Philanthropy Partnerships Manager
- The Sunrise Project
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|About the role
The Philanthropy Partnerships Manager is a new role within The Sunrise Project’s fundraising team. The role manages an organizationally-important portfolio of foundation funders located mostly in Australia, including funder cultivation and stewardship. The role identifies new funder prospects and chart paths to building relationships and closing gifts. Additionally, the role creates tailored strategies for funders and prospects in their portfolio, and works with program experts and a Donor Communications specialist to prepare proposals, reports, and other materials needed to educate funders and secure grants.
Increases the prospect pipeline by identifying potential new supporters through identification and qualification;
Creates strategies to close gifts from foundation funders in collaboration with the Executive and Managing Director, Development;
Supports the Sunrise executive team in liaising with our donors regarding program work and funding needs including strategy briefings, goals, and talking points in advance of meetings and supporting follow up to close grants.
Builds and maintains high level relationships with funders and represents the organisation in funder meetings as needed;
Prepares funding proposals and reports in collaboration with Donor Communications and Program experts.
Leads on high performance, collaborative and sustainable teamworking by fostering Sunrise’s culture and hiring, managing and developing talented individuals.
Aligns own work and OKR’s with Sunrise’s mission and Values.
Required skills, knowledge and experience
Track record of closing 6-and 7-figure gifts
Well-developed ability to engage professionally with funders in person and by email
Excellent writing skills for proposals, reports, and other funder outreach;
Compelling interpersonal communication skills
Financial acumen for proposal and report budgets
A passion for action on climate change and a commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
Employment background checks are required.
Attend funder meetings, as needed.
Intermittent travel domestically, rurally and internationally with advanced notice may be required.
Flexibility to adjust work hours to accommodate multiple time zones
How Sunrise supports its staff
Workspace Benefits incl: Macbook & access. + initial $2,000 for home workspace equipment + $800 every 2 yrs + $75 pm phone, data, internet.
Solidarity and community leave 1 week pa
Cultural leave (floating public holidays)
Gifted leave (over Christmas and New Year)
12 weeks paid parental leave (conditions apply)
Access to an Employee Assistance Program
Professional development (up to $2000 pa )
Flexible work policy, including hybrid-remote working
Coaching and management support with regular 1:1 meetings
Performance reviews and feedback to support you and the team to reflect and grow
Co-developed initial 3-6 month work plan to support your onboarding
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