New Role: Fundraising Manager, P/T

Help us achieve financial sustainability, building relationships with donors

Primary Ethics seeks to appoint a fundraising manager to drive growth in several areas to support operations and drive towards financial sustainability.

Role summary
The fundraising manager is a critical role to drive growth towards our financial sustainability. Two key responsibilities are accelerating development of our capital fund, while supporting and expanding community fundraising programs.

An experienced and visionary manager is needed for this key operational role, which is integral to our volunteer engagement and community awareness effort.

Key responsibilities

The fundraising manager will be responsible for the review of our fundraising efforts and the development, implementation and oversight of a multi-faceted annual fundraising portfolio.

  • Develop a range of diverse strategies to identify philanthropic prospects, and develop and manage relationships to support and renew pledges from current philanthropic supporters.
  • Develop and implement a bequest program.
  • Review, develop, implement and manage community and volunteer fundraising programs and campaigns.
  • Develop workplace giving awareness programs.
  • Manage budgets and track/report on the success of fundraising activities

Hours, location, travel

The fundraising manager is a part-time role, initially for the equivalent of 3 days per week (22.5 hours). The Primary Ethics office is in Potts Point, close to public transport. While a presence in the office is essential, the role will require frequent external meetings. The ability to work some hours from home may be negotiated.

Essential experience

This role is suited to a relationship fundraiser with a deep understanding and appreciation of best practice philanthropy and fundraising combined with personal maturity and sophistication, and proven experience in community fundraising campaigns.

You will also have a sound understanding of the philanthropy landscape in NSW.

  • Minimum 5 years of relationship-based fundraising experience with demonstrated results in nurturing and growing corporate partnerships, and in increasing major gift donations from private donors.
  • Proven experience in developing, implementing and managing community fundraising initiatives/campaigns, including understanding of marketing requirements related to fundraising objectives.
  • Proven outstanding communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Proven track record in achieving revenue targets and growing fundraising income and profit.
  • Demonstrated success designing, creating and implementing innovative and sustainable fundraising campaigns.
  • Experience of working with volunteers and within community groups.

Skills & attributes

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to establish rapport with business executives and accomplished entrepreneurs.
  • Knowledge of trends, techniques, best practices and legal requirements in relation to giving.
  • An ethical approach to work and a clear understanding of issues related to privacy and confidentiality.
  • Self-motivated with a high level of efficiency, accuracy and attention to detail, prioritising work and multi-tasking, as well as sound time-management.
  • The ability to work both collaboratively and independently whilst remaining flexible.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and both comfortable and competent in public speaking.
  • Excellent research and data mining skills.
  • Competent user of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, use of email and databases.
  • Experience in using a database system for donor management.
  • Excellent time and project management skills with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Capacity to articulate and embody the mission and goals of the organisation.
  • Demonstrated stakeholder management capabilities.


Salary will be commensurate with experience.

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter – addressing experience and attributes – to Evan Hannah, CEO of Primary Ethics (

Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday, August 31, 2018.