Head of Capital Campaigns

Irabina is an Aboriginal word for awakening.

We awaken the possibilities within individuals with autism, empowering them to achieve their full potential.

Irabina is the biggest paediatric autism service provider in Australia and has been supporting autistic children and young people with autism for the past 50 years. We are at the cutting edge of service delivery and have helped shape how autism therapies are delivered in Australia through evidence-based support, intervention services, education, and training programs.

We believe that our staff at Irabina are as unique and special as the children and young people that we provide support for.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to apply your skills and experience to work with a passionate leader and help make a difference.

The role

The Head of Campaigns will report to the Chief Marketing Officer, closely supported by the CEO, and work extensively with a highly skilled external fundraising partner to provide direction and support through the Capital Campaign. Lead all facets of the campaign, with a 3–5-year goal to raise $35m.

  • Lead the internal fundraising and events team.
  • Prepare and support the CEO and Capital Campaign Chair with reports and administration for their role in the Capital Campaign.
  • Oversee and actively manage the database, campaign prospect lists, prospect research and prospect tracking.
  • Schedule and support campaign meetings and manage the campaign expense budget.

About you

You are a rising star and well connected in the fundraising space, with a background in capital campaigns and major gift fundraising. You can operate both at a strategic and operational level. With an entrepreneurial approach and a high level of agility and flexibility, the successful candidate will possess superior negotiation and communication skills to manage complex internal and external stakeholder relationships and partnerships.

  • Demonstrated understanding of capital campaign fundraising principles and strategies.
  • Ability to organise complex and multifaceted projects.
  • Strong entrepreneurial skill and ability to leverage existing relationships to generate new donors.
  • Proven ability to effectively develop significant gift fundraising and advance best practices.
  • Ability to thrive in a small NFP organisation and lead a team to reach a fundraising goal.
  • Strong influencing and collaborative skills with the credibility and persuasiveness to build relationships and secure support from diverse sources.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications, organisational and time management.

The benefits:

  • Competitive salary and access to a generous not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,550 of your salary tax-free). Never heard of it? Check it out here
  • Market leading, innovative programs that no other autism centre in Australia runs.
  • Full induction program including Autism specific training across multiple programs and disciplines
  • True work/life balance
  • Make a difference in a fun, fast paced and dynamic environment

Our Values – ISEE

Integrity through fairness and honesty.
Support through caring, partnering and being family centred.
Empower through building strengths and providing knowledge.
Excellence through innovation, flexibility, and best practice.

If this is you – Apply Now! 

Join the Irabina Family

We’ve been growing at an enormous rate over the last few years. That strength meant during the Covid lockdown, when others were closing their doors or laying off staff, we were able to maintain every single staff member and continued to grow exponentially. As we grow, we need more passionate people to join our Irabina family.

We have multiple job opportunities available at our Bayswater, Pakenham/Cardinia and Bundoora sites, as well as remote options for people working from home.

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