Philanthropic Lead (VPSG4)

Job posted: 12/07/2021
Applications close: 08/08/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Part time / Until August 2022

Organisation: State Library of Victoria

Salary: $85,279 - $96,759

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/SLV/EXP/1549726

Reference: VG/SLV/EXP/1549726

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Our values are innovation, collaboration, engagement, excellence and respect.

A library for all in a changing world.

  • Attractive VPS 4.1 salary between $85,279 - $96,759 + superannuation
  • A 12-month fixed term, part-time (22.8 hours per week) role based in Melbourne CBD
  • An exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join an energetic and driven team.


About the opportunity

Reporting to the Philanthropy Manager, your key accountabilities will include:

  • Develop and execute a Trust and Foundation schedule and program in line with the Philanthropy strategy to ensure a sustainable income stream
  • Identify and articulate key projects and funding opportunities
  • Write, submit, report and acquit successful funding applications
  • Build the donor pipeline and steward valued existing and prospective relationships
  • Meet agreed quarterly key performance indicators and annual targets to grow a sustainable income stream
  • Draft high quality grant applications in accordance with the requirements for funding bodies
  • Prepare forecasts, progress reports and acquittals
  • Foster and maintain relationships with granting bodies
  • Ensure all data relating to the grant process is accurately recorded within the database
  • Assist with stewardship opportunities that may arise with the expansion of the donor pipeline


About you

You will have extensive experience within the philanthropic sector, with experience of working with Trusts and Foundations

You will be able demonstrate a track record in meeting fundraising targets and have experience identifying grant opportunities aligned to organisational aims and strategies. 

Your project management skills will allow up to manage priorities, provide accurate reports and develop donor pipelines.

Your collaborative and interpersonal skills will enable you to work with colleagues from across the organisation; build relationships with funding bodies and their trustees; and assist in donor stewardship.

State Library Victoria promotes a workplace that actively seeks to welcome and value the unique contributions of all people. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people from cultural and linguistical diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ people and people of all ages and abilities to apply.


About us

State Library Victoria is the State's premier reference and research library, the hub of state-wide information and communication network, and a gateway to the world's information. State Library Victoria is Australia's busiest public library with a collection of over 4.9 million items and a diverse range of exhibitions and programming, inspiring possibilities for all Victorians.

For more information about the Library, please visit our website www.slv.vic.gov.au.


How to apply

Please click the Apply button to submit your application via Careers.Vic, attaching the following documents.

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (max. 3 pages) summarising how you meet the key selection criteria in the position description.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Judy Buchan on 0481 013 425 or email jbuchan@slv.vic.gov.au.

If you require reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please email employment@slv.vic.gov.au.

Applications close AET 11:59pm Sunday 8 August 2021

Philanthropic Lead (VPSG4)

Job type:

Part time / Until August 2022

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Judy Buchan | 0481 013 425

Philanthropic Lead (VPSG4)