Senior Philanthropy Manager

Job No: AIA57
Location: Sydney or Melbourne

  • Use your strategic relationship and influencing skills with Australia's top tier leaders in their sectors
  • Develop and lead the major donor fundraising strategy for the world's leading human rights organisation
  • Immediate start available, full-time permanent opportunity based in Sydney or Melbourne

Amnesty International Australia (AIA) currently has an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Senior Philanthropy Manager. This full-time permanent position is immediately available and will be based in either our Sydney or Melbourne Action Centre, depending upon the right candiate.  

In this newly created role you be leading the philanthropy team and work with the innovative Amnesty International Australia (AIA) 2020 Council, the forum that brings together leaders in business, philanthropy and the arts to increase Amnesty International's visibility in Australia and raise funds to support our work.

As a senior member of the overall External Affairs team, this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your fundraising expertise to create and then deliver upon the major donor strategy (over $20 million) as part of the overall 2020 vision. 

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • Proven ability and track record of inspiring philanthropists to donate large major gifts.
  • Demonstrated track record of identifying, developing and securing high value gifts from major donors.
  • Results oriented and driven with an entrepreneurial approach to major donor fundraising.
  • Exceptional people management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven organisational and time management skills.
  • A passion for human rights


In return, you will be rewarded with a flexible, caring, family friendly working environment with the opportunity to work alongside committed and enthusiastic individuals dedicated to achieving change in the world.

Amnesty International Australia welcomes applications from people with diverse experience including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people from different cultural backgrounds.

To learn more about this role, please view a detailed Position Description

If this role sounds like you please apply below by answering a few short questions relating to the selection criteria, and attach your cover letter and CV. Applications close 9am Friday, 12 May 2017. 

About us:

Amnesty International Australia is one of Australia’s largest not for profit organisations. We are an independent, global movement that campaigns courageously for human rights for everyone.

We’re ordinary people from all walks of life, standing together for justice, freedom, human dignity and equality. We use our passion and commitment to bring torturers to justice, change oppressive laws and free people imprisoned just for voicing their opinion.

We’re independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion to ensure we can speak out on human rights abuses wherever they occur.

Every day we move closer to a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

We stand for equality, justice, freedom, and human dignity and uphold these values:

  • Empowerment - we build people power
  • Persistence - we are resolute in pursuit of our goals
  • Integrity - we hold ourselves to the highest standards
  • Courage - we are fearless in upholding human rights

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