Philanthropic Manager

Location: Inner Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Contact: Katie Newman

About the company

Kids Under Cover is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing youth homelessness. They are a charity organisation in Australia supporting vulnerable young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years who are either already homeless or at risk of homelessness.

They do this by providing studio accommodation and education scholarships. They believe stable accommodation and education help young people stay connected to their family, to education and with their community.

About the role

The full-time, permanent Philanthropic Manager position leads the organisation's strategy to grow income from trusts, foundations, private and public ancillary funds, major donors and bequests. They are responsible for developing and managing a pipeline of prospective and existing support for all philanthropic giving.

Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, the key responsibilities include:

  • Develop acquisition and retention strategies for philanthropic donors
  • Identify funding opportunities from trusts, foundations, PAFs and PuAFs
  • Prepare applications and grant bids
  • Develop strong relationships with philanthropic staff and trustees
  • Continue to grow the major donor income and manage these relationships
  • Develop a bequest giving program

Skills & Experience

As an accomplished Philanthropic Manager, your experience has led you to become a strong stakeholder manager with a unique ability to develop strong relationships. You have a strong writing ability, attention to detail and are results driven. You will have a passion for the not-for-profit sector and Kids Under Cover cause, having come from the sector and a fundraising team environment.


This is an excellent opportunity to join their professional, friendly and supportive team. Kids Under Cover is located in close proximity to public transport links in Richmond along with a variety of employee benefits such as regular social gatherings, passionate and dedicated co-workers, quick stroll to funky Swan Street and Bridge Road cafes and shops. With a competitive salary and additional salary packaging benefits.

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button or contact Katie Newman on (03) 8613 3599 at Six Degrees Executive for a confidential discussion.

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