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Philanthropy Specialist - Individual Donor Focus

Organisation Name Amnesty International
Location Australia wide
Date Posted 2022-06-23
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 822989
  • Work for an independent global movement campaigning for human rights
  • Inspire donors and philanthropists to fund national and global initiatives
  • Flexible working arrangements, including working from home


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.

Benefits and Culture
  • Flexible hours (work between 8 am to 8 pm)
  • Flexible working arrangements, including working from home
  • Commitment to professional development, training, and learning
  • Competitive remuneration with guaranteed pay increases
  • 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Program
The Role
In this role, you will be responsible for your own portfolio of individual donors who have already supported Amnesty International as well as engaging with new prospective donors.
To support the Australian and global movement you will;
  • Nurture relationships with donors cultivation, stewardship and solicitation strategies to inspire them to give generously
  • Support the planning, development and implementation of annual and long-term strategies, including budget and income targets
  • Identify prospects, conduct research, and develop fundraising products and materials
  • Approach prospects using ethical business development and fundraising strategies
  • Work with your international colleagues on global best practice and skill sharing

Skills Required
You have previous experience inspiring, donors, philanthropists or high-net-worth customers, and have success at securing high value donations, sales or sponsorships. You will have an excellent understanding of ethical engagement and appeals strategies.
Your skills and experience will also include;
  • Understanding of relationship based fundraising, development, sponsorship or sales
  • Robust multi-tasking, planning, and creativity skills with an ability to work under pressure
  • Displaying an entrepreneurial approach to major donor strategies and achieving success
  • High level emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication and negotiation skills
  • Build and update compelling cases and proposals and support
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to understand databases

If leveraging your relationship skills to engage with high value donors to support the protection human rights motivates you, submit an expression of interest including a cover letter responding to the skills required above quoting reference #822989. Alternatively, to discuss, please contact Kelly Gentle 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.