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Senior Manager - Fundraising and Philanthropy

Royal Flying Doctor Service WA

This is a rare opportunity to join Australia’s most trusted charity in a key leadership role as Senior Manager of Fundraising and Philanthropy for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Western Australia.

You will be responsible for setting and delivering an outstanding strategy to secure vital funds for the RFDS through fundraising and philanthropy. This includes acquiring and stewarding our amazing supporters with the highest possible standards across programs including appeals, major gifts, bequests, auxiliary and community fundraising, and grants.

You will build and maintain meaningful relationships and networks with individuals and groups who support the RFDS to deliver our essential services to regional WA.

The Senior Manager of Fundraising and Philanthropy will oversee the governance and financial management of this portfolio to ensure the highest standards of integrity and cost-effectiveness. You will be responsible for managing a small team to deliver excellent fundraising and philanthropy programs, donor stewardship and engagement activities in a cost effective manner.

You will work in close collaboration with our Communications and Marketing and Partnerships and Engagement colleagues to delivery high quality campaigns, appeals, events and engagement activities.

You will develop relationships across our organisation to ensure a pipeline of major gifts.

About you

The successful candidate will have:

  • At least 10 years’ experience in fundraising, philanthropy, community engagement or other relevant roles.
  • Outstanding relationship management, networking and interpersonal skills and experience.
  • Proven strategic capability to deliver an outstanding fundraising and philanthropy program with a focus on preparing the RFDS for the next century.
  • Demonstrated experience in successful team leadership.
  • The confidence to build strategic relationships, meet new people, and engage with people inside and outside our organisation and deliver community presentations.
  • Excellent communication skills including for impact reporting, proposals and supporter communications.
  • Deep understanding of campaigns and appeals management, major gifts and bequests.
  • Experience and attention to detail in budgeting, financial management and fundraising governance.
  • The highest standards of ethics and integrity to ensure the interests of our donors, patients,
  • team members and the RFDS are protected.
  • A positive, flexible and collaborative mindset.


  • Working knowledge of CRM systems, preferably Raisers’ Edge, for effective donor care, market segmentation and analysis.

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