Major Gifts Manager
The National Art School is Australia’s leading art school with a progressive agenda for growth and a firm commitment to continuing studio-based education. The National Art School (NAS) is accredited through TEQSA and offers Bachelor of Fine Art, Masters and Doctorate courses in Photomedia, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, and Printmaking; and core subjects in Drawing and Art History and Theory. The School is at the forefront of learning, creativity and innovative practice utilising its independent identity and distinctive studio-based teaching model to deliver exceptional higher education and research, scholarship and professional practice. In 2019 the NSW Arts Minister announced a 45 year lease and ongoing funding to the National Art School as a State Significant Organisation (SSO) which has afforded ongoing certainty of tenure onsite and the foundation to build a successful independent art school.
The Major Gifts Manager will be an experienced relationship fundraiser responsible for prospecting and cultivating philanthropic support from high-net worth individuals, trusts, foundations and other partners support programs and capital projects.
This position will work closely with the Head of Fundraising and Development to establish a strategy for Leadership Gift cultivation and solicitation, and to develop an individual donor recognition program. The Major Gifts Manager will be responsible for creating new solicitation materials and identifying, segmenting, and developing a pool of major gift prospects. You will be required to be fully conversant with the National Art School’s academic and public programs, masterplan and renewal strategy, and value proposition.
What you bring to the role
Extensive experience and a proven track record of major gift fundraising, combined with demonstrated positive relationships with current high net worth individuals in Sydney and Australia. You will have a high level of professionalism and diplomacy, along with the ability to think strategically and creatively. You will have excellent communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively and collegially with internal and external stakeholders, as well as experience in planning large scale fundraising campaigns, providing briefing notes and meeting scripts, and managing complex budgets and reports.
How to Apply
Please visit the National Art School website www.nas.edu.au for more information and to download the position description. Please include the following in your application:
• A covering letter addressing how your experience matches the job requirements.
• A comprehensive resume addressing your suitability for the role which align with the key responsibilities, qualifications and experience outlined in the position description.
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The National Art School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
The closing date for all applications will be Sunday, 6 February 2022.