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Strategic Fundraising Manager - Melbourne / Sydney / Brisbane

Australian Conservation Foundation
  • Lead the growth and success of ACF’s community fundraising, mid-value and donor care programs.
  • Temporary full-time position (parental leave replacement) commencing in February 2024 and finishing in mid-November 2024. Part time will be considered.
  • Salary of $121,682 per annum plus 11.5% superannuation and amazing working conditions!
  • Located in Melbourne (Wurundjeri Country), Brisbane (Turrbal and Yuggera Country) or Sydney (Gadigal Country) – your choice!
  • Start your 2024 off right by joining the 2023 FIA Fundraising Team of the Year (Victoria)!

Who is the ACF?

When it comes to our environment, the Australian Conservation Foundation has been leading the way in protecting our living world for over half a century.

We are the national environment organisation committed to caring for Australia’s unique and beautiful wildlife and natural world. We’re inclusive, non-partisan and funded by the Australian community.

Whether it’s advocating for the Great Barrier Reef, koalas snoozing in big old trees or for strong climate action, our dedicated community of more than half a million people are constantly working to create a world where forests, rivers, people, and wildlife thrive.

What’s the gig?

The Strategic Fundraising Manager reports to the Director of Fundraising and leads a team of 7 fundraising specialists. This senior management role is responsible for the development and implementation of a transformational fundraising growth strategy across Community Fundraising and Mid-Value donor programs. The role is also responsible for the development of the newly-established Donor Care team, focussing on providing best in class donor care and retention work.

This is a role that unleashes innovation and creativity, as the Strategic Fundraising Manager contributes to the delivery of ACF’s broad goals of doubling revenue and building stronger integration with ACF’s advocacy activities, including emergency fundraising, partnerships and new revenue streams.

About you!

  • You have significant senior-level experience building the growth and success of fundraising programs with a track record of achieving KPIs.
  • You’re a seasoned team manager with the confidence to lead and coach the Strategic Fundraising team.
  • You’re a strategic and innovative thinker with experience in developing and delivering strategies based on trends, analytics and insights.
  • You’re digitally and data-driven with the know-how to use both tools to shape fundraising strategy.
  • You’re comfortable working in a collaborative and agile style to implement and adapt proactive and reactive strategies in a timely manner.
  • You have a solid understanding of marketing principles and experience in managing integrated marketing campaigns with a clear ROI focus.

Why work for us?

You’ll do important work with one of Australia’s most impactful organisations, and with our world-class organisational culture and great team, we guarantee you’ll have fun along the way.

ACF is proud to offer our staff a supportive workplace with excellent conditions, including:

  • Genuine flexibility in working hours and location
  • Four weeks of annual leave a year plus an additional three days off over the Christmas / New Year period
  • Thirty days of personal leave a year (pro-rata) available to use immediately upon commencement
  • Superannuation contribution of 11.5%
  • Access to Long Service Leave after five years of continuous service
  • Eighteen weeks paid parental leave for parents (regardless of who is the birth parent) after 12 months of service
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities tailored to your individual career goals
  • Regular team and whole organisation retreats so we can plan, learn and grow together
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program and wellbeing support

People are at the heart of everything we do to protect our planet. To achieve the bold change we seek, we must represent the richness of diversity within our communities so that all of us who care about nature can step up and lead.

ACF is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants. We actively encourage First Nations people, people from CALD backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, people with disability and others who have diverse experiences of our world to apply for this opportunity.

Apply now!

Applications are accepted through our website by clicking 'Apply Now', and should include a cover letter introducing yourself and a resume outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the role, addressed to Christine Anderson, Director of Fundraising.

First round interviews will be held between the 13th and 22nd of December 2023.

Want to have a chat before you click send? You can contact Christine Anderson at 0458 628 133 with any questions you might have. If you would like to discuss the recruitment process and alternative ways to participate that meet your needs, please contact our People & Culture Specialist, Kaz Kershaw, on 0422 657 242.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for this job.

As part of ACF’s recruitment process, a criminal background check will be conducted.

We request no agency contact please.

A position description is attached.

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