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Philanthropy Manager

Ability Centre AD

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Job Posted: 04/10/2017

Job Category:

Volunteer, Community & Charity / Fundraising

Job description:

Marketing and Fundraising – Coolbinia

Full Time

Immediate start with a 3-year tenure (With the possibility of extension or permanency)

Attractive Salary(plus the ability to Salary Package)


About the role        

A dynamic role for a motivated, skilled leader overseeing philanthropic and fundraising activities to attract and retain loyal and engaged donors while increasing awareness of Ability Centre in the community.

This role represents a fantastic opportunity to share your passion and commitment and to influence others to contribute to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities. We have a new and dynamic Fundraising Strategy and look to appointing a great person to bring it to life!

Motivated to represent the organisation, its services, staff and customers through engaging, dynamic campaigns which attract and retain donors, you are a self-starter with an attention to detail and exceptional strengths in communication. You will be flexible in your thinking and easily adapt to different environments and personalities, seamlessly transitioning from corporate presentations one day to hosting events for donor engagement the next.

Strong project management skills and excellent agency management will be very important together with a strategic fundraising approach. Highly motivated and driven by best outcomes you are passionate about bringing the team along for the ride, inspiring others through highly engaged internal and external relationships.

Skills and experience required

  • Minimum 5 years fundraising experience within an organisation with a broad fundraising portfolio, implementing varied fundraising methods including direct marketing and relationship development.

  • A commitment to continuous improvement and track record of challenging the status quo to deliver great customer experiences for donors.

  • Strong project management skills and an analytical approach.

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications would be highly regarded.

About Ability Centre

Ability Centre is a large and most comprehensive provider of disability services in Western Australia supporting thousands of children and adults to realise their abilities everyday! We provide all service types to all age groups and have been in existence for more than 65 years. Ability Center employs almost 1000 staff, has annual revenues of >$65M and has service outlets across metropolitan and regional Western Australia. We have wisdom but we also think differently and are an exciting organisation to be associated with.

To find out more about the amazing work we do visit our website

Who to contact about the position

Megan Crust General Manager Brand, Marketing and Communications on 9443 0230. (NOT to be contacted regarding the application process).

Who to contact about the application process

Julie McLean-Phillips, Human Resource Officer on 9443 0202.

Application Instructions

To apply click here to upload to Seek:

  • Your cover letter in which you address the essential criteria and responsibilities of the advertised position listed in the Success Profile (2 to 3 pages only); and

  • Your current resume with at least 2 work related referees one of whom must be either a current or recent manager. 


    Applications close Wednesday 18 October 2017 at 4pm

    ‘We reserve the right to extend or withdraw this advertisement prior to the closing date’


    ‘Ability Centre is an equal opportunity employer that fosters diversity in the workplace’


    Reference No: AC00051