Fundraising and Philanthropy Lead

Join our team and use your excellent networking and partnership skills to identify and develop fundraising and philanthropic opportunities that align and support organisational strategic objectives.

  • Initial 12 month contract
  • Part-time (3 days) 
  • Box Hill location
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging, leave loading and additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year

About the role

As part of the Partnerships and Community Development team, the Fundraising and Philanthropy Lead will:

  • Lead the development, implementation and co-ordination of an organisational Fundraising Strategy
  • Establish and co-ordinate systems and processes relating to workplace giving, individual giving, bequests and general donations
  • Build and maintain strategic and mutually beneficial relationships with new and existing partners, funders, donors and key stakeholders

About you

You will have experience working in fundraising and philanthropy with or within the not-for-profit, community and/or legal sectors. You will be a passionate person, with the capacity to think and act strategically and exercise a high level of judgement.

You will be confident in the development and implementation of fundraising systems and platforms and be able to effectively manage tasks and deadlines while maintaining a high degree of self-awareness, resilience and professionalism.

Specifically, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • Five or more years relevant experience across multiple fundraising and philanthropy streams
  • Excellent donor relation skills. Including demonstrated ability to proactively acknowledge and engage donors and respond to donor queries
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and liaise successfully with a diverse range of stakeholders in the community and government sectors at a senior level

For more information: Application Pack – Fundraising and Philanthropy Lead

Applications may be made by forwarding a cover letter, CV and responses to the key selection criteria (within the application pack) to Donna Askew, Director – Partnerships and Community Development at employment@eclc.org.au.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Donna on (03) 9957 2417.

Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

Eastern Community Legal Centre welcomes candidates with experience of disability, and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions.

Eastern Community Legal Centre has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all employees, contractors and volunteers.

Eastern Community Legal Centre is committed to supporting those within the workplace who are experiencing family violence and to create a workplace in which family violence has no place.

Eastern Community Legal Centre welcomes applications from current volunteers of the Centre. It is the position of Eastern Community Legal Centre however, that a person cannot be engaged as both a paid employee and a volunteer of the Centre. Please note that if successful in the recruitment process, any current volunteer would be unable to continue in their volunteering role for the duration of their engagement.

Eastern Community Legal Centre reserves the right not to make an appointment in a position.

ECLC employees are expected to comply with the ECLC Code of Conduct.

All terms and conditions of employment are contained in the ECLC Enterprise Agreement 2013-2016.


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