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Philanthropy Executive, Major Donors - ChildFund Australia

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Join this international development charity's philanthropy team grow their Major Donor fundraising program.

  • Remote role, based in Melbourne
  • Full time, permanent role
  • A very exciting time of strategic growth in the organisation
  • Nurture & grow an engaged Major Gift Portfolio

The Organisation

ChildFund Australia is an independent international development organisation that works to reduce poverty for children in communities around the world. Through local partnerships they enable children and young people, in all their diversity, to assert and realise their rights.

ChildFund’s vision is a world without poverty where all children and young people can say: “I am safe. I am educated. I contribute. I have a future.” As part of a global network of 12 organisations, they assist nearly 23 million children and families in 70 countries around the world.

The head office and fundraising team are based in Surry Hills, Sydney so to be successful in this role you will need to be self-motivated, and very confident working and building internal relationships remotely. There will be regular travel to Sydney and regionally for donor meetings, as well as opportunities for your direct team to spend time with you in Melbourne.

The Role & Team - Philanthropy Executive, Major Donors

It’s an exciting time to join the Philanthropy Team at ChildFund Australia as they grow to 6 members. In this newly created role of Philanthropy Executive, Major Donors you will report to the Philanthropy Manager and work closely and collaboratively with a wider Fundraising Team of 20 people.

After a recent strategic review, there will be a stronger focus on philanthropy; major gifts, gifts in Wills (GIW), partnerships and institutional funding.

You will use your self-drive, energy and exceptional relationship skills to engage and further develop a large portfolio of high-value donors, possibly including some trusts, foundations, and corporates, with a focus on major donors. You will be a key contributor to ChildFund Australia meeting its ambitious public fundraising goals, in turn creating more impact in the lives of children.

With new philanthropy products and the flexibility to tailor and be creative with the offering to your donors, you can build truly personalised relationships.

In This Role You Will:

  • Prospect, qualify and build relationships with high-value donors
  • Manage the implementation of donor engagement and communication stewardship plans
  • Write compelling proposals that align program funding priorities with donor interests
  • Secure major gift donations confidently through face-to-face, phone and written engagement
  • Work with the Marketing team to develop effective strategies for engaging existing and potential donors
  • Ensure fundraising materials comply with relevant fundraising legislation and the Australian Privacy Principles
  • Assist the Philanthropy team with other initiatives to engage donors and increase Philanthropic income for ChildFund Australia

Your Skills & Attributes

  • Previous experience in a high-value new business development or relationship management role, fundraising experience highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated high-level interpersonal, communication & active listening skills
  • Experience writing compelling documents designed to inspire and persuade
  • Experience with high-value products or high-net-worth individuals is preferred
  • You are a collaborative, relationship-focused team player
  • Analytical, with a well-developed understanding of how to utilise data and CRMs (Salesforce highly regarded) to improve outcomes
  • You are responsive to change
  • Passionate about international development & children’s rights
  • An alignment to ChildFund Australia’s Values - Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, Change, Empowerment & Excellence

Although experience working within a Philanthropic environment is highly regarded, we are more focused on finding the right person to fit the team. If you can demonstrate that you have inspiring, proactive & personable communication skills in addition to demonstrated relevant experience then we are happy to talk about your future career in philanthropy.

How to Apply

If you are energetic, curious, and confident, and are recognised for going above and beyond for your key relationships to achieve positive results, then this could be the role for you!

Please submit an up-to-date resume through the "Apply Now" button. Applications will be reviewed daily, there is no closing date for this role. If you haven’t worked in a fundraising role previously, please also include a cover letter clearly outlining why you are looking to make this career move and your experience in developing financially high-value relationships.

For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact:

Rebecca Robinson on 02 5629 7213 or

Leish Thomasian 02 5629 7216

At Beaumont People we believe a diverse workplace is a happy workplace, and we love working with organisations that feel the same way. We encourage applications from people of all different backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from CALD backgrounds and people with disabilities. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital or parental status. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to be made for your application to be assessed we would be more than happy to discuss how that can be arranged.

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