Employment Opportunities

Philanthropy Manager

St Kilda Mums Inc. (St Kilda Mums, Geelong Mums and Eureka Mums)

Seeking a dedicated individual to join our fabulous Communications and Fundraising team and manage the growth and implementation of our philanthropic campaigns.

Are you a strategic fundraising professional genuinely interested in a role with purpose and passion? Love to work for a charity that makes a real difference to the lives of babies and children across Victoria? Ready to play a key role in deepening our relationships with philanthropic partners, establishing new partnerships and supporting growth in revenue?

St Kilda Mums Inc. is seeking a new part time  Philanthropy Manager to help us achieve the ambitious goals in our new strategy and reach every Victorian child that needs us by 2030.  We’re looking for an excellent grant writer who loves meeting with donors and developing new funding opportunities - if this is you, we’d love to meet you.

Position overview

  • Responsible for securing over $1m per year in grant funding and cultivating donor relationships

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues right across the charity to build compelling cases for support, applications and pitches

  • Build positive relationships with grant funders and major donors 

  • Ensure trusts and foundations are made to feel special, understand the impact of their funding and are provided with reports that meet their individual needs.

Reporting to the Head of Fundraising and Communications, you will also work closely with our CEO and board.  It is hoped that as income grows, so will the resources to support this role. 

Skills and attributes

  • Experience in a similar role with demonstrated knowledge in fundraising and philanthropy

  • Ability to nurture relationships with existing trusts and foundations

  • Able to identify, qualify and secure new philanthropic trusts and foundations

  • Strong copywriting skills and ability to develop compelling grants and proposals

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills with proven ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Exceptional presentation and communication skills

  • Highly motivated individual who is a great ‘connector’, ‘influencer’, and ‘networker’

  • Positive, engaging, and approachable attitude with a strong client-service focus and commitment

If you are looking to utilise your expertise in strategic relationship fundraising and really want to make your mark for a worthy cause, apply now!

About the benefits

  • Hybrid role with flexibility to work from home (role is based at our head office in Clayton)

  • Attractive salary package including Tax-Free Salary Packaging

  • Generous leave provisions including 17.5% leave loading and ability to purchase additional leave

  • Employee Assistance Program for confidential wellbeing support

How to apply 

Please upload your Resume and a Cover Letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the requirements outlined in the position description.

Attention to: Ms Susie Rouffignac, Head of Fundraising and Communications

Any questions can be addressed to: susie@stkildamums.org

Please note we will assess applications as they are received.