28 February, 2018

Head of Philanthropy

Guardian Australia are seeking a Head of Philanthropy to join our commercial team in Sydney or Melbourne

Guardian Australia ( launched in May 2013 as part of Guardian News & Media (GNM), one of the largest English language newspaper websites in the world (

We are seeking a Head of Philanthropy to join our commercial team in Sydney or Melbourne.

The Head of Philanthropy’s primary objective will be to generate and nurture partnerships to support civic journalism. They will develop and implement a fundraising strategy, research and identify funding projects, represent Guardian Australia publicly to build brand awareness in the philanthropic community, conduct research on individuals, trusts and foundations, innovate with new models for support of civic journalism and develop strategy to expand GNM’s philanthropic reach and income in Australia.

This position will suit someone with experience working in fundraising in a growth-orientated organisation, strong knowledge of the philanthropic sector and funding opportunities, a demonstrated ability to raise and grow a philanthropic revenue stream, knowledge of one or more of digital, media, higher education, research and development for not-for-profit sectors in Australia and a large donor network. Additionally, the successful candidate will be digitally savvy, self-motivated, strategic, optimistic and results-driven with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently.

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You will be required to upload your résumé (maximum three pages) plus covering letter as one document.

This role is being offered on a full-time, permanent basis.

Applications will remain open until this position is filled.

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Applicants should be legally eligible to work in Australia. Guardian Australia is unable to sponsor prospective employees’ visa applications.



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Emily Dale