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Board Member, Professional Fundraiser (voluntary) - Location Negotiable

Threatened Species Conservancy

The Threatened Species Conservancy is a not-for-profit organisation run by highly skilled scientists and communications professionals who share a mission to save Australia’s flora and fauna from extinction. We are the only not-for-profit organisation in Australia solely dedicated to taking a National approach to the recovery of threatened species. We work across both public and private land and with a diverse range of stakeholders including state and local governments, zoos, herbaria, scientists, the broader community and the not-for-profit sector.

Role Description

The Threatened Species Conservancy is seeking a qualified and experienced professional Fundraiser to join our vibrant Board. The suitable candidate will have a background in professional philanthropy and/or fundraising.

TSC is a non-partisan and equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a diverse board and workforce. People with disability and / or people from any culture, gender, sexuality identity and age are encouraged to apply.

Roles and Responsibilities

All Board members are required to promote the Threatened Species Conservancy across their professional networks and help us build stronger partnerships with prospective donors.

Key responsibilities may include:

  • sourcing and securing corporate, philanthropic and government funding;
  • building and managing positive and enduring relationships with the philanthropic community;
  • fostering the development of long term strategies around fundraising and brand;
  • monitoring performance against key strategic performance indicators on strategy and plans; and
  • investigating the feasibility of electronic donation portals and manage implementation if suitable.

Board members are expected to share the core values of the Threatened Species Conservancy which are:

Ethical: we value evidence-based decision making, honesty and integrity.
Compassionate: our organisation is a safe, respectful and flexible workplace that supports personal growth.
Diverse: we are inclusive and encourage equity and the strength found in diversity.

Organisational Overview

Annual Organisational Budget: $100,000-$1,300,000
Number of Paid Staff: 1 – 2
Number of Volunteers: 20
Current Board Size: 7
Board Meetings (frequency): monthly
Board Meetings Held: During Day (negotiable)
Board Meetings (Mode): Online
Time Commitment: 7 hours per month (minimum)
Payment: Nil – honorary role but appropriate expenses will be covered.

The Threatened Species Conservancy acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging as well as all First Nations communities.

For more information, please contact Anna Murphy on 0423 485 124.

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