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Development Manager

Equality Australia - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


About the role

  • Supporting LGBTIQ+ communities and achieving positive change
  • Partner with inspiring donors to raise significant philanthropic funds
  • Sydney or Melbourne candidates considered. Circa $120k plus super

The Organisation

Equality Australia (EA) is a national LGBTIQ+ organisation, built from the successful ‘Yes’ marriage equality campaign, with the support of the Human Rights Law Centre. EA creates positive legal and social change to ensure LGBTIQ+ people are treated with dignity and respect.

EA works to ensure equality and to alleviate the discrimination and disadvantage LGBTIQ+ communities experience on a daily basis. EA work’s in partnership with affected communities and allies to achieve a fair and inclusive Australia for LGBTIQ+ people, their families and communities.

EA knows their team is most effective when it reflects the diversity of the communities they work with and encourages applicants from LGBTIQ+ communities, particularly transgender, non-binary and intersex people, and from a diverse range of ethnicities, language groups, abilities, religious backgrounds and experiences.

The Role
As development manager you’ll work with a small dynamic team to build a sustainable and impactful organisation. With the support of the board and CEO you will execute the endorsed fundraising strategy to secure multi-year philanthropic investment supplemented by corporate sponsorship and in-kind support. Your responsibilities will also include;

  • Oversee the stewardship of existing donors, facilitating touch points
  • Identify and cultivate donor prospects and deliver intimate donor events
  • Develop, launch and manage a bequest program
  • Execute online campaigns leveraging existing donor commitments

Skills Required

In your career you have been responsible for the delivering of financial targets with a commitment to high standards of ethical and professional conduct. Ideally that experience has been developed within fundraising, philanthropy, university development, sponsorship, education, training or a values driven commercial career.

You have an evidence-based approach and future-oriented perspective in developing plans and programs combined with the ability to work independently. You also have the following;

  • The ability to think creatively and analytically to solve problems and leverage opportunities
  • A commitment to diversity and an ability to understand the challenges of discrimination and trauma

If even a couple of these criteria speak to you, you could be the perfect person for the job. Formal education and qualifications matter less to us than excellence, experience, initiative, a positive attitude and drive.
If building the power, voices and influence of LGBTIQ+ people is something you are passionate about, please submit a CV and cover letter addressing the skills required section above. Alternatively, please call Lisa Morell on 02 8243 0570 for a confidential discussion.