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Fundraising Manager - Events and Partnerships

Organisation Name Women's Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ)
Location Brisbane
Date Posted 2020-07-27
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 542062
  • Make a difference in the lives of women in Qld experiencing domestic violence
  • Nurture long term relationships and deliver signature events
  • Suits senior fundraising candidates with a leadership and events background


The Organisation
Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ) is a not for profit, specialist community legal centre providing free legal and social support services to women in the areas of family law, domestic violence, child protection, financial abuse and some areas of sexual assault. The service is committed to the creation of a society in which every woman is safe from violence, heard and respected, and receives a fair and just outcome from legal and social welfare systems.
WLSQ’s fundraising team plays a key role in supporting, funding and extending WLSQ programs by delivering highly successful signature events, and through grants, trusts, donations, community fundraisers, financial and in kind corporate partnerships.

Benefits & Culture
  • An established portfolio of successful events
  • Competitive salary with generous salary packaging
  • Additional paid leave over Christmas and New Year
  • Passionate, professional and highly dedicated team
  • Respectful, values driven environment

The Role
This is a hands on leadership role, reporting to the CEO. You will manage the organisation’s fundraising and partnerships activities and deliver high profile events including the Dancing CEOs gala, River to Rooftop, the Designer Rummage and the Legal Profession Breakfast.
Specifically you will:
  • Lead and mentor a small and highly committed team to grow fundraising income
  • Plan, and deliver with a profit, signature large and complex galas and events
  • Develop and manage partner and supporter relationships, including community fundraisers
  • Identify and write philanthropic grants
  • Implement fundraising, marketing, communications and social media strategies
  • Manage internal events including the AGM, Parliamentary visits and project launches

Skills Required
You’re a self-driven relationship fundraising professional with a track record successfully delivering high profile, gala and community events to grow fundraising revenue.  You bring a highly professional and relationship centred approach, ability to engage with a range of audiences within community, corporate and government sectors, and an eye for detail and accuracy.
You can also demonstrate:
  • Experience leading teams to success, with an inspirational and collaborative style
  • Highly developed and hands on event management skills
  • Excellent written skills including achievements in grant applications and funding submissions
  • High level interpersonal skills and ability to develop and nurture personalised relationships
  • Familiarity with online fundraising and ticketing platforms
  • Ability to represent WLSQ with commitment to the organisation’s mission and values
 Please Note:  WLSQ has an exemption under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that allows for the employment of women only within the organisation.

If you want to use your fundraising experience to contribute to the growth and success of an organisation working towards a society in which women are safe from violence, please submit your resume together with a cover letter responding to the skills required section above.  Alternatively, please call Louise Furlong on  07 5530 8066 for a confidential discussion.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.