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Major Gifts Manager

Organisation Name Barnardos Australia
Location Sydney
Date Posted 2023-06-19
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1086816
  • Help create a better future for vulnerable & disadvantaged Australian children
  • Raise philanthropic support & positively impact the transformation of services
  • Full-time | Work from home flexibility | Ultimo office


The Role

Reporting to the Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships, the Major Gifts Manager will focus on implementing innovative plans to cultivate, nurture, steward and inspire donors to drive growth in higher-value gifts to support Barnardos’ vital programs.

Additionally, you will:
  • Support the planning, development, and implementation of the Major Gifts strategic plan and annual budget
  • Hold meaningful interactions with donors through personalised and face to face activities
  • Support internal advocacy and other initiatives to grow major gift opportunities and philanthropic culture
  • Monitor and report on performance, new funding initiatives, and fundraising activities
  • Achieve major gifts revenue target, with expectation for year on year growth across fundraising

Benefits and Culture

  • Flexible hours (work between 8 am to 6 pm)
  • Flexible working arrangements, work from home two days a week
  • Commitment to professional development, training, and learning
Skills Required

You have previous experience motivating donors, philanthropists, and high-net-worth individuals, and have success at securing high value strategic partnerships. Your skills and experience will also include:
  • Understanding of relationship-based fundraising, development, sponsorship, or sales
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to garner support from a variety of stakeholders 
  • Strong understanding of prospect research and social impact measurements
  • Ability to produce impactful proposals and donor communication
  • Growth mindset, with advanced strategic thinking
  • Proficiency in budget forecasting and monitoring

The Organisation

Barnardos Australia is here because every child needs a champion. They listen, act and advocate for the safety of children at risk of abuse and neglect, providing family support programs and services that empower children to reach their full potential.
When it comes to protecting vulnerable children from abuse, Barnardos is dedicated to the prevention of trauma in children, and support families to be the best parents they can be. They help children to recover and thrive through an extensive range of Safety and Prevention programs, and when needed find safe homes for them through foster care and open adoption.
If leveraging your relationship skills to engage with high value donors to support vulnerable and disadvantaged Australian children of children motivates you, submit a cover letter responding to the skills required and your CV. 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.

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.