Fundraising and Development Advisor

Location: Melbourne
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Contact: Chanelle Castro

About the organisation

Our client is an Australian-based organisation that resources diverse women's rights organisations, primarily in Asia and the Pacific, and contributes to global feminist movements to advance its vision of gender equality for all.

About the role

Reporting into the Development Manager, this newly created role is responsible for creating a growth pipeline of new relationships with funders and partners, with a core focus on enabling strategic funding outcomes in the organisation's flagship Equality Insights portfolio. You will achieve this by leading the tracking of global off-market opportunities and enhance the organisation's ability to pursue new relationships and funding opportunities within this space. As a subcommittee of the Board has been newly established to engage with this work, you will be expected to drive opportunities and resource key individuals on the Board and senior staff to engage globally in creating new relationships and new funding partners.

As a contributor to the delivery of the strategic Income Plan, you will work alongside other key members of the team to create ideas and support new and emerging finance models to help create a pipeline of innovative approaches to resource development. You will also monitor advertised grant opportunities, support or lead bids for funding (including writing bid submissions where relevant), convene and coordinate bid teams and drive systems improvements in how the organisation develops and delivers in this area.

Skills & Experience

It is essential you have:

  • Demonstrated success in attracting and renewing donor grants
  • Excellent project management, budget management and self-organisation skills
  • An entrepreneurial and change-oriented mindset; able to support organisational change and operational flexibility
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills, to manage internal relationships above, below and alongside the role

It is desirable you have:

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar fundraising or philanthropy position
  • Strong networks in the Australian and/or international donor community, particularly Philanthropy
  • Experience supporting an organisation with diversifying funding streams, including awareness of new and emerging revenue streams


Our client offers:

  • Hybrid working arrangement for Melbourne based candidates
  • Support for fully remote working arrangements for interstate candidates
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • 14 days personal leave per annum
  • Paid Parental leave
  • Flexible working hours between 7am - 7pm
  • 50/52 purchased annual leave
  • Paid leave for study, blood donation or emergency situations
  • Paid leave for employees experiencing family violence
  • Paid COVID-19 leave to support staff with COVID, or those having vaccines

How to apply

If this sounds like you, click on the APPLY button or contact Chanelle Castro at Six Degrees Executive on (03) 9087 9601 for a confidential discussion.

Please note all applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in Australia. Our client has an EO exemption (H69/2022) and requests applications from people who identify as women only (including trans women). Any offer of employment will require a National Police Check.

Our client welcomes people with different skills and life experiences, and encourages women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women with disabilities and First Nations women to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in, or strong ties to, one of the countries in which our client supports partners.

Six Degrees Executive are proudly the retained partner for this talent search assignment.