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Philanthropy Manager

WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service)

ABOUT US

WIRES mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.

WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for more than 35 years and is the largest wildlife rescue organisation in Australia. WIRES has over 3,000 volunteers in 28 NSW branches involved in the rescue and care of wildlife, and we have a dedicated Rescue Office that operates 24/7, 365 days a year assisting the community to help native animals in distress.

WIRES receive around 170,000 calls annually, and in the last financial year WIRES provided rescue advice and assistance for over 100,000 native animals.

In response to the tragic toll of the catastrophic fires, extreme weather and drought on wildlife, WIRES is actively pursuing significant opportunities to help wildlife more broadly across Australia, including partnering on projects to improve long-term outcomes for native animals.

About the role

The Philanthropy Manager is the lead role in our Fundraising Team. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who can think strategically and who can develop and implement the organisation’s Fundraising Strategy. This role requires a person who is passionate about animal welfare and improving outcomes for animals.

You will need to be flexible, hands on and able to work collaboratively.

You will be responsible for the planning, development and delivery of a long-term fundraising strategy and able to lead a team to achieve their goals.

This is a 12 month contract with the potential for extension.

Specifically you will be responsible for:

  • Managing and growing a successful fundraising strategy and developing a program to implement
  • Producing and delivering communications using a range of channels and technologies
  • Building and maintaining relationships with donors

You will have a proven track record in growing income and relationships combined with demonstrated leadership skills.

Additionally you will have:

  • Minimum 5 years fundraising management experience across multiple programs
  • The ability to create compelling proposals and a positive donor experience
  • Success in supporting a team to achieve goals and increase revenue
  • Exceptional interpersonal, team building, stakeholder management and leadership skills
  • Skilled at budget forecasting, monitoring and reporting

A position description is attached.

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