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Major Gifts Fundraiser

Vision Australia

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 09/07/2018

Job Category:

Volunteer, Community & Charity / Fundraising

Job description:

Major Gifts Fundraiser

  • Vision Australia is growing: Parramatta opportunity
  • Raise the bar in Major Gifts
  • Over 384,000 Australians live with blindness or low vision

Vision Australia - incorporating Seeing Eye Dogs - is the largest national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We help members of the community who are blind or have low vision, to live the lives they choose.

As part of its ongoing strategic plan, the Philanthropy Team has developed a sophisticated, evolutionary and ambitious approach to Major Gifts Fundraising - which includes methodically growing its team.

Reporting to the Philanthropy Manager, you will personally manage a portfolio of major gift prospects, building a strong pipeline and developing the major gift program.

Vision Australia has a superb career opportunity for an energetic, positive and highly motivated self-starter – a person with demonstrated success in relationship-based fundraising with a genuine ambition and determination to reach and exceed agreed-upon targets, and who:

  • Enjoys making the ASK - and setting aspirational goals for themselves & others
  • Embraces change - demonstrating an openness to creative & innovative thinking
The role is unique and rare - embracing real meaning and a sense of purpose that offers challenge, reward, personal growth and ongoing professional development. An abundance of high-net worth prospects and an energised, committed and enthusiastic Philanthropy Team and Fundraising Division is what distinguishes this opportunity from others and what defines Vision Australia as a true employer of choice.

Working as part of Vision Australia you will enjoy a values based organisation with benefits including:

  • Friendly values based working environments
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Exciting career paths
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements

We’re always on the lookout for energetic, motivated people who share our values to be Person Centred, Accountable, Collaborative, Commercially Focused and Agile.

Do you want to become a part of a team that supports a future where our clients have the opportunity like never before to live the life they choose? Please select the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process.

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Candidates should address the essential job competencies as outlined the position description and should also consider and be able to demonstrate Vision Australia’s organisational values which are central to the organisation’s culture. Applications should be uploaded as a word file. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

As part of Vision Australia’s commitment to being an inclusive employer and embedding a culture where staff, volunteers and clients can be themselves and feel safe, and to protecting the best interests and safety of children and vulnerable people, successful applicants will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to www.visionaustralia.org/careers .We encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.

 If you are an experienced Major Gifts Fundraiser, with big aspirations and the qualities mentioned above, this could be the career opportunity for you! Please apply below or contact our National Recruitment Lead, Melissa Stewart on 0293343297 or Melissa.Stewart@visionaustralia.org for more information.