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Philanthropy Manager

The Lost Dogs' Home

About us

The Lost Dogs’ Home is one of Victoria’s most iconic animal welfare organisations, caring for around 17,000 lost and abandoned cats and dogs each year. Join a newly established, high performing, dynamic team and demonstrate your expertise in securing philanthropic gifts and investments. If your passion is for animal welfare and you genuinely have a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of some of Victoria’s most vulnerable animals, we’d love to hear from you.

The Role

This is a great time to join The Lost Dogs’ Home following on the tail end of a period of restructure and rebuilding.

The Philanthropy Manager role is a relatively new one, but good groundwork has already been accomplished in identifying a significant pool of genuine major gift prospects within our loyal donor base.

The next stage is to design and implement an effective moves management strategy.

This will encompass internal and external stakeholder engagement in developing a strong philanthropy program proposition and working closely with our Individual Giving and Gifts in Wills Managers to effectively coordinate the relationship management of mid-level major gift prospects, some of whom will be Gifts in Wills supporters, outside of the moves-management plan.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Building on work already done in major giving to create a comprehensive philanthropy strategy
  • Moves management planning and execution
  • Liaison with internal stakeholders to create compelling cases for support
  • High level relationship management and prospecting with individuals and grant-making bodies
  • Event management, cultivation, and stewardship

To be successful in this role

You will be a high-achiever, a people-person, and used to delivering on a robust moves-management plans with exceptional relationship development skills. This will be evidenced by the number of significant gifts you have secured, and the outstanding experiences reported on by donors you have worked with.

Although experience in managing Trusts and Foundations within a philanthropic program is also desirable, grant writing is not a pre-requisite.

Additionally, you will have:

  • Demonstrated major gifts experience with proof of achieving challenging financial targets
  • Proven networking, negotiating and relationship building skills
  • An understanding of outcomes and impact measurement and its importance in the philanthropic space
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, a good listener

What you will get in return

  • The chance to add to your already impressive achievements in the philanthropic space
  • The support of management and team members in achieving KPIs
  • The chance to work in a collaborative and supportive environment
  • Genuine sense of purpose and satisfaction that you are making a difference

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply, ensuring you have submitted a copy of a cover letter and resume. If you would like to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Jill Gustave Marston on 03 9321 8795.

The successful applicant will be required to complete satisfactory background screening checks.

The Lost Dogs' Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

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