Fundraising Specialist

Job posted: 11/11/2022
Applications close: No closing date

No closing date

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan, Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan, Various

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: 18633

Reference: 18633

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan, Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan, Various


Summary of the role: 

Mercy Health Foundation was established in 2005 to raise funds to support Mercy Health’s mission and commitment to “Care first”. Since then we have distributed more than $10 million to support a range of projects, research and initiatives, across the spectrum of services provided by Mercy Health.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer for the Mercy Health Foundation, the Fundraising Specialist is responsible for developing and delivering best practice fundraising and engagement strategies that promote the Mercy Health brand, deepen stakeholder relationships, inspire philanthropic giving and contribute to social change. 

This role calls on a values based leader to facilitate growth and achieve aspirational goals, develop and implement integrated strategies designed to increase visibility of Fundraising initiatives to Mercy Health, increase the donor pipeline to secure future revenue growth through giving programs, and steward the relationship with existing confirmed bequestors.

  • Permanent, part-time position working 30.4 hours (0.8FTE) with flexibility of working pattern available.
  • Based from the Mercy Health office in Richmond with work from home options available. Some travel will be required.


  • Hold a tertiary qualification in a relevent discipline such as Business, Marketing, Communications.
  • Demonstrated significant experience in a Senior Fundraising role.
  • You will be someone who has excellent interpersonal skills and the natural ability to build and maintain positive relationships with people at all levels.
  • We are looking for someone who has a genuine interest in working in a healthcare environment and who can use their passion for Women and Children’s Health, Aged Care, Palliative Care and other strategic priorities to inspire others to become supporters of our causes.


Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women’s health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:

  • caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services.


  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

Contact Details

  • Milva Bello, Chief Operating Officer
  • mbello@mercy.com.au

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Fundraising Specialist

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Milva Bello - 0418550202

Fundraising Specialist