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Membership Development Manager - Flexible Location

Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network
  • Peak Environmental Philanthropy Organisation
  • Reporting to: CEO
  • Manages: Program Coordinator(s) by project
  • Hours: 4 to 5 days p/w, can be flexed to your needs
  • Location: Flexible, including WFH arrangements
  • Workplace: Harness the power of philanthropy to protect the environment - in a fabulous consultative culture


The Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN) is Australia’s peak membership organisation for environmental philanthropy.

A network of philanthropists, united by a vision for a future where our climate is stable, and people and nature thrive.

The AEGNs mission is to grow effective funding for the environment. We work with philanthropic funders who want to become more effective in their giving to address environmental issues. The AEGN is a trusted place where members learn and share, are inspired and informed, and come together to fund some of the greatest challenges of our times.


The Membership Outreach and Programs Manager is responsible for membership growth and satisfaction. By ensuring effective services and programs, reflecting members' needs in strategy, and managing outreach programs and processes, this role increases membership and giving to the environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Growing the membership and sector partner relationships through identifying and engaging potential members, involvement with the sector, and development and maintenance of relationships with partner organisations.
  • Growing the amount and impact of funding to the environment by engaging the corporate philanthropy sector and constructing and implementing a corporate membership program.
  • Leading the development, implementation, measurement and review of the membership strategy.
  • Engage with and support members through the delivery of membership services, to ensure member satisfaction and facilitate increased and effective giving.


You have a deep knowledge of membership organisations and corporate philanthropy. You are passionate about the role Philanthropy can play in supporting the environment. You believe in the power of collaboration to bring about change. You naturally develop warm professional relationships that will develop into enduring mutually beneficial partnerships. You enjoy working with people and building connections through mutual respect and a learning mindset. You can design and implement programs. You are a strong communicator verbally and in writing.


  • Membership focus You can listen and understand member needs and have a positive, open, responsive, approach.
  • Agile – You deliver on strategic goals and are agile enough to adapt plans as needed to respond to new information or needs.
  • Analytical thinker – You can comfortably source, gather, interpret, and communicate quantitative and qualitative organisational data to laypersons and experts.
  • Strong collaborator – you have excellent interpersonal and intrapersonal skills and value collective problem solving and working to achieve common goals.
  • Leadership – you are good at doing things yourself but also at teaching, coaching, and supporting others to do them.
  • Excellent communication – you can communicate verbally and in writing with a confident and compelling message to a wide range of stakeholders, staff, members, board, etc.


  • Deep experience (10+ years) working in the not-for-profit /philanthropy space, to develop a deep understanding of the area and its needs.
  • Degree in a relevant field, post-graduate studies preferred.
  • Right to work in Australia


  • Deep knowledge of membership organisations, grantmaking, and philanthropy.
  • Experience in building and managing collaborative relationships with key stakeholders/members to move people to action.
  • Highly developed organisational skills and experience developing, leading and managing end-to-end projects.

If you are passionate about harnessing philanthropy to address Australia’s environmental sustainability, then apply now.

Please call Stephanie Gaylard on 0436 026 085 if you would like any further information.

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