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Philanthropy Fundraising Specialist / ChangemakerFlexible

LocationSubiaco, WA 6008
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position

Flexible or hybrid working arrangements are available for this role.

Job no: THYBT

Ruah aims to promote measures to achieve equality. Section 51 of the Equal opportunity Act applies to this role. 

Our mission is open hearts and bold strides.

  • Are you passionate about creating positive change in the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals?
  • Do you possess exceptional fundraising skills and a deep commitment to philanthropy?
  • Ruah Community Services is seeking a dynamic and motivated Philanthropy Fundraising Specialist to join our team and drive the success of our innovative initiatives.

About Ruah Community Services

At Ruah, we are driven by our vision of flourishing communities where every individual's active participation and well-being are valued. Our mission is to empower vulnerable and disadvantaged people to make meaningful changes in their lives through the provision of high-quality services. Our values of Respect, Integrity, Connection, Quality, and Hope guide everything we do.

The Opportunity

Ruah is embarking on an exciting journey with the launch of the Ruah Centre for Women and Children (RCWC), a $30 million purpose-built, state-of-the-art Centre with a transformative service model, built upon a mission to end family and domestic violence.

As we work towards opening the doors in mid-2024, we reflect on a successful campaign so far that has raised $24 million. We are now looking for a Philanthropy Fundraising Specialist to further support efforts in engaging major individual donors, philanthropists, and foundations for both the RCWC and future Ruah projects.

Key Responsibilities

As the Philanthropy Fundraising Specialist, you will collaborate closely with our Executive, General Manager Marketing & Engagement, Partnerships & Engagement Lead, Campaign Team, and other stakeholders to:

  • Develop and execute a sophisticated fundraising strategy targeting non-traditional funding sources.
  • Build and nurture relationships with major donors, facilitating introductions and fostering ongoing engagement.
  • Create compelling funding proposals.
  • Drive sustained growth in fundraising income to support our transformative initiatives.
  • Champion the significance of fundraising activities in alignment with Ruah's strategic objectives.
  • Contribute to the cultivation of a philanthropic culture within the organisation.
  • Provide strategic insights to our Marketing & Engagement team for campaign-related matters.
  • Foster a positive public image and reputation for Ruah within the community.

 Qualifications and Attributes

To be successful in this role, you should possess:

  • Significant experience in major donor and gift fundraising.
  • A desire to activate Ruah's vision, mission, and values.
  • A proven track record in developing comprehensive fundraising strategies that secure major donors and philanthropic support.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills and the ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills to engage audiences at all levels.
  • A passion for addressing socially complex issues and advocating for transformative change.
  • Understanding of diversity, social inclusion, and Aboriginal culture.
  • Outstanding organisational skills, the ability to prioritise tasks, and make collaborative decisions.
  • A proactive and results-driven mindset with analytical and financial acumen.

Required Compliance Documents:

  • Current drivers’ license
  • National Police Certificate

Candidate Notice: Ruah works with vulnerable clients in a range of health/hospital, public access, and client home locations. As a result, employees are required to have certain immunisations, including for COVID-19 even in the absence of public health orders. The is important for both client and staff health and safety controls. An applicant and/or new employee will be required to provide evidence of their immunisation status in accordance with Ruah's Immunisation Procedure - a copy of which can be provided upon request. 

 Join Our Team

If you are a dedicated fundraising professional who is excited about making a meaningful impact on our community, we invite you to apply for the Philanthropy Fundraising Specialist position at Ruah Community Services. We offer a supportive and inclusive workplace where your skills and passion will be valued.

Don't let qualifications limit your opportunity to make a difference. Apply today, and let's explore how we can customise this role to match your unique skills. Join us in rewriting the future!

Closing date: COB Wednesday, 15 November 2023. If the suitable candidate is successful prior to this date the ad will close early.

Take the next step in your career and be part of our transformative journey. Apply now by submitting your resume, cover letter, and any relevant supporting documents to [LiveHire].

 *Ruah Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.*

Position: Philanthropy Fundraising Specialist

Department: Fundraising

Reporting to: General Manager - Marketing & Engagement

Location: Perth, Western Australia

We are building a workplace where difference is embraced and encouraged - and to do this, we need people on our team who are representative of the clients we work with, who are passionate about change and courageous enough to stand up for what is right.

Everyone is welcome. Everyone belongs.