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Position Vacant, Senior Philanthropy Officer

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated fundraising and development professional to join our team.

The Senior Philanthropy Officer will provide specialist support within the Fundraising and Development department, helping to deliver and grow the Convent’s year-round fundraising initiatives. With your exceptional grant writing skills, complimented by strong research and analytical skills, and excellent project management, copywriting and content creation experience, you will support the Head of Development in maintaining a successful and sustainable philanthropy and development program at the Convent.

The successful applicant will be a personable and driven individual with a strong work ethic, and a passion for turning ambition into reality by developing successful funding submissions. Ideally, you are an all-round enthusiastic and positive team player; a flexible self-starter with a genuine interest in supporting arts, culture, community connectedness and wellbeing.

This is a full-time fixed-term contract role until 30 September 2023, with a salary package of circa $78,000 per annum (plus superannuation). A six-month probation applies.

Abbotsford Convent is committed to equity and inclusion and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people of all abilities, and people from LGBTQIA+ communities.

To apply

Please download and read the position description.

Applications should be directed to Richard Green at NGO Recruitment and comprise of:

  • A current CV.
  • A covering letter (no more than one page) detailing why you would like to work for the Abbotsford Convent Foundation within the Development department.
  • Response to the Key Selection Criteria citing relevant examples of your experience and achievements (no more than three pages).


All enquiries should be directed to Richard Green or Natalie Brooker at NGO Recruitment in the first instance on 03 8080 8977.