Organisation Name Heart Foundation
Location Melbourne
Date Posted March 1, 2018
Job Type Full-time
Close Date There is no formal close date, please apply as soon as possible.
Job Number 33643
Residency You must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this role.


Join the fight against heart disease, the single biggest killer of Australians


  • As part of a new national strategy, collaborate and lead fundraising in Victoria
  • Raise the Heart Foundation's philanthropic profile and establish a major gifts program
  • Manage a high performing, diverse fundraising team raising + $10 million


The Organisation

The Heart Foundation is Australia's leading heart health charity, dedicated to fighting the single biggest killer of Australians – heart disease. Our sights are set on preventing heart disease and improving the heart health of all Australians through our work in prevention, support and research.

This is an exciting time to join the Heart Foundation as we work together to achieve a new national strategic plan, One Heart Strategy 2018-2020, and establish ourselves as a leader in fundraising practices.


The Role

As a member of the Victorian leadership team the primary focus of the role is to collaborate on a national level regarding fundraising best practice, lead a high performing Victorian fundraising team and build the philanthropic profile of the Heart Foundation.

You will provide strong leadership and mentoring to a team who are working across regular giving, trusts and foundation, community, corporates, major donors and bequests. You will be responsible for driving team performance, managing budgets and reporting on the progress of the fundraising program.

Personally you will also be responsible for engaging with the philanthropic community and delivering a major gifts program.You will work closely with the CEO and facilitate asks or make asks from high net worth individuals.


Skills Required

This role would be suited to an experienced fundraiser who has worked in a national or global organisation and who has had responsibility for leading a fundraising program and managing a high performing team.

You will be highly collaborative and understand how to work within a national strategy. Whilst having generalist fundraising skills you will primarily be a relationship fundraiser and will, preferably, be well connected into the world of Victorian philanthropy. You will be an excellent people manager, able to further develop the skills of experienced industry fundraisers.

This role has budgetary responsibilities and requires strong financial management and reporting skills.


This is a permanent role based in Melbourne, Australia. Visa sponsorship is available for the right candidate.


If you would like to become part of the Victorian team fighting Australia’s biggest killer then please call Emma Adams  on 03 8319 4090 or please click apply, submitting a cover letter responding to the skills required and a resume in MS Word format quoting reference #33643. This role has an immediate start, so please do not delay in submitting your application.

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