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~ Help shape the future of private sector conservation ~ Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife at 30 sanctuaries in which we own or manage in partnership, covering a total of more than 6.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre.   With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation.   AWC’s mission - to deliver effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats - is achieved by: Operations - delivering effective large-scale land management including fire management, feral animal control, weed control and infrastructure management. Science - delivering a nationally-coherent program of ecological surveys with a focus on monitoring key conservation assets and threats, conducting applied research relevant to wildlife conservation, implementing conservation programs including reintroductions, and providing advice to management.  Fundraising - mobilising finance (primarily, tax deductible donations) from the general public and philanthropists including through effective communication of AWC conservation programs.   We are seeking a data-driven communications and fundraising expert to join our Development (fundraising) team in the role of Development Associate, Annual Programs. Based nationally, the role will suit an early career professional who is passionate about wildlife, data-driven fundraising, and compelling communications. You will be joining a talented and high-performing national team of development professionals who are committed to creating better outcomes for Australia’s threatened wildlife.Your key responsibilities will be to design and implement fundraising programs focused on supporters giving up to $1,000 annually.  You will develop and implant plans to acquire new supporters, reactivate lapsed supporters, and inspire current regular and general donors to lift their giving. Data-driven analysis and decision making will be an important component of your programs – a curious and inquiring mind is essential! To exceed in this role, you require:A passionate and genuine interest in the conservation of Australia’s wildlife and their habitats.Outstanding written and oral communication skills, with an emphasis on persuasive communication.The ability to clearly convey an organisational mission and inspire support for that mission amongst a wide variety of stakeholders.  (Experience in successfully selling a product or concept will be very highly regarded). Exceptional attention to detail and organisational skills, including the ability to manage multiple simultaneous appeals to a variety of audiences.Demonstrated experience segmenting and analysing data to maximise business objectives.A strong work ethic including a willingness to travel, as well as extended hours and weekends as required. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the ongoing growth of an innovative, successful organisation which is helping shape the future of conservation in Australia.  An attractive remuneration package is available for a candidate with suitable professional, commercial or fundraising experience. Closing date for applications: Sunday 19 June 2022. However, applicants will be short-listed on an ongoing basis so early submission of your application is highly encouraged. For a full position description for this role, please see below or visit our careers page: www.australianwildlife.org/work-with-awc/careers/ Enquiries: Dani Ryder – Development Executive - Mid-Level Givingt: (08) 6183 3661 e: dani.ryder@australianwildlife.org  Applications:  Send a detailed covering letter outlining your suitability for this role, a copy of your CV and a sample of persuasive writing that you have written (ie. direct appeal, business case, or similar) - in one document (noting where you saw the advertisement) – to: employment@australianwildlife.org Please note:  Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa in place that allows ongoing full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position. Sponsorship is not available. If you apply for this role, AWC will include you in its ongoing updates and communications about its events, activities and fundraising initiatives. You may opt out of these communications at any time.  To learn more about AWC, please visit our website: www.australianwildlife.org/ JD - Development Associate Annual Programs 70000 AUD Perth 6000

Development Associate (Flexible Location)

~ Help shape the future of private sector conservation ~ 

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife at 30 sanctuaries in which we own or manage in partnership, covering a total of more than 6.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre.   With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation.   

AWC’s mission - to deliver effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats - is achieved by: 

  • Operations - delivering effective large-scale land management including fire management, feral animal control, weed control and infrastructure management. 
  • Science - delivering a nationally-coherent program of ecological surveys with a focus on monitoring key conservation assets and threats, conducting applied research relevant to wildlife conservation, implementing conservation programs including reintroductions, and providing advice to management.  
  • Fundraising - mobilising finance (primarily, tax deductible donations) from the general public and philanthropists including through effective communication of AWC conservation programs.   

We are seeking a data-driven communications and fundraising expert to join our Development (fundraising) team in the role of Development Associate, Annual Programs. Based nationally, the role will suit an early career professional who is passionate about wildlife, data-driven fundraising, and compelling communications. You will be joining a talented and high-performing national team of development professionals who are committed to creating better outcomes for Australia’s threatened wildlife.

Your key responsibilities will be to design and implement fundraising programs focused on supporters giving up to $1,000 annually.  You will develop and implant plans to acquire new supporters, reactivate lapsed supporters, and inspire current regular and general donors to lift their giving. Data-driven analysis and decision making will be an important component of your programs – a curious and inquiring mind is essential!

 

To exceed in this role, you require:

  • A passionate and genuine interest in the conservation of Australia’s wildlife and their habitats.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, with an emphasis on persuasive communication.
  • The ability to clearly convey an organisational mission and inspire support for that mission amongst a wide variety of stakeholders.  (Experience in successfully selling a product or concept will be very highly regarded). 
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organisational skills, including the ability to manage multiple simultaneous appeals to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience segmenting and analysing data to maximise business objectives.
  • A strong work ethic including a willingness to travel, as well as extended hours and weekends as required. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the ongoing growth of an innovative, successful organisation which is helping shape the future of conservation in Australia.  An attractive remuneration package is available for a candidate with suitable professional, commercial or fundraising experience.

 

Closing date for applications: Sunday 19 June 2022. However, applicants will be short-listed on an ongoing basis so early submission of your application is highly encouraged. 

For a full position description for this role, please see below or visit our careers page: www.australianwildlife.org/work-with-awc/careers/

 

Enquiries: Dani Ryder – Development Executive - Mid-Level Giving

t: (08) 6183 3661

e: dani.ryder@australianwildlife.org  

Applications:  
Send a detailed covering letter outlining your suitability for this role, a copy of your CV and a sample of persuasive writing that you have written (ie. direct appeal, business case, or similar) - in one document (noting where you saw the advertisement) – to: employment@australianwildlife.org

 

Please note:  

  1. Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa in place that allows ongoing full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position. Sponsorship is not available. 
  2. If you apply for this role, AWC will include you in its ongoing updates and communications about its events, activities and fundraising initiatives. You may opt out of these communications at any time. 

 

To learn more about AWC, please visit our website: www.australianwildlife.org/