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Fundraising, Grants and Corporate Partnerships Manager

Organisation Name mecwacare
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2023-09-06
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1122243
  • Purpose driven role making a difference in the lives of vulnerable Victorians
  • Opportunity to shape fundraising strategy and drive growth
  • Hours negotiable (F/T or P/T options) - Malvern location


The Organisation

mecwacare is a values-based, not-for-profit, care-driven organisation that provides residential aged care services, community and in-home nursing, retirement living, care and support services for the elderly and those with a disability across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Irrespective of financial, religious, cultural or lifestyle background mecwacare cares for more than 20,000 people weekly through a highly integrated service network operated by more than 2500 employees and more than 500 volunteers. The staff are culturally and linguistically diverse, representing 89 nationalities and speaking 100 languages.

Benefits & Culture 
  • Attractive salary package, including NFP packaging benefits
  • Be part of a growing organisation with a collaborative mindset
  • Close to public transport routes

The Role

Reporting into the GM ‑ Marketing, Communications and Fundraising, this newly created position will be responsible to develop, implement, evaluate and proactively manage a new and refreshed strategic fundraising plan. Working collaboratively with the marketing and communications team and in consult with key executives, you will manage a range of fundraising activities including grants, corporate partnerships, individual giving, bequests, major donor and fundraising campaigns. Specifically, you will; 
  • Build effective and ongoing relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage the grant process, creating compelling submissions in consult with inhouse writer
  • Drive donor acquisitions and reactivate campaigns for consumer and corporate sectors
  • Promote the knowledge of bequest programs across the organisation
  • Attend and assist in the organisation of fundraising events
  • Drive results to meet set revenue targets
  • Source and manage high net worth individual giving donors and corporate sponsors

Skills Required

This role is suited to a hands-on fundraising professional, offering demonstrated ability in creating and implementing various end to end fundraising programs within complex and dynamic organisations.  As a natural leader you have the ability to engage with senior stakeholders and inspire your colleagues. You have excellent all-round communication skills with a creative and innovative thinking style along with acumen across one or more of the following: sales prospecting, revenue generation, analysis, financial management and relationship management. The successful candidate will have a genuine desire to make a difference and align with mecwacares values of Caring, Accountability, Respect and Ethics.  Ideally you offer relevant tertiary qualifications in business, marketing or related field and are competent on Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics.

If you have a genuine desire to support vulnerable Victorians and have alignment to the mecwacare values, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing the skills required above. Alternatively, call NGO Recruitment on 03 8080 8978 or apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above and why you are the best fit for the role. Alternatively contact Gemma Schade on 03 8080 8978 to discuss your interest.

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.