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Partnerships and Philanthropy Manager

Cancer Council Victoria
  • Deliver success to an ambitious new campaign for philanthropic giving in a leading Not-For-Profit
  • Cultivate and strengthen donor relationships maximising investment in a worthy cause
  • Full-time permanent position – St Kilda Road, Melbourne

About your environment

Since our establishment in 1936, Cancer Council Victoria has developed an international reputation for our innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people.

Within the Fundraising and Communication Division, the Philanthropic Partnerships Unit is responsible for delivering significant and sustainable income from major donors and charitable trusts and foundations. We do this through effective relationship management strategies with supporters and prospects, face to face meetings, proposal writing and grant submissions, stewardship and donor research intelligence.

About your opportunity

This newly developed role represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Partnerships and Philanthropy Manager to work strategically with Cancer Council’s most generous supporters and prospects. With a passion for philanthropy and genuine support of our vision, your efforts will ensure significant and long-term financial investment for Cancer Council’s priority programs.

Reporting to the Head of Philanthropic Partnerships, you will be responsible for:

  • Implementing strategies to deliver meaningful and financially successful relationships with a portfolio of major donors, charitable trusts and foundations
  • Matching the interests and priorities of major donors, trusts and foundations with the funding needs of Cancer Council’s programs and mission
  • Delivering sustainable income growth through genuine relationship management and sophisticated fundraising asks
  • Maximising the potential of existing and prospective supporters through dynamic, tailored and one-on-one personal engagement, targeted communications, visits and events
  • Managing growth of a major donor pipeline while ensuring the accuracy and sensitivity of reporting and record keeping.

This is the opportunity to position yourself as a key contributor to the successful growth of philanthropy for Cancer Council Victoria.

All about you

We are looking for someone who is results-driven, has a genuine interest in people and is not afraid to ‘make the ask’ to increase supporter engagement in Cancer Council Victoria’s mission.

Combined with the above, our ideal candidate will also possess:

  • A tertiary qualification in a related discipline and/or substantial relevant experience
  • Proven success securing major donations and fundraising bids in a not-for-profit setting, or transferable skills from a sales environment
  • Demonstrated interest in the philanthropic sector and an understanding of current fundraising trends, techniques and challenges
  • Diplomatic relationship management and communication skills, with the demonstrated ability to maintain productive and long-term engagements with high value supporters or customers
  • Proven success in managing budgets and achieving financial objectives.

What we can offer you

  • Full-time permanent position that provides a salary commensurate with the position level and experience plus superannuation, annual leave loading and the benefits of not-for-profit salary packaging (up to $18,550 of your salary tax-free) Click here.
  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by cancer
  • A flexible and supportive workplace, with excellent work-life balance and opportunities for career progression and development

To apply and for more info

To apply for this opportunity click Apply Now to visit our career website to download a Position Description and submit your full application (cover letter and resume). Ensure that your cover letter addresses the Key Selection Criteria detailed within the Position Description. For more information contact Eddie Skelic on 0409 333 290 or eddie.skelic@cancervic.org.au using the subject line: Partnerships and Philanthropy Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Cancer Council will only make contact with applicants that are shortlisted for interview. We are also unable to respond to recruitment agency enquiries.

If you feel you can make a positive contribution in this role, please apply as soon as possible. There is no closing date and the role will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

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