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Philanthropy Lead (Trusts and Foundations)

The Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste

Opportunity to join a small fundraising team as the Trust and Foundations Philanthropy Lead 2 days a week. Develop manage and implement an engagement, cultivation and solicitation program which identifies new funding opportunities, creating persuasive proposals and acquittal reports.


The Carmelites of Australia and Timor-Leste are part of a global Christian community committed to community, prayer and action. In 2019 they established a public benevolent charity called ‘Carmel Impact’ to help those in need in Timor-Leste. 

We transform lives and build communities both in Australia and Timor-Leste through pastoral and practical care. We are able to do this through the generous and kind support of our parish members, support groups, donors including philanthropic groups such as Trust and Foundations and volunteers.

Our vision for Timor-Leste is to build a future where its people have pathways to quality education and more opportunities, and to build tomorrow’s leaders by creating lasting change. We also support the education of young men to become Carmelite priests and brothers. In Australia we offer pastoral and spiritual companionship to people through liturgical Masses, parishes and other ministries and schools. 


The Fundraising Development team manages a variety of fundraising streams including retention and acquisition appeals, regular giving programs, community group, school and alumni fundraising, donor and signature events, major gifts, trusts and foundations, and business partnerships. 

The team works closely with the Timor-Leste Development Co-ordinator to help inform needs and obtain impact information and with the Communication Ministry. Our ministry is responsible for a newsletter ‘Carmel Contact’ (twice a year), the Carmel Impact website, digital and social media engagement, service brochures, annual report and arranges presentations to inform supporters, parishes, schools and community groups about our work and needs. 

This role is part of the Fundraising Development Ministry working across our two brands, The Carmelites – Australia & Timor-Leste and Carmel Impact, to support and fundraise for a variety of programs primarily in Timor-Leste, but also in Australia.


The Philanthropy Lead for Trusts and Foundations key responsibility will be to develop, manage and implement a Trust and Foundations engagement, cultivation and solicitation program.

You will to continue to build on established approaches and to look for new opportunities to support the mission work of The Carmelites across both brands. This will entail managing and providing stewardship, building relationships with philanthropic partners both nationally and internationally, and expanding on the revenue stream from Trust and Foundations. 

This includes identifying new funding opportunities, the creation of persuasive proposals, acquittal reports and communication materials; and researching the philanthropic environment to maximise funding. 

While working closely with the Director of Fundraising, the Philanthropy Lead will also liaise with the fundraising team and key internal people of various ministries both nationally and internationally.

Please direct enquires to Nancy Mercurio on 0488 224 647.

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