Are you looking for an opportunity where your skills can be used to lead a substantial team in an environment that supports and believes in investing into fundraising for future growth? Do you want to work as part of a senior executive team that works closely together to achieve excellence and transform the lives of children? Is being able to work flexibly to achieve outstanding results in both your professional and personal life important to you?
Our Director of Fundraising & Marketing is a key member of our Executive, reporting to the CEO and working closely with the Board. Our work culture supports positivity, professionalism and collaboration; and we’ve been recognised as an ‘Employer of Choice’.
This permanent full-time role combines team leadership with all fundraising, communications & marketing activities; and is based at our headquarters in Newtown, Sydney. We are determined to grow both our fundraising income and our advocacy reach so this role will suit a fantastic manager who has the drive to succeed across a broad portfolio.
The Shepherd Centre is a world-leading charity that specialises in making it possible for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to be able to speak as well as any other child. We provide a research- and evidence-based specialist service to children at each of our physical centres and via online therapy.
The organisation has grown rapidly in the past 5 years in both its fundraising and clinical services, with further growth expected over the coming years. With 50% of children with hearing loss not receiving the services they need we are determined to grow so that every child has access to the help that they need.
The Shepherd Centre has an outstanding work environment, offering flexible working options for all employees, and was awarded ‘Employer of Choice’ by the Sydney Chamber of Commerce.
The Director of Fundraising and Marketing is responsible for the full range of fundraising, marketing & advocacy activities conducted at The Shepherd Centre. This includes oversight of the internal team of approximately 14 staff; as well as working closely with the Board, our other Executives, our families, Government and our key external stakeholders. This role encompasses staff management; strategic direction of the areas of responsibility and input into the organisation’s strategy; and personal contribution to developing and maintaining key external relationships.
Current areas of team focus include:
- Growing the net fundraising income to support our strategic plan to address the 50% of children currently not getting the support they need
- Implementing capital campaigns for new clinical centres
- Developing and implementing marketing and communications approaches to support the recruitment of families to our programs
- Advocacy with government and key stakeholders to ensure the needs of children with hearing loss are addressed
Your professional and management experience will provide you with the expertise and credibility to oversee an exceptional team; leading, motivating and directing colleagues and service providers.
Candidates must be a great people manager with extensive experience across fundraising; preferably also with marketing and communications experience. Demonstrated experience in major gift and/or capital campaigns is preferred, but not required.
You will have demonstrated ability to represent The Shepherd Centre with senior stakeholders including government, philanthropists and families; with high level written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Confidence in results analysis and presentation is expected.
All staff at The Shepherd Centre are committed to excellence in our work towards achieving our vision of every child with hearing loss achieving the best spoken language they are capable of; including fostering a professional, collaborative and passionate work environment.
We welcome applications from people with a disability, including hearing loss.
If you require further information please contact Rosheen Singh from Beaumont People on Rosheen@beaumontpeople.com.au or please call 02 9093 4911.
Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on an immediate basis.
Beaumont Not for Profit has been contracted to recruit this role. Beaumont NFP is a non-profit service specialising in delivering unparalleled permanent and temporary recruitment solutions to the Not for profit sector on a Not for Profit basis