- Job posted on: 29th Nov 2023
- Applications close:
Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) was established in 1958 as Australia’s first paediatric research facility. In their 65th year, the Institute is one of the nation’s most highly regarded independent medical research centres. CMRI has built a strong international reputation based on research achievements in embryonic development and birth defects, cancer, neuroscience and gene therapy.
Their research programs are supported by state-of-the-art facilities and committed research and support staff. Originally established through a massive public awareness campaign in the 1950s, the achievements of the Institute have always been made possible by a loyal network of community supporters, highly engaged donors and the very successful Jeans for Genes® fundraising campaign.
A professional, committed team with a caring, fun culture; think pumpkin decorating competitions at Halloween and morning teas to celebrate birthdays and special events.
You will be close to the work, witnessing transformational medical research taking place in the laboratories on site. The CMRI team are diverse in age, background and skillset. In this position you will become a valued member of an 18-person fundraising team, directly contributing to the Major Gift Philanthropy unit of three people.
With an official affiliation with the University of Sydney, the CMRI team has the ability to connect with their Donor Relations and Proposal Writing teams, along with occasional access to professional training and other opportunities.
As the newly established Philanthropy Communications Officer, you will directly report to the Senior Associate Director of Development and provide crucial major donor stewardship and communications support, that will enable the two relationship leads to focus on generating six-figure-plus gifts.
This role isn’t a front facing fundraising role. The day-to-day functions will be a blend of impactful writing, translating scientific content into donor-friendly formats, and nurturing internal stakeholder relationships.
Your tasks will be divided with approximately 40% donor stewardship, 40% proposal writing, and 20% to various activities, including offering support for the ‘Honour Wall’ and donor events.
Please send an up-to-date resume and cover letter without delay, applications will be reviewed on regular basis. For a confidential discussion you can contact:
Beaumont People has been contracted by CMRI to recruit this role, please direct all enquiries to us. We offer a non-profit service specialising in delivering unparalleled permanent and temporary recruitment and consultancy solutions to the Not-for-profit sector on a Not-for-Profit basis.