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Prospect Research Officer (Global)

Fred Hollows Foundation |
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Location: NSW
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• Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness
• Full time, 2 year fixed term role (strong possibility of extension) based in Sydney or Melbourne
• Flexible work from home arrangements available, we have no mandated days in the office.

The Foundation is an international development organisation working to prevent blindness and restore sight. We continue to carry on the legacy of Professor Fred Hollows, who believed every person has the right to quality eye care, no matter where they live. The Foundation has grown to work in more than 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East,the Pacific, and here in Australia. The Foundation has restored sight to more than 3 million people worldwide. We have an ambitious five-year strategic plan that aims to take us even closer to realising our vision of a world in which no person is needlessly blind or vision impaired and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to sight and good health.

The Foundation is also proud to announce that we were awarded the Employer of Choice Award (Public Sector and NFP) at the 2022 Australian HR Awards.

You will be an experienced and passionate researcher preferably in philanthropy and reputational due diligence. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to build and foster strong relationships. You must be adaptable, possess excellent organisational and time-management skills, and be able to work effectively as part of a team. You will possess a collaborative mindset as well as the ability to work independently. Finally, you will have a strong desire to work for The Fred Hollows Foundation, with a clear alignment to our vision and guiding principles.

The Prospect Research Officer (Global) is responsible for providing strategic data-driven insights, analysis and reporting to support philanthropic objectives for The Foundation. The Prospect Research Officer is a new role and supports the team by conducting high-level research on individuals, corporations, trusts, and foundations using a wide variety of biographical, organisational and financial sources to identify prospects and assist our global acquisition and stewardship program. This role will work closely with the entire Philanthropy & Government Relations team to achieve its growth objectives.

• Plan and execute strategies to identify potential partners and donors whose interests may align with The Foundation’s sight-saving work.
• Conduct research on individuals, corporations and foundation prospects through analysis of their financial capacity, affinity and linkage to The Foundation and prepare in-depth profiles.
• Analyse the donor database to proactively identify prospects to increase the pipeline.
• Provide media monitoring by analysing industry, business, and financial news aligned to fundraising, The Foundation and/or eye health care priorities.
• Build strong relationships with fundraisers and relationship managers to link data and research to prospect approaches.
• Research and prepare biographies and related briefing materials for senior staff and volunteers to support relationship building, stewardship activities and prospect identification.
• Manage prospect research related documentation, and provide data enrichment ensuring that information is maintained, updated and accessible through all Foundation files, and the CRM database.
• Other responsibilities as determined by your manager.

• Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a prospect research role with a non-profit organisation, or advanced training in prospect research for philanthropic support.
• Knowledge of development, the donor lifecycle and engagement activities.
• Excellent research and communication skills with a strong attention to detail.
• Commitment to providing a high-quality service.
• Ability to assess information rapidly and rigorously from a variety of sources.
• Demonstrated ability to handle matters of discretion, highly sensitive and confidential material and possess a high degree of integrity.
• Knowledge of current affairs.
• Desire to build positive working relationships.
• Experience using MS Office Suite

How we recognise your contribution
Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered. Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, we have a range of programs in place to support you. Including:
• Generous salary packaging – we provide access to not-for-profit salary packaging options, which will increase your take home pay, we also offer 17.5% annual leave loading.
• Flexible work environment – we focus on output, not hours and enable you to prioritise your health and wellbeing.
• Generous leave allowances – we offer Paid parental leave; 5 days bonus leave every year; an annual Foundation-wide “Me Day”; and time off for culturally significant/ceremonial leave
• Ongoing commitment to your continuous learning and career development – through tailored leadership and professional development programs, access to Linkedin Learning and focused development conversations.

To find out more about our benefits click here

Please apply directly via the “Apply” Button. Should you have any questions regarding the opportunity please reach out to Hanna Hadaya, Global Talent Acquisition Lead at [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Kindly note that CVs will not be considered through this email address.

Please apply as soon as possible, as we will be contacting successful candidates prior to the advert closing.

Closing Date: Sunday the 9th of April 2023

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this position.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children and community partners in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment. The Foundation is also committed to protecting the health of our beneficiaries, donors and partners and require incumbents of this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (except where medical conditions may make vaccination harmful to their health).

Please note: We will not be accepting CV’s via agencies for this role.

Closing Date: Apr 9, 2023