FOUNDATION MANAGER – Independent School

Location: Brisbane – Southern Suburbs & Logan
Role: Permanent

Seasoned self-starter with a wealth of experience to develop a brand-new support Foundation for a school of excellence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

  • Quals in Business/Community Relations essential. Professional memberships expected
  • Located on lands of the Jagera, Yuggera & Ugarapul people. Very accessible in SEQ
  • Immediate start. Flexible working conditions. $105K + super

Something exciting … 

This innovative school was established in 2010 and prides itself on being deeply committed to the traditions of Indigenous culture, spirituality and identity. Its unique teaching philosophy instils in the jarjums (children) a sense of empowerment, belonging and cultural familiarity. Focus is on four principles of respect – respect for the Self, the Family, the Community and Elders, and Country.

Community and culture is at the core of everything this unique school does as it equips its jarjums with the tools they need to ascertain their identity and find their place in the wider community.

Everything about it – and there is so much – has resonated so soundly with the community that from an initial enrolment of 50, student numbers are now nudging 300. With this growth comes the need for a strong and vibrant Foundation to fund all aspects of the ongoing work of this highly rated innovative school.

Clearly, if you are to bring everything needed to undertake this role, you must have previously built – or been involved in building – a successful and sophisticated Foundation in support of a school, hospital, university, research foundation or similar.

It’s crucial that you know how to translate strategies to opportunities, attract and galvanise sustainable income, cultivate relationships and influence people and attract essential funding in support of the strategies and ongoing work of the school. 

From Day One you will be expected to provide knowledge, expertise, fervency, guidance and the leadership needed for the strategic development of a powerful, integrated fundraising unit.  An affable and approachable self-starter with a can-do attitude and a resilient mindset, you will need to bring a wealth of expertise and experience to this newly established position.

With your passion for the fundraising sector invested in the vision of this organisation, you must be able to think beyond the norm to clearly envisage how you might extend the dream through original concepts and innovative solutions. With access to powerful networks across business and government, and the ability to bring advanced negotiating skills and diplomacy readily into play, you’re known for your skill in building progressive (and productive) relationships with stakeholders across all levels.

Over and above all of these shining attributes is your probity and pragmatism. You understand the way fundraising works so implicitly that you have near-perfect control over the intricacies of taking cultivated relationships to pre-determined, measurable outcomes. Just as importantly, you can clearly identify when, how and who needs to be involved at the various stages of the fundraising process.

If our necessarily brief sketch of what is a new and exciting fundraising and philanthropy challenge has whetted your appetite, please contact us to so we can tell you more about this awesome role.

To be considered for this role, please submit your cover letter and your resume in WORD format using the ‘Apply’ button below or contact Adam Oakhill or Mike Conroy on (07) 3211 0001.

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