• Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness
• Full time or Part Time (4 days per week pro rata), Fixed Term 6-month contract based ideally in Melbourne (Other locations considered) (Flexible work from home arrangements available)
• Closing Date: Wednesday the 1st of February 2023
ABOUT THE FRED HOLLOWS FOUNDATION
The Foundation is an international development organisation working to prevent blindness and restore sight. This year marks The Foundation’s 30th anniversary of carrying on the legacy of Professor Fred Hollows, who believed every person had 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 and the Pacific, as well as 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 have excellent communications and stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to tailor your approach to the audience. You will have experience developing successful grants and be an experienced project manager. Further you will work well under pressure, and be able to hit deadlines with competing priorities.
The Strategic Projects Advisor (Fundraising) is accountable to acquire new funding by identifying key prospects aligned to organisational strategic projects across the Pacific and Social Impact Investment through grant writing, donor stewardship, writing bespoke proposals, establishing a donor circle and collaboration with key stakeholders.
• Achieving the key objectives and results for financial year 2023 around the key strategic projects: Pacific Resource Mobilisation and Social Impact Investment.
• Developing clear acquisition plans for raising targeted funding for major project areas for the Foundation focused on the Pacific and social impact investment.
• Collaborating with senior stakeholders (internal and external) to identify key prospects, acquisition of new networks, businesses, donor relationships to achieve the key project targets.
• Developing and coordinating campaigns, events, other donor engagement activities including a donor giving circle to generate revenue for the identified strategic projects.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED
• Experience in securing large philanthropic gifts from High-net-worth-individuals, trusts and foundations and corporates.
• Experience in working in social impact investment.
• Experience in grant writing, strategic project planning and executing key donor engagement. Including setting up and/or managing giving circles.
• Knowledge, understanding and experience working with financial intermediaries, wealth managers and investment advisors.
• Experience working closely with a variety of stakeholders to create and source income from prospect lists and other acquisition sources.
• Experience using MS Office Suite.
• Strong knowledge and experience of resource mobilisation to support the work in the Pacific.
• Experience of working in the NGO sector.
• Experience working with Major Donors, large Philanthropic organisations, Trusts, and Foundations, corporates, PAFs, PAuFs.
• Experience in all aspects of the donor journey.
• Working knowledge of Raisers Edge or similar CRMs.
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 our Talent Acquisition Specialist, at [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Kindly note that CVs will not be considered through this email address.
Closing Date: Wednesday the 1st of February 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.