Director, Development and Fundraising Office    

  • Permanent, full-time opportunity with supportive for-purpose employer
  • Impactful role with convenient Sydney CBD location
  • Competitive salary

About Us

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney (the Archdiocese) exists to serve the community in the city of Sydney, including the Eastern suburbs and South-Western suburbs and the lower North-Shore. The Archdiocese is divided into nine Deaneries each consisting of a number of parishes. There are a total of 135 Parishes in the Archdiocese.

This role is a permanent full-time position, based at the Polding Centre in the Sydney CBD.

About the Role

An opportunity is available for an experienced Director in Development and Fundraising (the Director), to develop and implement the Archdiocese’s charity and giving strategic vision, plan and goals, and management of the Development & Fundraising Office (DFO). This involves managing and building partnerships with business and other Catholic associates, and overseeing the fundraising and marketing campaigns and programs.

The primary responsibilities of the Director includes, but is not limited to the following duties:

  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with funders, Catholic partners, and securing ongoing funding to support Archdiocese programs and campaigns
  • Implementing, monitoring and evaluating DFO’s initiatives; and developing new projects in collaboration and in consultation with Director Business Operations, and other Archdiocese members and partners
  • Liaising with parish staff, agencies and other stakeholders in providing data, advice and information to support implementation of donor management, retention and donor acquisition strategies
  • Developing new strategies and business plans that grow income, develop and maintain donor relationships
  • Liaising with senior managers to identify high value donors requiring more targeted approaches outside the donor relations program
  • Developing and implementing a successful fundraising marketing strategy including multi-channel distribution and growth in digital
  • Responsibility for the revenue and expenses for DFO
  • Ensuring that DFO’s risks, liabilities and related reporting obligations are met, including responsibility for the CRM
  • Leading and inspiring a team of six, modelling practices that are innovative, whilst keeping within the values and ethos of the Catholic Church and its Tradition, you will respectfully lead and drive change through DFO
  • Any relevant duties as reasonably and appropriately directed by senior Archdiocesan staff relevant to the scope of your work and in accordance with your level of skill, competence and responsibility

About You

The ideal candidate should satisfy the following selection criteria:

  • Minimum of 10 years relevant fundraising experience across a broad spectrum of activities
  • Demonstrated successful experience in fundraising and marketing campaigns depicting financial acumen and delivery within budgetary restraints
  • Experience in leading and coaching teams
  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent training
  • Outstanding persuasive ability and high level of communication skills both verbal and written
  • Proven project management skills including the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong relationship building and management skills
  • Meeting financial targets through astute commercial management
  • Demonstrated commitment to client service and a willingness to be accountable for their performance
  • Demonstrated commitment to the ethos and values of the Catholic Church and its tradition

A full position description can be accessed  HERE or by emailing your request to [email protected]

Applications should be sent in confidence to [email protected] and should include a resume and cover letter outlining your experience and suitability for the role.

Only successful applicants will be contacted. Reference checks will be carried out for preferred candidates.

The Archdiocese is wholly committed to ensuring the safety, well-being and dignity of all children, and acknowledges its important legal, moral and spiritual responsibility to create a safe and nurturing environment for those children.

 Additionally, the Archdiocese is committed to continuous improvement to assess and address the risk of modern slavery in its operations and supply chains and to report annually on these actions in the form of a Modern Slavery Statement.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

Applications close: 24 May 2022

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