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Relationship Development Manager

Tearfund Australia |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: VIC
Sub location(s): Blackburn

Are you seeking a Relationship Management role that uses your business development skills for good?

You could be Tearfund’s new Relationship Development Manager

  • An opportunity to work with one of Australia’s most-loved international development agencies to dismantle the cycle of poverty in some of the world’s hardest places.
  • Use your superb people skills and love of networking to build and manage a portfolio of supporters, through highly tailored relationships and communications that lead to increased philanthropic revenue and greater impact of Tearfund’s work.
  • You’ll have a deep personal commitment to a more just and compassionate world, along with the ability to communicate this in a compelling and personable way using excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

 

About Tearfund:

Tearfund is a Christian development, relief and advocacy organisation responding to global poverty and injustice. We work in partnership with local Christian agencies to end poverty, challenge inequality and build sustainable communities. We go where the need is greatest, acting with courage to tackle injustice so that all may experience fullness of life.

To work at Tearfund is to live out your vocation; a space where your faith, passion for justice and skills intersect. Tearfund offers you the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need it the most. As part of the Tearfund team, you are part of a movement which works toward a just and compassionate world in which all people can achieve their God-given potential. 

 

About the role:

As someone with a strong Christian faith, who is passionate about walking alongside people to help them live out their faith in practical and tangible ways, you will be tasked with growing the philanthropic revenue and increasing the impact of Tearfund’s work.

You will play a frontline role in developing and nurturing relationships with supporters. You will oversee our engagement strategy with existing and prospective mid-level donors and our Gift in Wills (GIW) program. The role spans strategy, goal setting, research and cultivation, prospecting, supporter nurture, relationship management and performance measurement within a Christian discipleship framework. You will be energised by striving to meet income, acquisition, conversion and retention targets to resource our partners working in some of the world’s hardest places. A significant amount of your time will be donor facing in and around Melbourne, meeting with current and prospective supporters face-to-face and making phone calls.

This full time/part time (4/5 days per week) role will play a critical part in Tearfund’s’ fundraising strategy and offers you the flexibility to choose your time commitment.

Tearfund offers a friendly and flexible work environment, generous salary packaging benefits, and the challenge to grow and explore in your faith and justice journey. 

Position Location:   Blackburn, Melbourne in Tearfund’s National office. Currently Tearfund adopts a hybrid working approach.  

What you’ll need:

  • A deep personal commitment to a more just and compassionate world, along with the ability to communicate this in a compelling and personable way using excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • The ability to build and manage a portfolio of supporters, through highly tailored relationships and communications.
  • High levels of emotional intelligence along with motivation, resilience, and enthusiasm.
  • The ability to contribute strategic insights and take an evidence-based approach to grow financial support. This will require experience analysing and interpreting data. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across teams to strengthen existing fundraising campaigns, to attract and retain donors.
  • Experience acquiring and retaining donors in a not-for-profit environment, or customers in a commercial equivalent.
  • Experience engaging the Christian community in Australia. 
  • Demonstrated ability to meet financial KPIs and deliver financial results.

For the full Position Description please refer to the listing on our careers page here

How to apply:

To apply, send us your CV to [email protected] 

In a short cover letter, tell us:

  • Why Tearfund? How do your values align with ours?
  • How your relationship management experience meets the role selection criteria in the Job ad and position description. 

Recruitment timeline: This advertising period has an initial closing date of Mon 15th January. Short-listing and interviews may commence prior to the closure of this role, so please do not delay submitting your application.

Enquiries: Please contact Janelle on Ph: 03 9264 7000 

Tearfund Australia’s recruitment and selection procedures and checks reflect our commitment to the well-being and protection of children and vulnerable adults. Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, such as a National Police Check and/or a Working With Children Check. COVIDSafe office requirements also apply. You also need to have the right to work in Australia and the ability to speak English well.

We seek to be a diverse workplace, in which people of many cultural and linguistic backgrounds, genders, ages and abilities work together and are equally appreciated and respected. People with disabilities and neuro diverse abilities, are encouraged to apply for Tearfund roles and can receive assistance with aspects of the recruitment process, by contacting our People and Culture Partner, Stephanie via [email protected] or on 03 9264 7000.

Tearfund Australia collects and retains the information you provide us through your application for use in connection with recruitment activities. We manage information provided to us in line with Australian Privacy Principles. Our Privacy policy contains further information on how we deal with your personal information and how to contact us if you have queries about this.

 

Closing Date: Jan 15, 2024

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