Private Giving and Bequests Coordinator

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has connected people with nature: originally at a heritage-listed landscape in the heart of Melbourne and, more recently, with the addition of a contemporary native garden set within a natural bushland reserve at Cranbourne. These sites are home to extraordinary landscapes, innovative public programming and world-leading plant science, horticultural science and conservation research.
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Department: Royal Botanic Gardens
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: RBGV 3.1
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/421932_1
Closing Date: 14-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $72,617 - $80,395
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD Private Giving and Bequests Coordinator - July 2022.pdf (PDF, 245KB)

Contact: Development Lead

Position Details

  • Opportunity to work at an iconic Victorian landmark
  • Ongoing, full-time position
  • South Yarra location

About our Organisation

The Gardens contributes to global and local biodiversity knowledge, through research, discovery, protection, cultivation and restoration of rare and threatened plant species and as the insurance policy for a state's unique flora pre- and post-bushfire recovery. We are also a steward for irreplaceable preserved plant collections, plant records, seeds and knowledge required for future generations to thrive; and is increasingly known for innovative engagement programs that highlight the role of nature in underpinning individual and community wellbeing, whilst fostering social inclusion for community benefit. It is also dedicated to stimulating conservation action and contributing to climate resilience, lifelong learning and unique memories for all visitors, at every stage of their lives.

About the Role

This is an exciting fundraising role which will give a passionate fundraiser the opportunity to work across appeals, donor communications, donor relationship development and bequests to raise funds for the Garden's important plant science, horticulture and learning programs. The incumbent will contribute to the delivery of the Gardens' fundraising plan with a focus on individual donors giving less than $5,000 and bequestors. The role builds strong engagement with individual donors and bequestors through implementation of donor cultivation, stewardship activities and persuasive communication about the social impact of RBGV's programs, gardens and collections. The role works with the broader Development Marketing and Communications team to meet agreed financial and engagement targets.

About You
The successful candidate will have tertiary qualifications in a relevant field, or commensurate professional experience in NFP fundraising. Furthermore, you have demonstrated experience in coordinating private giving and bequests programs and sound knowledge of fundraising principles and practices, with a desire to work collaboratively to achieve objectives. You will have excellent relationship building skills, liaising confidently with both internal and external stakeholders, implementing activities and communications about the social impact of RBGV's programs, plants and collections. You are well versed in making decisions and problem solving, and adopt an open, collaborative approach to your work, ensuring desired outcomes are achieved. All other key selection criteria can be found in the position description.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position you must submit a recent resume along with a document responding to each of the Key Selection Criteria as stated in the position description, applications must be submitted by 11:59pm 14 August 2022. Applications will only be accepted via the Victorian Government website. Enquiries can be directed by email to Nicola Kaufman, Development Lead, at RBGV is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Our organisation is a proudly child safe organisation and committed to protecting children and young people from harm. All applicants will undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

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