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Group Manager, Supporter Engagement

Are you passionate about using your fundraising and relationship building skills to make a difference in the lives of children and young people across Australia?Are you ready to use your experience to both create and implement strategies for new fundraising initiatives while nurturing our current supporters?Full time role with flexible locationAbout SU AustraliaSU Australia is an interdenominational Christian movement committed to supporting children, young people and their families to discover life through the provision of school chaplaincy services, camps, community-based missions, schools ministry, and at-risk youth programs. SU Australia also offers nationally recognised training programs in youth work through the SU Institute of Training (RTO 30548).SU Australia is part of the worldwide Scripture Union movement, a movement of Christians working with churches to make God’s Good News known to children, young people, and families and to encourage people of all ages to meet God daily through Bible reading and prayer. (scriptureunion.org.au) SU Australia is a charitable 'limited by guarantee' not-for-profit organisation comprising more than 1,000 staff and thousands of volunteers, working with churches, and serving in communities in all states and territories across Australia.  All SU Australia staff and volunteers are empowered and equipped to champion a child safe culture and are committed to the highest standards of safety and care in our work with children, young people, and families.About this positionThis new position has been established to create and implement a national engagement and fundraising strategy to ensure that SU achieves its vision. Working closely with the Group CEO and regional teams, you will develop fundraising targets and own the fundraising income budget.  You will play a key role in facilitating the nurturing of relationships with major donors and partners while also having responsibility for financial partnerships, grants, philanthropy and bequests.  Collaborating with senior leaders across the organisation, you will develop and implement a communications strategy for the broader supporters of SU that ensures that all of our supporters, including prayer partners, volunteers and donors, are part of a designed journey.  You will have experience in creating supporter funnels with plans and communications that are valuable for SU and supporters at all stages of their connection with SU.You will lead a team who will work closely with local field ministry teams to provide support and training for local grassroots fundraising and communication initiatives.The successful candidate will have:A minimum of five years experience working in supporter engagement and/or fundraising, ideally in the not-for-profit sector;   Experience working  across a geographically dispersed organisation and/or an organisation of significant size;CFRE or FIA Certificate of Fundraising or tertiary qualifications in business, fundraising or marketing related disciplines preferred; andDemonstrated experience in leading a team.ApplicationsIn order to be considered for this role, please complete your application including the following:Cover Letter â€“ Clearly outlining how you meet the key accountabilities listed above for our ‘successful candidate’, including your cultural fit within SU; andCurrent CV. Please click on the link below to apply. The closing date for this position is Friday 9th September 2022.  For all other general enquiries please contact James Angus, Group Director Mission Support, on ph. 07 3112 6427.(Recruitment agencies need not enquire or apply. Only direct candidate applications will be considered.)  Click here for Role Statement 100000 AUD Sydney 2000

Group Manager, Supporter Engagement

  • Are you passionate about using your fundraising and relationship building skills to make a difference in the lives of children and young people across Australia?
  • Are you ready to use your experience to both create and implement strategies for new fundraising initiatives while nurturing our current supporters?
  • Full time role with flexible location

About SU Australia

SU Australia is an interdenominational Christian movement committed to supporting children, young people and their families to discover life through the provision of school chaplaincy services, camps, community-based missions, schools ministry, and at-risk youth programs. SU Australia also offers nationally recognised training programs in youth work through the SU Institute of Training (RTO 30548).

SU Australia is part of the worldwide Scripture Union movement, a movement of Christians working with churches to make God’s Good News known to children, young people, and families and to encourage people of all ages to meet God daily through Bible reading and prayer. (scriptureunion.org.au

SU Australia is a charitable 'limited by guarantee' not-for-profit organisation comprising more than 1,000 staff and thousands of volunteers, working with churches, and serving in communities in all states and territories across Australia.  

All SU Australia staff and volunteers are empowered and equipped to champion a child safe culture and are committed to the highest standards of safety and care in our work with children, young people, and families.

About this position

This new position has been established to create and implement a national engagement and fundraising strategy to ensure that SU achieves its vision. Working closely with the Group CEO and regional teams, you will develop fundraising targets and own the fundraising income budget.  You will play a key role in facilitating the nurturing of relationships with major donors and partners while also having responsibility for financial partnerships, grants, philanthropy and bequests.  

Collaborating with senior leaders across the organisation, you will develop and implement a communications strategy for the broader supporters of SU that ensures that all of our supporters, including prayer partners, volunteers and donors, are part of a designed journey.  You will have experience in creating supporter funnels with plans and communications that are valuable for SU and supporters at all stages of their connection with SU.

You will lead a team who will work closely with local field ministry teams to provide support and training for local grassroots fundraising and communication initiatives.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of five years experience working in supporter engagement and/or fundraising, ideally in the not-for-profit sector;   
  • Experience working  across a geographically dispersed organisation and/or an organisation of significant size;
  • CFRE or FIA Certificate of Fundraising or tertiary qualifications in business, fundraising or marketing related disciplines preferred; and
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a team.

Applications
In order to be considered for this role, please complete your application including the following:

  • Cover Letter â€“ Clearly outlining how you meet the key accountabilities listed above for our ‘successful candidate’, including your cultural fit within SU; and
  • Current CV. 

Please click on the link below to apply. The closing date for this position is Friday 9th September 2022.  For all other general enquiries please contact James Angus, Group Director Mission Support, on ph. 07 3112 6427.

(Recruitment agencies need not enquire or apply. Only direct candidate applications will be considered.)