Philanthropy Coordinator


• Full-time, permanent position.
• Development & Enterprises Division.
• Reports to the Philanthropy Manager.
• Date reviewed June 2019.

Overview of the position

The Philanthropy Coordinator reports directly to the Philanthropy Manager and plays a pivotal role in the MCA’s primary supporter program called MCA Ambassadors. MCA Ambassadors support exhibitions, social impact programs and the MCA Collection. Working with the Philanthropy Manager, the Philanthropy Coordinator prospects new supporters for the MCA as well as implements the renewal process of the annual giving program. MCA Ambassadors have access to exclusive curatorial previews, private viewings and special events, the core program of which is implemented by the Philanthropy Coordinator in conjunction with the Philanthropy Assistant.

Tasks and responsibilities of the position

• Work with the Development and Enterprises Assistant on administration of the MCA Ambassador program, including donor renewals and donor follow-up.
• Develop trusted relationships with MCA Ambassadors to create lifelong engagement.
• Work with the Philanthropy Assistant on the delivery of the MCA Ambassador core event programs, including artist dinners, curatorial previews and special events.
• In conjunction with the Events Manager, play a central role in the planning and delivery of the primary annual fundraising dinner for the MCA.
• With support from IT, proactive management of the MCA Ambassador database including maintaining donor information, preparing donor information for the MCA Board and the Philanthropy Manager and donor list management.
• Coordinate stewardship for MCA Members into the MCA Ambassador program using software tools, coordinating and attending donor meetings, and the development and implementation of stewardships plans.

General requirements of all MCA employees

We require that all of our employees:
• demonstrate support for innovation and for organisational changes required to improve the MCA’s effectiveness
• work cooperatively with others to produce innovative solutions and recognise the merits of diverse perspectives and the ideas of others
• demonstrate commitment to, and knowledge of, the principles and application of equal employment opportunities and anti-discrimination legislation in the work place
• work in accordance with the principles of equity, access and fairness. Respect WHS work practices and procedures; work with due care and consideration to safeguard your own health and safety and the health and safety of others.

Key selection criteria

Essential criteria

Applicants must be able to demonstrate they have:
• 3-plus years’ experience in patronage and donor programs, or experience in a relationship/client-focused environment
• experience coordinating successful fundraising events and client event programs
• developed interpersonal and project management skills and a desire to enhance the MCA brand, develop trusted relationships and work as a team
• good organisation skills with the ability to juggle competing deadlines and maintain a flexible approach
• excellent communications skills, both written and oral
• good administration skills, especially database management.

Desirable criteria

It would be good if applicants have:
• experience using Ungerboeck.

Terms and conditions of employment

This is a full-time, permanent position reporting to the Philanthropy Manager. Some work out of normal hours (9am – 5.30pm) will be required to cover the MCA’s exhibitions and programs.

Salary package includes:
• annual leave: 4 weeks
• personal leave: 10 days
• superannuation: 9.50% super payments (in accordance with the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992).

The appointment will be conditional on an initial 3-month probationary period, which may also be extended (at the MCA’s discretion) for additional 3 months. Thereafter, termination by either party will require written notice of 4 weeks.

Closing date
9am Friday 5 July 2019.

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