NGO Recruitment’s NFP Hiring insights and salary snapshot 2022

Fundraising Director

Organisation Name Seed
Location Australia
Date Posted 2023-03-13
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1043941
  • Create an impact with Australia's first Indigenous youth climate network
  • Provide vision and direction for the fundraising team
  • Flexible location (ideally Melbourne) | $110 - 135K package | 2-year ongoing


The Organisation

Seed is Australia's first Indigenous Youth Climate Network, building a movement led by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to protect country, culture and communities from the causes and impacts of climate change. 

Seed provide platforms for Indigenous young people to build their skills, confidence and networks to lead action on climate justice campaigns in their communities. Since launching in 2014, Seed has rapidly grown to be a powerful, national grassroots network of volunteers across the country. They elevate the voices of First Nations people to lead solutions to the climate crisis and to create change.

The Benefits
  • Be part of a highly dynamic national senior leadership team
  • Respectful, values driven, culturally sensitive environment
  • Flexible working arrangements, including remote work from home options
  • Generous leave provisions (annual, family, cultural, end of year shutdown, TOIL)
  • Annual professional development and wellbeing allowances and Employee Assistance Program
The Role

Reporting to the COO, you will be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of a long-term fundraising strategy and empowering your team to achieve targets and budgets.

You will:
  • Manage the regular giving, major donor and bequests programs
  • Track, evaluate and report on campaign financial and non-financial outcomes
  • Build and manage relationships with donors and prospects including direct solicitation
  • Ensure sound donor journey and pathway strategies are implemented
  • Produce and deliver compelling communications using a range of channels and technologies
Skills Required

You will have experience growing fundraising income through the stewardship of key relationships, combined with leadership skills. Ideally you will come from a movement building or campaigning organisation within climate, environmental, human rights, social justice, or a similar values-driven social change organisation.

Additionally, you will have:
  • A solid understanding of relationship, major donor and regular giving fundraising
  • The ability to create compelling proposals and a persuasive case for support
  • Built rapport with internal and external stakeholders across complex environments
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities
  • Led a small team of staff or volunteers to achieve goals and increase revenue
  • Proficiency in budget forecasting and monitoring
  • Ability to travel throughout Australia
Formal education and qualifications matter less than experience, excellence, initiative and drive. If a couple of these criteria speak to you, you could be who we’re looking for and we’d love for you to send us a resume and cover letter telling us about yourself. Please apply by clicking the link, sending an email to or contact Kelly Gentle on 02 8243 0570 with any specific questions

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. We 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.