NGO Recruitment’s NFP Hiring insights and salary snapshot 2022

Philanthropy Manager

Organisation Name The Front Project (TFP)
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2023-03-09
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1031616
  • Encourage widespread systemic change to unlock children's potential
  • Senior role working closely with the CEO and a high profile Board
  • Suited to a philanthropy professional with a passion for social change


The Organisation
The Front Project (TFP) is an independent, national enterprise addressing disadvantage and improving outcomes for children and society by realising the benefits of quality early childhood education. Funded by high profile philanthropic foundations, TFP works collaboratively to improve early education access, experiences and outcomes for children and families across Australia.

TFP believes improving the early childhood education system will address disadvantage and give all children the opportunity to thrive; building a smarter and more successful Australia. 

Benefits & Culture
  • Progressive team leadership, working model and creative colleagues
  • Hybrid WFH model / shared office environment on Collins Street
  • Professional development opportunities and high staff engagement levels
  • A board and CEO committed to philanthropy and fundraising
  • Two-year contract with probable extension
The Role
Reporting to the CEO, the Philanthropy Manager will provide strategic leadership across all major fundraising and philanthropic streams. The role’s focus is to build on an engaged and active philanthropic community, whilst developing new philanthropic and corporate relationships, grant submissions and increased engagement with the sector.

Through your experience and passion for social change you will develop a philanthropic culture internally and provide strategic advice in relation to the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors.
Specifically you will:
  • Create and implement a fundraising and philanthropy strategy
  • Develop relationships that engage and inspire donors to give on a long term basis
  • Develop key messages and craft philanthropic specific content
  • Ensure effective budgeting and reporting on financial and KPI progress

Skills Required

To be successful in this position you will enjoy developing relationships and working to targets independently. Your experience will come from a similar fundraising or philanthropic position within a non-profit, corporate or grant making foundation, where you have a track record of raising significant income.
You will be personally mature and able to lead your portfolio with confidence. As a sophisticated communicator you can engage high-level stakeholders and deliver a superb experience to clients/donors.

An awareness or the ability to develop an understanding of, early childhood development and early childhood teaching is high desirable.
If you want to be part of a movement that is dedicated to systemic change in the early childhood sector, please phone Anna Skeels on 03 8080 8978 or forward your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above.

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.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. The Front Project and NGO Recruitment welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

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