Organisation Name Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA)
Location Sydney
Date Posted February 21, 2018
Job Type Permanent
Job Number 34093
Residency You must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this role.


  • Peak body leading Australia’s $12.5bn fundraising sector
  • Would suit a senior leader from a fundraising or member driven industry association environment
  • Focus on membership, education, government relations, self-regulation and re-branding


The Organisation

The Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) is the national peak association representing professional fundraising in Australia a sector valued at $12.5b. FIA comprises 1200 sector specific member and organisations from a broad range of not-for-profits including much loved household name charities, universities, medical research institutes to cause driven organisations all with one thing in common - the need to fundraise from the community, philanthropy and the corporate sector.

As the voice of fundraising the FIA supports members in achieving best practice by advocating ethical practice and enabling members to achieve excellence through professional development and credentialing, and enhances the reputation of fundraising by leading debate on  public policy issues and engaging with sector leaders. FIA has developed a new Code as the professional fundraiser’s and organisation’s  guide to ethical, accountable and transparent fundraising. The Code is vital to how  fundraising is viewed by donors, government and the community.


The Role

The FIA has experienced substantial organisational change over the last six years resulting in a major shift in its effectiveness as a national peak. In this role you will be responsible for delivering FIA’s vision and outcomes  within the 2018 – 2020 strategic plan. Beyond the core activities of the institute the current strategic plan is designed to further position the FIA as being a public policy advocate, self-regulator and professional training provider supported by a stable, growing and highly satisfied membership with the annual conference continuing to be the sector  highlight.

The role will also focus on positioning industry self-regulation as a preference to further statutory regulation of the sector as well as member take-up and compliance with the Code and use of the FIA logo as the quality standard to enhance  public trust and confidence in charitable  fundraising.


Skills Required

The successful candidate will have senior management experience with a proven track record in organisational development ideally from within a membership driven organisation such as an industry association, fundraising body, technical institution or a larger not-for-profit.

Having worked at a senior level, building relationships with multiple stakeholders, industry, government, regulators and the media will be second nature to you as will be your staff and volunteer management skills. A track record in the strategic development and implementation of membership models and codes of conduct as well as having a sound appreciation and understanding of the importance of brand in the organisations you lead.

To read the article with current CEO, Rob Edwards and FIA Chair-elect, James Garland, click here.

If building a strong and resilient fundraising sector is your next career challenge please phone Richard Green on 02 8243 0570 or please click apply, submitting your cover letter, responding to the skills required above, and your CV quoting reference#34093.

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