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Donor Development Manager

The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation

(12 month maternity leave position)


The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation (RCH Foundation) was founded in 1989 to raise funds for and on behalf of The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne (RCH). Since its inception it has provided ongoing support of the RCH in its mission to be a world class paediatric hospital.


Reporting to the Head of Community Engagement & Fundraising, the role of the Donor Development Manager is responsible for acquiring, managing and retaining individual donors. 


In conjunction with the Head of Community Engagement & Fundraising this role is accountable for building relationships, nurturing and growing the financial contribution of existing donors as well as acquiring new donors.  This involves developing and monitoring fundraising campaigns, conducting donor research, relationship management, reviewing the foundation’s giving channels, as well as overseeing and streamlining department processes and guidelines.


The role is also responsible for managing and developing the fundraising component of the RCH Foundation’s donor database ensuring data integrity, growth and effective use of the donor database and as such this role is the direct manager of the Fundraising & Database Officer.


As part of a small team, the position must be very hands on and flexible enough to respond to requests from the fundraising community and other team members. It requires simultaneous management and coordination over a number of projects and events, with various stakeholders requiring different levels of support. 


Key Attributes necessary for this role are:


Key Selection Criteria


  • Experience in a similar community support role in a fundraising environment
  • Background in developing and implementing fundraising campaigns
  • An understanding of fundraising principles and donor management
  • Experience with online fundraising
  • Experience and knowledge of a donor management system (preferably Salesforce Supporter 360 however not essential)
  • Computer literate and web savvy

·         Demonstrated interpersonal and relationship building skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills

  • Strong administrative skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, working under own initiative to strict deadlines, and managing accounts and projects simultaneously
  • Commitment to the RCH Foundation’s values and a working style that reflects these

·         High level of maturity and ability to exercise discretion in dealing with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality

  • Project management and problem solving skills 



  • Recognised fundraising qualifications and a commitment to personal development

·         Organisational awareness and stakeholder management expertise

  • Demonstrated experience of managing and motivating staff and others both internal and external

·         Experience working with fundraising volunteers


To be considered for this position send your resume to  along with a covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria.  Please note that applications not accompanied by a covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered. Applications close at 5pm Friday 1st August, 2014. Only successful candidates will be contacted.


This position is a 12 month maternity leave position and is therefore offered as a 12 month contract. Salary packaging is available.  Leave entitlements as per national standards.


A copy of the full position description is available here. For further information please contact Katrina Wilkins, Head of Community Engagement & Fundraising: | 03 9345 5037.