Organisation Name Mary MacKillop International
Location Sydney
Date Posted March 29, 2018
Job Type Full-time
Close Date There is no formal close date, please apply as soon as possible.
Job Number 34219
Residency You must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this role.


  • Help to support poor and marginalised communities in Peru, PNG, Fiji and Timor-Leste
  • Build relationships to inspire new donors and supporters in the name of Mary Mackillop  
  • Would suit candidates looking for a values based business development environment

The Organisation

Mary MacKillop International (MMI) is an ACFID accredited overseas community development organisation of the Sisters of St Joseph. Through self- determination MMI transforms lives via providing access to education and the learning of practical life skills within disadvantaged communities across the world.

Just as Mary MacKillop did over a century ago MMI helps the poorest of the poor regardless of their faith, ethnicity or gender. MMI directly implements programs through their office in Timor-Leste as well as through partnerships in Peru, PNG and Fiji. MMI is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas they work around the world.

Due to an up-coming organisational restructure, three charities under the umbrella of the Sisters of St Joseph are merging into one entity, intensifying the impact of each charitable organisation.

Working to their values of Faith, Courage, Accountability, Respectfulness and Excellence, the new entity will provide a broader range of services such as scholarships to Indigenous Australians and the provision of low and no interest loans across rural Australia.

Benefits and Culture

  • Values driven, fast paced environment in a newly merged charitable entity
  • Located in North Sydney, close to public transport
  • Flexible working hours available


The Role
This newly created role will build long term relationships with current and prospective donors working towards achieving fundraising goals. The role will also include developing and implementing a gifts in wills program, along with the preparation of related collateral and relevant communications.

Responsibilities include;

  • Manage prospects via the CRM, from identification through to stewardship
  • Plan annual budgets and monitor performance in relation to targets
  • Determine the appropriate approach for individual prospects
  • Prepare written donor correspondence and cases for support

Skills Required

You will be adept at developing and maintaining either philanthropic or commercial relationships with stakeholders and motivated potential donors or clients. You have a track record in harnessing support and exceptional presentation and communication skills, along with the ability to think strategically, negotiating the best outcomes.

Your experience will also include;

  • Developing relationships and identifying opportunities from previous engagement activity
  • Effective monitoring of prospects, including acknowledgement, recognition and retention
  • Managing successful income raising strategies
  • Work to targets and implement new strategies for the sustainability of the organisation
  • Ability to work within and contribute to the mission and values of MMI


If you would like to use your relationship building skills to positively impact this ACFID accredited aid and development organisation, please contact Debbie Jardine or Richard Green on 02 8243 0570. To apply, please submit a cover letter responding to the skills required above and resume in MS Word format, quoting reference #34219.

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