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Reference Number 20940
Position Title Senior Major Gifts Fundraiser/Team Leader
Employment Type Temporary Full Time
Hours Per Week 38.00
  • Vision Australia is growing: Full Time Opportunity in Kooyong
  • Raise the bar in Major Gifts
  • Over 384,000 Australians live with blindness or low vision

Vision Australia - incorporating Seeing Eye Dogs - is the largest national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We help members of the community who are blind or have low vision, to live the lives they choose.

As part of its ongoing strategic plan, the Philanthropy Team has developed a sophisticated, evolutionary and ambitious approach to Major Gifts Fundraising - which includes methodically growing its team.

Reporting to the Philanthropy Manager, you will develop and manage a portfolio of major gift prospects, build a strong pipeline and play a key and integral part in the Major Gifts program achieving its ambitious 5-year plan.

Leading, mentoring and supporting a team of up to seven Major Gift Fundraisers in:

  • Their professional and personal development
  • Implementing all aspects of their - and your - role, as outlined below
  • Developing and managing a portfolio of your own donors/potential donors, according to KPI’s defined by the National Head of Philanthropy in your performance plan

Vision Australia has a superb career opportunity for an energetic, positive and highly motivated self-starter – a person with demonstrated success in relationship-based fundraising with a genuine ambition and determination to reach and exceed agreed-upon targets, and who:

  • Enjoys making the ASK - and setting aspirational goals for themselves & others
  • Embraces change - demonstrating an openness to creative & innovative thinking

Essential Job Competencies

  • At least five years in Major Gift Fundraising, with a minimum of three years in leading a team of at least three Major Gift Fundraisers
  • A deep knowledge of and experience with fundraising principles including LIA, Gift Search, Wealth Scan, and Moves Management principles and applications
  • A proven track record in reaching (and exceeding) annual fund-raising targets and developing and maintaining positive and effective long-lasting relationships with donors and other key internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated success in personally securing six and seven figure donations over the past three years
  • A proven ability to inspire, motivate, develop trust, mentor and coach individuals and teams, leading them to success and ensuring retention
  • Experience in building and maintaining comprehensive and diverse networks
  • Ability to work closely with team members, cross functional teams and key internal and external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the Australian philanthropic environment
  • Ability to analyse, plan and implement strategic processes/programs

We’re always on the lookout for optimistic, driven, ambitious, high-performing and value-based people who can fully align with our vision and share our values to be Person Centred, Accountable, Collaborative, Commercially Focused and Agile.

Do you want to become a part of a team that supports a future where our clients have the opportunity like never before to live the life they choose? Please select the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process.

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Candidates should address the essential job competencies as outlined in the position description and should also consider and be able to demonstrate Vision Australia’s organisational values which are central to the organisation’s culture. Applications should be uploaded as a word file. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

As part of Vision Australia’s commitment to being an inclusive employer and embedding a culture where staff, volunteers and clients can be themselves and feel safe, and to protecting the best interests and safety of children and vulnerable people, successful applicants will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to .We encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.

 If you are an experienced Major Gifts Fundraiser with experience in leading teams, with big aspirations and the qualities mentioned above, this could be the career opportunity for you! Please apply below or contact our National Recruitment Lead, Melissa Stewart on 0429042359 or for more information.

Vision Australia: supporting people who are blind or have low vision to live the life they choose.

Contact Person Melissa Stewart
Contact Number 0429042359
Closing Date 16/01/2019
Position Description
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