Head of Philanthropy

  • A greenfield opportunity for an accomplished fundraiser

  • Lead the growth agenda for a global leader in medical research

  • 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD, with attractive package and flexibility

About the position

A remarkable opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to build a small, effective team, focused on growing income from philanthropic sources to support ground-breaking cancer research.

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI) consistently delivers on its mission to discover and develop new therapies that help people live better with cancer or defeat it. With a committed high-profile champion, and a peerless research track record, ONJCRI is poised to grow with the support of significant donors and a strategic approach to fundraising.

This exciting challenge will be the perfect fit for a candidate with extensive experience, proven success with major gifts fundraising and a real appetite to deliver results for an organisation that makes a difference. Strategic ability, exceptional communications and interpersonal skills and the ability to build connections in any environment – from the boardroom to the local neighbourhood – will mean you can plan and deliver at pace.

About you

The Institute is committed to growing its income from philanthropic sources to fund the recruitment of outstanding scientists and clinicians over the next 2-5 years. This is a greenfield opportunity for an accomplished fundraiser to be a driving force behind the Institute’s growth agenda. The ideal candidate will have a strong strategic vision supported by an outstanding ability to deliver. Essentially, you are a major donor, sponsorship or corporate executive with a proven track record in acquiring and negotiating with donors in a philanthropic or business development environment, resulting in significant financial support.

Your career has been built on strong interpersonal and business development skills working with senior executives, board directors and high net worth individuals.

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To apply

To apply forward your CV and cover letter to Anna Prusa at jobs@onjcri.org.au

Closing date for applications: 30 October 2017