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Relationship Manager - Victoria

World Vision

The Opportunity to truly change the world

This is an exciting opportunity to join the fundraising team at Australia’s largest not-profit organisation and bring sustainable and lasting change to the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. You will connect with individuals with the heart and means to make major gifts and to spread and scale World Vision’s work to transform the lives of vulnerable children and their families.

You will be responsible for achieving financial and non-financial targets, building a pipeline of high-net-worth donor opportunities and delivering high quality and authentic stewardship of supporters. Managing your own portfolio, you will be responsible for all stages of the major gift solicitation.

Benefits of working with World Vision

  • The ability to facilitate co-created projects and offer the highest level of impact for donors, with Australia’s largest International Development charity
  • Development opportunities and direct access to the CEO, Board, and senior management for donor meetings and high-level engagement with Australia’s top philanthropists
  • The ability to change the global climate through a transformational campaign to regenerate 1 billion hectares of degraded land, whilst bringing hope and livelihood to communities across the world
  • Opportunities to visit the field and be connected to the impact of your work
  • Access to high quality resources from the field, with strong support from marketing, prospect research, etc.
  • Flexible work arrangements as part of a fun and supportive team of local and national Philanthropy professionals
  • Salary packaging, free on-site parking and an onsite café for our employees

Your main duties and responsibilities:

  • Expand WVA’s presence and reputation within the philanthropic communities in Melbourne
  • Actively engage World Vision donors and prospects to offer opportunities and offerings to achieve impact through their philanthropic support
  • Develop and implement an engagement strategy for each supporter using moves management methodologies, including a communications plan that meets both their needs and those of World Vision
  • Manage the supporter’s partnership journey to increase engagement in the work of World Vision, through a variety of activities including events, field trips, etc.
  • Effectively communicate the needs of major donors to key internal stake holders and teams

Who we’re looking for 

We are looking for someone who knows Melbourne and Victoria well, has existing networks and is highly motivated with a positive attitude to raise funds for the world’s most vulnerable children.

You will have:

  • At least 2 years of experience in major donor fundraising, with demonstrated success in engaging with high-net-worth individuals for fundraising in not-for-profit organisations
  • Experience and expertise in developing relationships with major donors, and crafting, implementing major donor strategies and communication plans
  • Proven track record of generating significant gifts and achieving income targets
  • Strong working experience within the not for profit / for purpose sector
  • Deep understanding of best practice relationship-based fundraising
  • Proficiency with donor / customer databases for analysis and reporting
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional structure
  • Proven track record of achieving and exceeding targets
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Marketing, or related field is desirable

Working for World Vision means you are making the world better 

It’s not every day that a job comes along that lets you change the world. Working for World Vision means looking forward to turning up at work because you know you’re about to do something meaningful. It means working with 35,000 staff and 3.3 million supporters in 100 countries who will stop at nothing to help children live better lives. Join a team that is bold and courageous, and where job satisfaction goes beyond financial reward. 

The selection process 

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

We embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe for children. Our stringent recruitment procedures make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo all required pre-employment checks which is inclusive of a criminal record check. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support, and training in their work with vulnerable children and their families.  World Vision Australia participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Process within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. 

Who we are

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Australians to create meaningful change for children through relief, development and advocacy work.

For more information on World Vision and the work we do, please visit our website:

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