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Prospect Research Officer

Save The Children

Our philanthropic partners create better lives for children! Join our Philanthropy team of four highly motivated people and take on the opportunity to further build support for our programs, widen our influence and make a real difference in the lives of children here at home and overseas. Using your proven expertise, you will research, analyse, and source high-value partners that seek to support our work. Together we will drive long-term philanthropic giving through your ability to collaboratively develop plans for engaging, cultivating, and retaining donors.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this full-time 12 month parental leave position, based in Carlton*, you will work on researching, analysing, and sourcing high-value philanthropic prospects to support our work in Australia and overseas. You'll be a critical member of our team which works with high net worth individuals as well as philanthropic trusts and foundations enabling us to maximise our impact for children. You will be part of our Philanthropy team and report to our Head of Philanthropy.

You will make an impact by:

  • Developing an annual prospect research plan to guide prospect research activities with funding priorities
  • Identifying prospective donor leads to grow the prospect pool in alignment with funding priorities
  • Guide regular portfolio review and donor strategy meetings to collaboratively develop action plans for engaging, cultivating, and soliciting new and existing donors
  • Responding to research requests (including due diligence) from relationship managers in line with service level agreements
  • Maintaining the procedures manual and contributing to the ongoing development and implementation of donor and prospect management policy and processes
  • Contributing to the global Save the Children philanthropy movement to monitor and evaluate current trends

Does this sound like you?

You have excellent self-awareness and a strong ability to quickly establish rapport with a variety of individuals. Within a fast-moving environment, your high levels of intellectual curiosity and persistence in intelligence gathering spurs you to develop creative solutions. With a heart for the world's children, you are a motivated team player with the drive and enthusiasm to succeed.

This role requires:

  • Demonstrated experience in a qualitative research role
  • Experience of implementing Prospect Management processes, including developing strategies and systems to manage prospects throughout the donor cycle
  • Highly developed communication skills, written and verbal, and the ability to present information clearly and effectively to a wide range of audiences
  • Discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive donor information
  • Excellent time and project management skills with strong computer skills including experience with a relational database

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Agile and friendly work environment including flexibility to work from home
  • Pet and child friendly work environment
  • Full salary packaging benefits

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

Position Description - Prospect Research Officer

*While COVID-19 social distancing restrictions are in place, this role works remotely (i.e., from home or an alternative location). Once the pandemic restrictions are lifted, the role will be based in our Head Office in Carlton, Victoria.

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check (where necessary), and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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