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Director - Fundraising

Gembridge Australia
  • Fund research, support families & save little lives
  • Highly regarded national charity
  • Lead national & local fundraising success

Red Nose is a national charity working to save little lives through research and education and to support families impacted by the death of a baby or child during pregnancy, infancy and early childhood. The organisation has bold goals to achieve a significant reduction in the number of families impacted by the loss of a baby or child. Red Nose receives government funding to cover a portion of their bereavement services, but it is never enough.

In Australia, nine children still die suddenly and unexpectedly every day. It’s not an easy ask – talking about dead babies is tough – but Red Nose experiences the generosity, commitment and genuine care from Australians through fundraising with donations directed towards Support, Research and Advice programs that make a significant impact for Australian families.

This pivotal leadership role will report to two visionary Co-CEO’s, be a key member of the Red Nose Leadership Team and have overarching responsibility for leading strategic development and delivery of a diverse and multifaceted fundraising strategy. Leading a small team, you will drive a national multi-tier fundraising approach encompassing individual & corporate giving, major donor, local & national events, bequests, trusts/foundations and shared value partnerships.

You will manage expansion across digital fundraising and generate sustainable income through target market inspiration, commercial partnerships, cause-related marketing campaigns and leveraging Red Nose’s brand assets. This role will be both strategic and operational to lead transformational projects including the development of a new major donor campaign, the implementation of a relational CRM database, and other initiatives that will maximise Red Nose’s fundraising income.

About YOU

  • A proven fundraising leader that is inclusive, courageous, accountable, respectful and collaborative
  • Exceptional relationship skills to build strong relationships with philanthropic foundations, donors, community partners, corporate entities, media, government, suppliers, volunteers and families
  • Sound leadership, communication, stakeholder management, public speaking/presentation and influencing skills
  • Ability to lead, inspire and mentor a high performing team, plus foster a positive and collaborative culture
  • Compassion, care and commitment to authentically represent Red Nose and families impacted by the death of a baby or child during pregnancy, infancy and early childhood
  • A creative and strategic thinker with a growth mindset and commitment to continuous improvement
  • A compelling story-teller to engage the hearts and minds of donors along the philanthropic journey, along with the confidence to do ‘The Ask’ in order to secure transformational gifts
  • Commercial acumen, and significant experience in business planning, P&L, and operational management
  • Knowledge of compliance, regulations and policies governing fundraising activities
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Business, Marketing or Commerce
  • CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) and FIA membership are highly regarded


if you are a strategic, enthusiastic, resilient, and innovative leader with substantial experience in fundraising and wish to lead the growth of a national multi-channel program to enable Red Nose to make an even bigger impact for Australian Families.

Gembridge is proud to partner with Red Nose.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Michelle Varcoe or Callum Paterson on 03 8375 9661.

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