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Engagement Lead, Philanthropy Unit - Fundraising Division

Cancer Council NSW
  • 12mth Mat Leave Cover - Leadership role of team of 5
  • Looking for a seasoned NFP leader to mentor and guide a small team to execute and implement a strategy that will continue our success in these challenging fundraising times

Our organisation

Celebrating over 60 years, Cancer Council NSW is a community funded, community focused not for profit. Cancer Council NSW (CCNSW) is the largest cancer charity in NSW and its point of difference is that it works across all stages of the cancer journey from research right through to support.

Joining our Marketing and Fundraising Division, a team of approximately 80, the Philanthropy Unit plays a vital role in ensuring the future viability and growth of CCNSW by broadening and strengthening our fundraising base through the development of strong and lasting relationships with our major donors, corporate partnerships, trusts and foundations, aligned to our brand.

The Role

Our philanthropy unit has been strategically designed into 2 pillars, summarised externally as Business Development and Account Management teams.

In this 12mth maternity leave cover, we are looking for a motivating leader, with an innovative approach, to lead the “Account Management” pillar, the Engagement Team, as the Engagement Lead.

Reporting to the Philanthropy Unit Manager, you will have responsibility for strengthening and sustaining the relationships of existing philanthropic donors by deepening their engagement through strategic, creative, innovative and inspiring events and activities that bring them closer to the cause.

What’s involved?

Philanthropy is a core priority of the growth plan for the next 5 years. This role is responsible for implementing and executing the engagement strategy and leading the engagement team to deliver the plan to retain our most high value and significant donors.

Key priorities will be:

  • Providing leadership and mentoring to a small team, with varying levels of expertise, in a time for great change and challenges in the sector
  • Execute the Engagement Strategy with an agile approach, tweaking priorities as needed in response to impacts of COVID19
  • Assess all existing partnerships and ensure account plans are in place for all – understand any partnership/relationships that are up for renewal and make a plan to reengage
  • Review team priorities in line with Engagement Strategy

Key things we are looking for:

Your fundraising experience within the NFP sector will be valued and appreciated - You will also bring experience in:

  • Managing high value relationships
  • Managing dynamic teams
  • Exceptional Influencing ability and negotiation skills
  • Event Management skills, along with the above, will be looked on favourably
  • Developing high quality engagement events and strategies to deepen relationships
  • A target driven environment with a passion for achieving growth targets
  • Highly professional and articulate, with a genuine passion for the organisation
  • Proven ability to engage high value executive and board members and donor/client style relationships in a strategic and planned manner
  • Sound project and budget management skills

CCNSW Diversity and Inclusion statement

Cancer Council NSW is an inclusive place to volunteer and work. We embrace diversity, celebrate our differences, and inspire each person to be their authentic self at work. As we strive to represent the communities we serve, we welcome and actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other diverse groups.As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, please get in touch with us at careers@nswcc.org.au using the subject line: Engagement Lead, Philanthropy Unit - Fundraising Division enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Don’t miss out! Apply online by visiting our website directly, copying the following link www.cancercouncil.com.au/jobs then click on the role title and submit your cover letter and resume!

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to call Bridget on (02) 9334 1436.

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