Organisation Name Opportunity International Australia
Location Sydney or Melbourne, Australia
Date Posted April 30, 2018
Job Type Full-time
Close Date There is no formal close date, please apply as soon as possible.
Job Number 33960
Residency You must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this role.


  • Turn your success into significance
  • Raise vital funds to help change the face of poverty  
  • Embrace a dynamic portfolio of major donors, trusts and foundations
  • Join a highly respected international development NFP



About the Organisation

Opportunity International Australia gives the most marginalised families in developing countries the tools to break the cycle of poverty themselves. Opportunity provides small loans to families to build businesses, earn regular incomes, put food on the table and send their kids to school. We give parents school fee loans; school leaders school improvement loans, and families small loans to build toilets and access clean water. We have health education programs in India and Indonesia, a domestic violence counselling service in India and we provide digital services to families in their local dialect on low-cost mobile phones.


The Role

In this role, you’ll be a pivotal member of our world-class fundraising team. You’ll nurture relationships with individual donors, grant managers and trustees of trusts and foundations, and inspire them to give generously to help families lift themselves out of poverty. You’ll motivate individuals to leave a legacy by leaving a gift to Opportunity in their Will, you’ll give awesome presentations and organise life-changing events.

You’ll be living in Sydney or Melbourne and travelling to regional areas of NSW or Victoria/Tasmania. Sometimes you’ll travel overseas to see for yourself how your passion and drive are helping families live lives free from poverty.  You’ll report to the conductor of our finely tuned orchestra – our Major Gifts Director.

Benefits and Culture

  • You’ll be part of a stellar fundraising team driven to change the face of poverty
  • Salary packaging
  • Flexible working hours
  • Attractive remuneration commensurate with skills and experience
  • Convenient office in Sydney CBD or Box Hill in Melbourne.


Skills Required

You’ll have BIG ideas and even BIGGER talent as a fundraiser and communicator. You’ll be super motivated to discover new potential donors and you’ll nurture mutually-beneficial relationships with them. You’ll be a guru when it comes to navigating your way around a CRM and you’ll remember to keep it up-to-date. Your confident, proactive, mature and professional approach, coupled with the ability to work in alignment with the values of the Christian ethos that motivates Opportunity, will be key to your outstanding success.

Opportunity is a child safe organisation. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a National Police Check and adhere to our Child Protection Policy.


If you're passionate about helping families live lives free from poverty, please click apply, submitting your cover letter and resume in MS Word format quoting reference #33960 for Sydney and #33642 for Melbourne. For more information, please contact Ruth Connelly in Sydney on 02 8243 0570. For Melbourne based candidates, please contact Emma Adams on 03 8319 4090.

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