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Job Title: Fundraising Director
Job Type: Full-time, with option of part time 4 days per week. Permanent.
Do you want to make a real impact on the future of medical research? Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is seeking an experienced and talented Fundraising Director to lead and manage all fundraising activities and campaigns. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work with a leading independent medical research institute whose vision is to prevent and cure disease and disability of the brain and nervous system through leadership, excellence, and innovation in neuroscience research.
The Fundraising Director is a senior and critically important position responsible for the leadership and management of all NeuRA fundraising activities and campaigns. The role requires both a strategic and a hands-on approach to support all income streams (major gifts, corporate partnerships, trusts & foundations, individual giving, bequests and community fundraising) and offers significant scope for you to really make your mark.
Reporting to the Executive Director, Professional Services, the role sits within the NeuRA Foundation, which exists to financially underpin our research by building a supporter base at all levels of the donor pyramid and offering supporters a positive and enduring engagement experience with NeuRA. The Fundraising Director will develop our strategy in order to meet the Institutes needs for increased fundraising income. The role is responsible for leadership and management of a fundraising team of 7 at present and partners collaboratively with researchers and the Communications team to achieve revenue targets. The Fundraising Director will also work closely with the well-connected Foundation (fundraising) Board to expand NeuRAs reach across all levels of donor networks.
Develop and implement a fundraising strategy to meet the Institute's needs for increased philanthropic income, in particular, increased unrestricted income.
Lead and manage all fundraising activities and campaigns, including major gifts, corporate partnerships, trusts & foundations, individual giving, bequests, and community fundraising.
Partner collaboratively with researchers and the Communications team to achieve revenue targets.
Build and manage a talented and effective fundraising team.
Develop and maintain relationships with donors, sponsors, and supporters.
Present reports and data to key stakeholders including Board and/or subcommittees including around budget preparation.
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
Proven experience in leading and managing fundraising teams and campaigns.
Demonstrated success in securing major gifts, corporate partnerships, trusts & foundations, individual giving, bequests, and community fundraising.
Strong interpersonal, communication, and networking skills.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
A strategic and innovative thinker.
The position is based in Randwick, NSW and is on a full time basis, with the option to be part time at 4 days per week.
To apply for this exciting and rewarding position, please submit your cover letter and resume to HR@neura.edu.au.
For any questions or further information, please contact our People and Culture team at HR@neura.edu.au.
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