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Philanthropy Specialist (Permanent Part Time)

St John Ambulance Australia (Victoria) - Mount Waverley, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


About the role

  • Room to grow and develop with a collaborative and engaging team.
  • Bring your fundraising skills and talents to a dynamic team. Make an impact!
  • Permanent Part Time position - Mount Waverley location.

About Us

A trusted and reassuring presence in the Victorian community for more than 138 years, St John Ambulance Victoria is a for purpose organisation and driving force in the community, working for the Service of Humanity. We look to the future as a vibrant and strong organisation which exists to help those in our community who are in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.

Our desire is to serve the community further, deliver the best care possible and be a place where people are inspired to volunteer and work. We support our charitable work through a strong and diversified commercial operation, operating as a certified Social Enterprise.

About the Opportunity

Our St John Fundraising team is growing in 2021 and seeking to welcome a new team member in this exciting opportunity of permanent part-time (3.5 days per week). Reporting to the Fundraising Manager, this valuable role will be responsible for identifying funding opportunities across government, corporate, philanthropic and partnerships sectors and coordinating responses and monitoring outcomes. By leveraging existing networks and developing relationships with new funds you will ensure funding opportunities align to our strategic plans and ensure the growth of St John. As a key member of the Fundraising Team, this role is responsible for achieving annual grant funding targets and for growing revenue from these sources year on year.

About You

To be successful in this position you will have knowledge and sufficient accumulated experience to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for raising funds from philanthropic, corporate and government grants. You will be able to research, submit outstanding applications and produce high quality impact reports for funding received.

Note: Experience in Grants, Major Donor, Bequest Fundraising and/or key Account Management is highly desirable.

Essential Skills and Attributes (Selection Criteria):

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar grant-seeking and/or research role.
  • Successful track record of achieving targets and growing grant funding.
  • Experience writing philanthropic grant applications.
  • Experience in proactively marketing and promoting services and identifying new opportunities and developing supporter relationships.
  • Experience in engaging directly and personally with high value donors and supporters.
  • Passion for research, analytics and insights.
  • Superior time management, organisational and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • Proven ability to lead, plan and execute projects.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related field i.e., Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, or Communications, Business, or Commerce.
  • Willingness to undertake a current Police check and Working with Children Check.

Employee Benefits

St John supports an inclusive approach in both the workplace and community where you can pursue and achieve your goals to the fullest potential through ‘Our Safe Place’. St John offers a great culture and amazing staff benefits including career growth opportunities, training and development opportunities, tax free salary packaging options, discount cards, health and wellbeing offerings, complimentary breakfast and fresh fruit, fabulous coffee machines, team building activities, additional leave days and staff excellence awards. We also have an engaging and active social club!

How to Apply

Please apply with your updated resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria. Your cover letter statement should include how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities would enable you to achieve the key accountabilities and succeed in the position.

If you experience any difficulties applying online, please contact our People and Culture Recruitment Team by email careers@stjohnvic.com.au.

Our commitment to Diversity

St John is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable work environment for all our people. We encourage an environment where people feel respected, safe and valued for who they are and the contribution they make to the organisation and the community. We welcome and encourage applications from people across our diverse community, especially from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) applicants.

Our commitment to Child Safety

As an organisation that regularly works with children, we at St John believe that all children have the right to be emotionally and physically safe at all times, and to be treated with dignity and respect, free from emotional, psychological and physical danger, abuse and neglect. St John is committed to identifying, mitigating and managing risk to children through a preventative and risk management approach.

Mount Waverley, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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