The Victorian National Parks Association has been at the forefront of nature conservation campaigns for 70 years, with outstanding results.

Share our vision for Victoria to have a diverse and healthy natural environment protected, respected and enjoyed by all.

Philanthropy Executive

• Educate and advocate for Victorian nature conservation
• Nurture and steadily grow a supporter base of committed donors
• Role may be offered on 0.8 or full-time basis

The Organisation

The Victorian National Parks Association (VNPA) is an independent non-government, membership organisation and one of Victoria’s most effective and established conservation groups. Established in 1952 to promote and protect national parks VNPA play a leading role in the development of Victoria’s nature reserve system and conservation policy. VNPA relies predominantly on philanthropy and income from fundraising and membership programs and over the years have developed a very loyal, generous and engaged donor base.

Benefits & Culture

• Close knit team environment
• Flexible WFH / Office hybrid and supportive work environment
• Attractive salary plus salary packaging + additional leave + time off in lieu

The Role

The philanthropy executive is a newly created position responsible for further developing and delivering VNPA’s bequest and mid-level donor programs. As part of the new endowment campaign, you will report into and work collaboratively with the fundraising manager to develop, promote and drive growth, maximising donor loyalty and income.

As part of your functions you will:

• Steward donors, managing the relationship and linkage to VNPA for the long term
• Manage a portfolio of donors, designing and implementing strategies
• Be the first point of contact for all bequest enquiries and requests
• Ensure bequest program targets are achieved
• Monitor income and report on income targets and strategic plan goals
• Regularly review and enhance bequest materials and communications
• Maintain accurate database records and maintain fundraising files

Skills Required

This role would be suited to a relationship focused fundraiser who has managed mid-value gifts and bequests in a fundraising and preferably advocacy-based environment

You will have:

• Successful at or exposed to implementing mid-level donor, bequest and endowments
• Personable, skilled at building and maintaining supporter relationships
• Confident and comfortable in your approach to relationships and ‘making the ask’
• An exceptional writer, able to present compelling proposals
• Able to self-direct and work collaboratively within the team
• Someone who appreciates nature and conservation

Apply Now