving
  • Participate in development of strategies to drive giving amongst target audiences including High Net Worth Individuals and under-represented groups.

Selection Criteria

  • Strong networks and knowledge of philanthropic and community sectors, including Family Foundations, Private and Public Ancillary Funds and advisors
  • Proven technical expertise and at least 5 years experience across business development and marketing in a philanthropic or grant-making environment
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and interpersonal skills; including strategic thinking, ability to inspire others, positive interaction and effective problem solving
  • Demonstrated excellent stakeholder management, with a focus on member relations as well as Board, staff, key partners and other stakeholders
  • A passion for philanthropy
  • Highly developed written and oral communication, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to prioritise an ever-changing workload and juggle competing demands
  • Motivated self-starter with management experience, including the ability to work as part of a small national team

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please provide a written response with a cover letter, AND address the Selection Criteria, along with your CV via the prompts.

For any questions relating to the role and/or position description, please contact: Adam Ognall, Executive Director Engagement adam@philanthropy.org.au, using the subject line: National Membership Manager - NSW / ACT enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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