Organisation Name Amnesty International
Location Sydney or Melbourne, Australia
Date Posted May 29, 2017
Job Type Full-time
Close Date There is no formal close date, please apply as soon as possible.
Job Number 33729


  • Work for an independent global movement that courageously campaigns for human rights
  • Lead the Philanthropy team, with a focus on developing the major donor fundraising strategy
  • Work with visionary leaders from the 2020 Council, committed to raising more than $20 million
  • Sydney or Melbourne based


The Organisation

Amnesty International is an independent, global movement that campaigns courageously for human rights for everyone.

We’re ordinary people from all walks of life, standing together for justice, freedom, human dignity and equality. We use our passion and commitment to bring torturers to justice, change oppressive laws and free people imprisoned just for voicing their opinion. We’re independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion to ensure we can speak out on human rights abuses wherever they occur.

Every day we move closer to a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

At the Australian arm of Amnesty International we are focused on campaigns to improve Indigenous rights, protect and defend the rights of refugees and supporting our priority global campaigns.

This role works alongside the 2020 Council, a forum that brings together leaders in business, philanthropy and the arts to increase visibility in Australia and raise funds to support Amnesty International’s life changing work. Due to the bold and ambitious 2020 vision, we are seeking a philanthropy leader who can work towards achieving life changing target via major donors and trusts in the coming years.


The Role

You will lead the philanthropy team and plan, develop and implement the long term major donor fundraising strategy. You will also be required to undertake interstate and regional travel.
Responsibilities include:

  • Devise and implement a strategy to secure and maintain major financial gifts from individuals and other entities
  • Build and maintain high level relationships, including those with the 2020 Council
  • Manage the work of the philanthropy team, including supervision, work plans and performance reviews
  • Design, implement and evaluate highest standards of event management for major donor events
  • Be an ambassador and spokesperson for Amnesty International in a range of forums
  • Work with the National Director and Head of External Affairs, the Board and other senior leadership team members to build strong relationships with major donors
  • Deliver on the vision to raise more than $20 million from major donors and trusts in the next few years


Skills Required

You have a proven track record of inspiring philanthropists and are able to demonstrate success in identifying, developing and securing high value donations.  You will have an excellent understanding of the major gift solicitation process. Your experience will also include;

  • Understanding the importance of relationship based fundraising
  • Displaying an entrepreneurial approach to major donor strategies
  • Ability to manage and motivate your own team
  • Build and update a compelling case for support
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and negotiation skills
  • Passionate about the values of empowerment, persistence, integrity and courage


If working to protect human rights motivates you, please click apply, submitting your resume and a cover letter responding to the skills required above in MS Word format, quoting reference #33729.  To discuss the opportunity, please contact Debbie Jardine or Richard Green on 02 8243 0570. 

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