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Philanthropy Manager - Beyond Blue

Gembridge Australia
  • Lead strategic fundraising growth nationally
  • Build impactful major gifts, bequests and T&F programs
  • Meaningful role promoting good mental health
  • Competitive remuneration, benefits & flexible work options

Beyond Blue’s vision is for all people in Australia to achieve their best possible mental health. Their mission is to promote good mental health and make it easier for people to access supports earlier. They create change to protect everyone's mental health and improve the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by anxiety, depression and suicide.

As a key leader of the Fundraising and Philanthropy Unit, the Philanthropy Manager will contribute to the implementation of the new Fundraising and Development Strategy 2023-28, and play an active role working with the Executive team, Beyond Blue Board Directors and key influencers to attract new donors.

Reporting to the Head of Fundraising and Philanthropy, and leading a small team of five, the Philanthropy Manager is responsible for the development and operational delivery of Beyond Blue’s major gifts program, including HNW Individuals, Philanthropic Trusts & Foundations and Gifts in Wills, plus a newly integrated mid-level donor program.

You will lead acquisition, engagement and cultivation strategies to build and sustain ongoing pipelines and relationships to connect donors with Beyond Blue and inspire them to give generously towards impactful major projects and appeals.

You will lead the development, implementation and evaluation of robust strategies for attracting and managing philanthropic relationships, plus personally manage a portfolio of major donors, including prospect research, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement and stewardship of philanthropic donors and prospects to maximise giving and retention levels. It will be important to inspire, motivate, mentor and lead the Philanthropy team to ensure high performance and champion the Culture of Philanthropy in the organisation.

About you:

  • Alignment to Beyond Blues values - Collaboration, Respect, Enthusiasm, Excellence, Innovation and Integrity
  • A motivated, committed, resilient and results-driven fundraising leader with proven success working with major donors
    and securing high value philanthropic gifts
  • People leadership experience with the ability to mentor, coach and lead a high-performing and accountable team
  • Practical understanding of moves management, donor motivations and knowledge of the philanthropic landscape
  • Sound communication, story-telling, stakeholder management, public speaking/presentation and influencing skills
  • Commercial acumen, problem-solving ability, and project management skills
  • Tech savvy with proficiency across various IT systems and applications, plus understanding of CRM (ideally SalesForce)
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, CFRE, membership of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and an understanding of the
    mental health sector are highly regarded.

By joining the Beyond Blue team you’ll be involved in meaningful work and collaborating with one of the leading mental health organisations in Australia. Beyond Blue offers an agile working environment, opportunities to support and learn from one another, build capabilities, celebrate successes along the way and generous not-for-profit salary packaging options, an employee assistance program and wellbeing initiatives.

APPLY NOW if you are a strategic and innovative fundraising leader with major gifts expertise to drive significant and sustainable growth, plus the desire to positively impact mental health in Australia.

Gembridge is proud to partner with Beyond Blue.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Dawn Patrick, Michelle Varcoe or Jenni D’Orival on 03 8375 9661 or [email protected], using the subject line: Philanthropy Manager - Beyond Blue enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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