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Major Gifts Development Lead

Vision Australia
  • Major Gifts Development Lead - Permanent Full Time
  • Kooyong Location
  • Attractive Total Remuneration Package + Salary Packaging

Do you want to make a difference and become a part of a team that supports a future where people who are blind or have low vision can live an independent life they choose?

If so, then this might be the perfect role for you!

About us

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or who have low vision to achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

About who we support

Vision Australia provides services to more than 25,500 people clients from 35 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

About the role

  • Build relationships with new and warm HNW prospects with the focus on developing your portfolio to consider new six and seven figure opportunities
  • Identify donors, clients, volunteers or stakeholders who may be interested in making a major gift
  • Based on your “discovery” meeting with donors and subsequent cultivation with them, strategically determine the most appropriate services and/or products for each proposal that you submit
  • Work closely with VA Board Members, CEO and other senior personnel to help gather the project information required and to present funding opportunities to the donors

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Three years minimum experience in presenting funding opportunities to philanthropic donors (and/or working with senior leaders to make the ask) at the six and/or seven figure major gift level
  • Tertiary qualification in fundraising, marketing or sales or equivalent industry experience
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and delivering successful donor relationship outcomes with highly committed key supporters in the major gift context
  • Thorough understanding of fundraising and major gift solicitation, together with highly developed personalised and remote stewardship principles

Benefits of working at Vision Australia

  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Exciting career paths
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities

To apply

If this sounds like a great fit for you then please complete our online application process.


Vision Australia is committed to do all that is reasonable to ensure the safety, welfare and wellbeing of clients (including children); their families; the community; staff and volunteers; and any other person entering Vision Australia’s workplace. Police checks, state working with children checks, NDIS Worker Screening checks and Professional Registrations form part of Vision Australia’s probity screening standards ensuring that quality services are provided in a safe environment.

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to www.visionaustralia.org/careers.

We highly encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.

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