Are you passionate about making a tangible difference in your community? Do you thrive on creativity and autonomy in your work?

South Eastern Community Connect (SECC) is seeking an experienced Fundraising Manager to spearhead new endeavours to generate crucial support for our mission and projects. The new position will require an innovative person who can recruit new supporters and sponsors for a wide range of functions covering many different needs within our community.

About SECC

South Eastern Community Connect (SECC) is a diverse organisation which has been operating in South East Sydney for over 46 years. SECC is dedicated to providing essential community services and programs tailored to individuals, families, and seniors.

Our services include:

• Aged Care
• Out of Hours School Care
• Relief of poverty through food, clothing, and other services
• Youth drop-in
• Transportation
• Respite care
• And other Social Support services

Position Overview

As the Fundraising Manager, you will have the opportunity to establish and lead a dedicated fundraising function covering donations, corporate engagements, trusts, and foundations. Reporting directly to the Communications Manager and working closely with the Leadership Team, you will play a pivotal role in driving revenue growth through innovative strategies and impactful partnerships.

Essential Requirements

• Minimum of three years’ experience in fundraising across various streams
• The proven ability to recruit and expand a donor base focusing on corporates and foundations as well as traditional sources of funding
• Tertiary qualifications in fundraising, philanthropy, or equivalent hands-on marketing/engagement experience
• Demonstrated success in developing and implementing donor acquisition and retention programs
• Proven ability to craft and execute fundraising strategies, driving tangible results
• Excellent analytical skills with a focus on data-driven decision-making
• Exceptional networking and relationship cultivation skills
• Outstanding cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills
• Experience in budget management and achieving measurable income targets
• Ability to identify and develop new revenue streams while enhancing existing opportunities

Desirable Skills

• Experience in the not-for-profit or community sector
• Proficiency with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) databases

Performance Objectives

This is a performance-based role which starts with an initial period of 12 months.

Key Responsibilities

• Develop, execute, and evaluate fundraising strategies
• Cultivate relationships with corporations, trusts, and foundations
• Collaborate with internal stakeholders to integrate fundraising efforts
• Manage the fundraising budget efficiently
• Establish metrics to track fundraising performance
• Prepare progress reports for stakeholders
• Develop fundraising policies in line with best practices
• Collaborate with the Communications Manager on donor communications

General Duties

• Complete administrative tasks accurately and in a timely manner
• Undertake additional duties as required
• Participate in relevant training and development activities
• Maintain privacy and confidentiality
• Adhere to workplace health and safety policies

About the Role

The position will be performance based and the remuneration will be negotiated on that basis.

The base salary is expected to be approximately $110,000 – $115,000 with the contract terms being reviewed after an initial period of 12 months. The expectation is that you will, in the first 12 months, have identified new sources of revenue to expand our charitable services in this increasingly challenging environment.

It is expected that you will bring skills and ideas and a track record for innovation and improvement and you will be given the opportunity to implement them in our environment.

If you’re ready to take on a challenging yet rewarding role with ample room for creativity and impact, we invite you to apply for the Fundraising Manager position at SECC.

Join us in making a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Apply now – send your cover letter and resume to Anne Clatworthy at

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