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Director of Philanthropy - National Parks Conservation Trust

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Exciting opportunity for an experienced leader in Philanthropy to make an impact in environmental conservation across Australia.

  • Make a national impact and work with donors across the country to drive support to protect and conserve iconic national parks and gardens that include Kakadu, Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Booderee, Christmas and Norfolk Island National Parks, the Australian National Botanic Gardens, and 58 Australian Marine Parks
  • Flexible work environment, with work from home options
  • Based at the Australian National Botanical Gardens in Canberra

About the Organisation

The National Parks Conservation Trust (Parks Trust) connects people who want to act now and change the future for Australia’s plants, animals and traditional cultures.

Their purpose is to protect and conserve the natural and cultural environment within Commonwealth national parks and gardens and their wider regions and their vision is to turn the decline in Australian native species and abundance around. They aim to do this by working with people who care about the healthy future for our environment and who value the rich culture of the First Peoples of our nation.

About the Opportunity

The Director of Philanthropy will be responsible for driving growth across Philanthropy channels, while supporting the delivery of impactful conservation outcomes in and beyond Commonwealth national parks and gardens and marine parks.

In this role you will have the opportunity to build strong networks with leaders, donors and influencers, providing access to bold large-scale restoration and conservation projects and breakthrough research.


  • Apply your strong understanding of engagement plans, stewardship plans, and processes to support the ongoing success of the Philanthropy strategy
  • Develop and implement a strategic major donor fundraising plan with clear targets and objectives
  • Build the donor portfolio, with a focus on Philanthropy, and also corporate giving, by building strong relationships with donors whose interests are aligned to the vision of the Parks Trust
  • Build impactful working relationships with Parks Australia to unlock large scale conservation opportunities
  • Develop donor engagement approaches, including events and donor communication plans
  • Lead the development of grant and proposal writing
  • Collaborate with other players in the philanthropic sector to build a collective commitment to support environmental conservation

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience and success securing large multi-year philanthropic support from major givers and trusts and foundations, preferably in the environment sector
  • Strong knowledge and experience cultivating donor engagement plans, stewardship plans, and processes along with the understanding of the moves management system; from lead generation through to gift conversion
  • Proven success engaging with inspiring senior leaders, philanthropists and grant makers
  • Excellent high-level communication and influencing skills with experience coaching others to gain tailored support
  • Ability to lead and develop strong relationships with your team, peers, and other stakeholders
  • A strategic mindset, with the ability to collaborate with others to influence growth in the portfolio and to drive for results
  • An understanding, and genuine interest in making a transformational impact on the future of Australia’s biodiversity

Apply now!

Please apply as soon as possible by uploading your resume as applications will be reviewed on an immediate basis.

If you have any questions, please contact Rosheen@beaumontpeople.com.au using the subject line: Director of Philanthropy - National Parks Conservation Trust enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Beaumont Not for Profit has been contracted to recruit this role. Beaumont NFP is a non-profit service specialising in delivering unparalleled permanent and temporary recruitment solutions to the Not-for-profit sector on a Not for Profit basis

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