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Donor Relationship Specialist - Melbourne / Brisbane

Australian Conservation Foundation
  • Apply your strategic and personalised relationship building skills to this brand new role focusing on taking our mid-level donors to the next level
  • Full time position with a salary of $90,142 per annum plus 10.5% superannuation and some of the best working conditions
  • Located in Melbourne (Wurundjeri Country) or Brisbane (Yugerra Country)

Who is the ACF?

When it comes to our environment, the Australian Conservation Foundation has been leading the way in protecting our living world for over half a century.

We are the national environment organisation committed to caring for Australia’s unique and beautiful wildlife and natural world. We’re inclusive, non-partisan and funded by the Australian community.

Whether it’s advocating for the Great Barrier Reef, koalas snoozing in big old trees or for strong climate action, our dedicated community of over 700,000 supporters are constantly working to create a world where forests, rivers, people, and wildlife thrive.

What’s the gig?

This is a new role for our team and one we are super excited about! The Donor Relationship Specialist’s focus is to lift and retain our mid-level supporters and accelerate movement to our major gifts and bequests programs by building personalised relationships and applying best practice mid-level donor management strategies. Through collaboration with the Fundraising Team, the Donor Relationship Specialist will identify prospective mid-level donors, develop innovative strategies to engage them that are personalised and consistent with ACF’s narrative, and continually reflect on and tweak the approach to ensure the program is successful.

About you!

You’ve had three or so years’ experience working in relationship management or supporter acquisition roles and you love seeking out and developing relationships with prospective donors.

You are a strategic thinker who is bursting with innovative ideas on how to engage with existing donors and elevate them to the next tier using data and best practice.

You love learning and are constantly looking for ways to refine and build upon your strategy to ensure the program is kicking goals!

Finally, you’re a fan of nature and you’re excited by the opportunity to apply your relationship building skills and fundraising know how to Australia’s national environment organisation and be a part of the solution to the climate crisis.

Why work for us?

You’ll do important work with one of Australia’s most impactful organisations, and with our world-class organisational culture and great team, we guarantee you’ll have fun along the way.

ACF is proud to offer our staff a supportive workplace with excellent conditions, including:

Genuine flexibility in working hours and the opportunity to work regularly from home

  • Four weeks of annual leave a year plus an additional three days off over the Christmas / New Year period
  • Thirty days of personal leave a year (pro-rata) available to use immediately upon commencement
  • Superannuation contribution of 10.5%
  • Eighteen weeks paid parental leave for parents (regardless of who is the birth parent) after 12 months of service
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities tailored to your individual career goals
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program and wellbeing support

Apply now!

View the full position description attached below or on our website.

Applications are accepted through our website by clicking on Apply Now and should include a cover letter introducing yourself and a resume outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the role, addressed to Coby Hailes, Direct Marketing Manager.

Want to have a chat before you click send? You can contact Coby on 0410 628 839 with any questions you might have.

We can't wait to hear from you!

ACF is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants. We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from CALD backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, people with disability and others who have diverse experiences of our world to apply for this opportunity. Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for this job.

As part of ACF’s recruitment process, a criminal background check will be conducted.

We request no agency contact please.

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