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Melbourne VIC 3000

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MAJOR GIFTS MANAGER - Surf Life Saving Foundation
Ref: RM2002385

      

Location: Brisbane based
Employment Type: Full-time
Closing Date:

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

  • Newly created role with impact
  • Create & implement strategy
  • Join a proud, passionate & enthusiastic team

 

Surf Life Saving exists to save lives, create great Australians and build better communities. As one of Australia's most respected organisations and world leader in lifesaving, coastal public safety, rescue and education services we embody and inspire a truly positive and uniquely Australian attitude, because every member, every club, the entire movement embraces and promotes a can do attitude to lifeThe Surf Life Saving Foundation (SLSF) is the national fundraising body for Surf Life Saving in Australia.

Reporting to the Fundraising Strategy Manager, this newly created senior role  is charged with developing and executing a major gifts strategy as part of a coordinated and consistent national program. Based in Brisbane, you will be a key liaison across the national framework - consulting and collaborating closely with stakeholders including SLSF and SLSA executive teams, SLS State entities and leaders. 

Additionally, you will personally manage a portfolio of new and existing prospects & donors; responsible for their identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship - moving them through the donor development cycle.

This critical role demands a professional with strong business development acumen and demonstrated success in relationship-oriented fundraising (or high value B2C services), plus a track record in achieving financial targets and income growth.

 

The ability to communicate, influence and engage high-level stakeholders towards a rewarding philanthropic path will be highly valued.

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About the organisation

Baptcare Affordable Housing Ltd (BAH) is a subsidiary company of Baptcare, the welfare and aged care agency of the Baptist Union of Victoria.   BAH operates as a Not-For-Profit Housing Provider, registered by the Registrar of Housing Agencies under the Housing Act 1983.

The key objectives of BAH include a commitment to:

·         Providing and/or managing well-maintained affordable housing.

·         Facilitating tenancy management which supports vulnerable tenants and allows households to have a say in the way their housing is managed.

·         Co-operating in place management strategies that build community.

·         Partnering with Baptcare and other agencies to ensure tenants’ needs are adequately met.

 

BAH currently has a strategy to provide and/or manage up to 500 properties by the year 2020.

About the Board

·         Current Board size:               Currently 5 Directors.  2 vacancies

·         Board Meeting location:     Camberwell

About the vacancy

·         This is a voluntary position with expenses reimbursed.

·         BAH seeks to appoint two independent non-executive Directors.

·         The role requires attending approximately 7 board meetings per year, during the evening. In addition it may be necessary to take part in monthly conference calls and/or occasional weekend workshops.

As a skills-based Board and in line with current specific requirements, candidates with skills in at least one of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

·         Experience in the Community Housing or Social/Affordable-Housing Sector

·         Marketing and/or PR Advertising

·         Finance

·         Property Development

Personal values and competencies

·         Mission: a person whose values are aligned to the vision, mission and objectives of Baptcare.

·         Integrity: fulfilling a director’s duties and responsibilities, acting ethically, having appropriate independence, putting the organisation’s interests before personal interests;

·         Collaborative: a director must be able to function as an effective team member but also must have the curiosity to ask questions and the courage to persist in robust discussion with management and fellow board members where necessary;

·         Interpersonal skills: as well as self-awareness and self-management.  A director must work well in a group, listen well, and be tactful yet able to communicate a candid viewpoint;

·         Commercial astuteness: demonstrate good business instinct and acumen and be able to assimilate and synthesise complex information;

·         An active contributor with genuine interest in the organisation and its business.

 

Educational requirements

ESSENTIAL - Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field with significant industry experience

DESIRABLE - Successful completion of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

Other attributes 

Active involvement in a local church community and an understanding of Baptist values and faith.