Organisation Name HeartKids Ltd
Location Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane, Australia
Date Posted September 23, 2017
Job Type Full-time
Close Date There is no formal close date, please apply as soon as possible.
Job Number 33841
Residency You must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this role.


  • Congenital / Childhood heart disease is the biggest killer of kids under one in Australia
  • Lead the fundraising strategy of a newly integrated national NFP
  • Candidates with a broad fundraising, development or philanthropic experience welcomed
  • Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane based


The Organisation

Every day eight Australian babies are born with heart defects, and every week, four will die as a result of childhood heart disease (CHD) while thousands upon thousands more live with the disease.

HeartKids Limited is a national charity that operates across all Australian states and territories to secure the future, and enhance quality of life for infants, children, young people and adults impacted by congenital / childhood heart disease. HeartKids is the only national charity supporting those living with the disease by;

  • Providing high quality information and support services
  • Driving world class research into the causes, treatment and management
  • Advocating for the needs of infants, children, young people and adults
  • Raising awareness of the impact of congenital / childhood heart disease

HeartKids is at an exciting juncture as it embarks on a journey that will continue to change the face of congenital and childhood heart disease treatment and support for generations to come. Income is currently derived from individual donations, philanthropic grants, community events and corporates and is looking to substantially grow and diversify income over the next five years.


The Role

As a member of the executive team reporting directly to the CEO the primary focus of the role is to create, deliver, drive and continuously evaluate a diverse range of best practise fundraising programs, supported by engaging marketing campaigns and community relationship activities.

Leading the national and state based fundraising teams you will be responsible for the tactical delivery of the current strategy including individual giving, trust and foundations, community, corporates and events. You will take the lead on identifying and developing new programs with a focus on regular giving, major donors and bequests raising significant financial support.


Skills Required

You have a track record in managing a similarly complex, growing fundraising operation. You have a deep understanding and an appreciation of best practice fundraising, including regular and individual giving, corporate and major donors and bequests. You are strategic with highly developed financial and team management skills honed in a national or global organisation.


If you would like to become part of a national team fighting Australia’s biggest killer then please call Emma Naglieri or Richard Green on 03 8319 4080 or please click apply, submitting a cover letter responding to the skills required and a resume in MS Word format, quoting reference #33841.

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