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Senior Manager, Fundraising & Partnerships

The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)Exciting new opportunity to join a dynamic team!Full time position with salary of $95,000 - $104,999 excluding superannuationLocated in Melbourne or Sydney CBD (Virtual/Hybrid work arrangements will be considered)Application closing date 13 May 2021, 6pm AESTAbout the role This newly developed leadership position of Senior Manager, Fundraising & Partnerships, will focus on positioning the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) at the heart of Australia’s social purpose and philanthropic ecosystem, and drive a major groundswell of giving to youth-led action. Working closely with the Executive Director, Partnerships & Engagement you will build relationships with High Net Worth Individuals, Corporates and Foundations, establish FYA’s donor database, and conceptualise fundraising events and digital campaigns with a goal to raise $10 - $25 million for FYA in the next 3-5 years. Core responsibilitiesWork with the Executive Director, Partnerships & Engagement to develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy with a goal to raise more than $10 million from such sources over 3-5 years, with a stretch target of $25 million.Conduct research and write grant applications and proposals.Collaborate with other teams to take FYA’s programs and develop bespoke pitches.Build, maintain and track relationships and secure multi-year support working in close concert with Executive Director, Partnerships & Engagement. Support the design and implementation of strategic and sizable funding and donor relations events and digital campaigns that engage middle and major donors, including launching a new bequest program.  Work closely with the Communications Lead to conceptualise new thought leadership initiatives to influence the philanthropic space.Work closely with other staff to identify opportunities to convene and inspire donors and increase the overall quantum of funds going to youth-led actionMaintain a database and pipeline of up to date donors, prospects and actions for each.Train and mentor staff across the organisation in fundraising.Regularly evaluate fundraising campaigns and expenditure for ROI and communicate results.Please see attached position description for more details regarding responsibilities. About you It is expected that candidates for this role will have many, if not all of these experiences and skills:At least 5 years experience in a fundraising environment, with a preference given to candidates with experience across bequests, digital campaigns, events, grant writing, individual giving, major and middle donor management, and thought leadership initiatives. Experience in Australian or global philanthropy i.e. developing and implementing philanthropy strategies, identifying opportunities for funding, writing and submitting grant applications.Demonstrated success in mobilising funding opportunities.Strong relationships across the philanthropic sector, such as existing connections to  foundations, and corporate philanthropy, and an ability to build and maintain lasting relationships. Strategic thinking skills with well developed problem-solving abilities, with a high degree of self-motivation and initiative. Demonstrated commitment to social justice, especially to the gender, race, class, generational and other justice dimensions of philanthropy, and ability to critically engage with issues of power and privilege inherent in the space.Passion for social change demonstrated  through professional or voluntary involvement with non-profit causes.A flexible, adaptable and decisive approach, and an ability to manage a diverse workload. About the Foundation for Young AustraliansAt the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), our vision is that young people have the power to beat injustice and transform the future. In pursuit of this vision, our purpose is to back young people with the trust, resources, skills, and connections to make change.Our work is guided by a commitment to beating injustice. We strongly encourage applications with successful track records advocating for justice as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, people of colour, women, people with a disability, LGBTIQA+ communities and migrants to Australia. We acknowledge our sector has systematically excluded these communities and are committed to changing this. Click ‘apply now’ or head to the ‘work with us’ section of our website and follow the application process.Please include a detailed resume (no more than 3 pages) as well as a candidate statement (no more than 1000 words), including: A description of yourself and what excites you about this role and working for FYAAn explanation of how your professional experience relates to the desired candidate profile, speaking to why you want the role, and how your experience aligns.A position description is attached. For more information or a confidential discussion contact:Vicky RouseExecutive Director, Partnerships & Engagementvicky.rouse@fya.org.au Senior Manager, Fundraising and Partnerships 95000 AUD Melbourne

Senior Manager, Fundraising & Partnerships

The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)

Exciting new opportunity to join a dynamic team!

  • Full time position with salary of $95,000 - $104,999 excluding superannuation
  • Located in Melbourne or Sydney CBD (Virtual/Hybrid work arrangements will be considered)
  • Application closing date 13 May 2021, 6pm AEST

About the role 

This newly developed leadership position of Senior Manager, Fundraising & Partnerships, will focus on positioning the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) at the heart of Australia’s social purpose and philanthropic ecosystem, and drive a major groundswell of giving to youth-led action. 

Working closely with the Executive Director, Partnerships & Engagement you will build relationships with High Net Worth Individuals, Corporates and Foundations, establish FYA’s donor database, and conceptualise fundraising events and digital campaigns with a goal to raise $10 - $25 million for FYA in the next 3-5 years. 

Core responsibilities

  • Work with the Executive Director, Partnerships & Engagement to develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy with a goal to raise more than $10 million from such sources over 3-5 years, with a stretch target of $25 million.
  • Conduct research and write grant applications and proposals.
  • Collaborate with other teams to take FYA’s programs and develop bespoke pitches.
  • Build, maintain and track relationships and secure multi-year support working in close concert with Executive Director, Partnerships & Engagement. 
  • Support the design and implementation of strategic and sizable funding and donor relations events and digital campaigns that engage middle and major donors, including launching a new bequest program.  
  • Work closely with the Communications Lead to conceptualise new thought leadership initiatives to influence the philanthropic space.
  • Work closely with other staff to identify opportunities to convene and inspire donors and increase the overall quantum of funds going to youth-led action
  • Maintain a database and pipeline of up to date donors, prospects and actions for each.
  • Train and mentor staff across the organisation in fundraising.
  • Regularly evaluate fundraising campaigns and expenditure for ROI and communicate results.

Please see attached position description for more details regarding responsibilities. 

About you 

It is expected that candidates for this role will have many, if not all of these experiences and skills:

  • At least 5 years experience in a fundraising environment, with a preference given to candidates with experience across bequests, digital campaigns, events, grant writing, individual giving, major and middle donor management, and thought leadership initiatives. 
  • Experience in Australian or global philanthropy i.e. developing and implementing philanthropy strategies, identifying opportunities for funding, writing and submitting grant applications.
  • Demonstrated success in mobilising funding opportunities.
  • Strong relationships across the philanthropic sector, such as existing connections to  foundations, and corporate philanthropy, and an ability to build and maintain lasting relationships. 
  • Strategic thinking skills with well developed problem-solving abilities, with a high degree of self-motivation and initiative. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, especially to the gender, race, class, generational and other justice dimensions of philanthropy, and ability to critically engage with issues of power and privilege inherent in the space.
  • Passion for social change demonstrated  through professional or voluntary involvement with non-profit causes.
  • A flexible, adaptable and decisive approach, and an ability to manage a diverse workload. 

About the Foundation for Young Australians

At the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), our vision is that young people have the power to beat injustice and transform the future. In pursuit of this vision, our purpose is to back young people with the trust, resources, skills, and connections to make change.

Our work is guided by a commitment to beating injustice. We strongly encourage applications with successful track records advocating for justice as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, people of colour, women, people with a disability, LGBTIQA+ communities and migrants to Australia. We acknowledge our sector has systematically excluded these communities and are committed to changing this. 

Click ‘apply now’ or head to the ‘work with us’ section of our website and follow the application process.

Please include a detailed resume (no more than 3 pages) as well as a candidate statement (no more than 1000 words), including: 

  • A description of yourself and what excites you about this role and working for FYA
  • An explanation of how your professional experience relates to the desired candidate profile, speaking to why you want the role, and how your experience aligns.

A position description is attached. 

For more information or a confidential discussion contact:

Vicky Rouse

Executive Director, Partnerships & Engagement
vicky.rouse@fya.org.au