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Philanthropy Specialist - Individual Donor Focus

Organisation Name Amnesty International
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2022-01-10
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 832862
  • Work for an independent global movement campaigning for human rights
  • Inspire donors & philanthropists to fund national & global initiatives
  • Suits candidates from NFP, university, high value sales & sponsorship


The Organisation

Amnesty International is an independent, global movement that campaigns courageously for human rights. Ordinary people from all walks of life, stand together for justice, freedom, human dignity and equality. The organisation passionately brings torturers to justice, changes oppressive laws and liberates imprisoned people.
Amnesty International is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion, to ensure they can speak out on human rights abuses wherever they occur. Every day moving closer to a world where all enjoy human rights, and there’s still more to be done. The Australian arm focuses on campaigns to improve Indigenous rights, protect and defend the rights of refugees and supports global campaigns.

The Role

In this role, you will be responsible for your own portfolio of individual donors who have already supported the work of Amnesty International as well as engaging new prospective donors. You will nurture relationships with donors implementing cultivation, stewardship and solicitation strategies to inspire them to give generously.
You will identify prospects, conduct research, develop fundraising materials and products and approach prospects using ethical business development and fundraising strategies. With the team you will plan, develop and implement annual, as well as long-term strategies, including determining budget and income targets, to support the Australian and global movement. You will also benefit from working with your international colleagues on global best practice and skill sharing.

Skills Required

You have a record of accomplishment inspiring donors, philanthropists or high-net-worth customers, and are able to demonstrate success in identifying, developing and securing high value donations or sales. You will have an excellent understanding of the donor solicitation process.
Your skills and experience will also include;
  • Significant understanding of relationship based fundraising, development, sponsorship or sales
  • Passionate about the values of empowerment, persistence, integrity and courage
  • Displaying an entrepreneurial approach to major donor strategies
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage and motivate those around you
  • Build and update compelling cases for support
If leveraging your fundraising expertise to protect human rights motivates you, submit an expression of interest including a cover letter responding to the skills required above and resume quoting reference #822989. Alternatively, to discuss, please contact Kelly Gentle or Richard Green on 02 8243 0570.
Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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