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Fundraising Relationship Manager - Central Queensland / Wide Bay

The Salvation Army


We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Community Fundraising Relationship Manager working in Central Queensland and the Wide Bay regions, to join a dynamic and passionate Public Relations team responsible for optimising the organisations funding base to support the mission of The Salvation Army.

The role is responsible to build and nurture a high level of relationship management with existing major donors and building a pipeline of new supporters through community and corporate engagement.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Implementing a Community Fundraising plan that is in alignment with the National Community Engagement Strategic framework;
  • The development and implementation of a donor engagement portfolio of activities, including two annual appeals, community fundraising and donor acquisition, retention and uplift;
  • Achieving financial and non-financial targets including meetings, calls and events;
  • Developing an engagement strategy and account plan for each philanthropic donor;
  • Participating in events and activities as required to progress donor's partnership journey;
  • Representing the organisation at networking functions and industry forums.

To be successful in this role, you will be a motivated fundraiser, account manager or high performing sales individual with demonstrated experience in community engagement.

While not essential, tertiary qualifications in Business, Marketing or Public Relations, and relevant experience in Community or Not for Profit sectors would be favourable.

Key capabilities include:

  • Exceptional networking and relationship building ability;
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills:
  • Competent public speaker;
  • Proven experience in Fundraising;
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced and complex business environment;
  • Drive to achieve results, with a focus on over-achieving on budgets, KPI's and targets;
  • A professional attitude and strong team focus.

In return we offer our employees real and meaningful benefits such as;

  • NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits;
  • Flexible working conditions (including opportunity to work from home);
  • Paid parental leave;
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits;
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service;
  • Opportunity for career development;
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members;
  • Positively supporting and impacting the lives of others through your career contribution.
  • Vehicle, mobile and laptop provided for the purpose of conducting your role.

How to Apply

If you live in Central Queensland or the Wide Bay region and would like to work for one of Australia's leading not-for-profit organisations and have the satisfaction of knowing that your career contributes positively to the lives of thousands of Australians each year, please apply via the link and submit a current CV and a cover letter which details your alignment with the essential requirements of the role.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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