Key Relationship Manager – Major Donors

Key Relationship Manager - Major Donors

  • Exceptional communicator sought to steward and grow our Major Donor program
  • Collaborative and friendly workplace culture in a superb CBD location
  • Make your mark with a bold organisation with a passion for gender equality
  • Leave loading and salary packaging benefits
  • Full Time, 38 hours per week

Plan International Australia is seeking a fundraising professional with experience in implementing and developing a Major Donor program. 

You will genuinely enjoy interacting with people, building relationships and delivering exceptional donor experiences. You will be results-driven, passionate about your role and will not be shy in engaging donors and ‘making the ask’.

You will also demonstrate initiative, have exceptional attention to detail and have the motivation to go the extra mile for a donor.

This is an incredibly rewarding job within a friendly, dedicated and high-performing team. 

Candidates must have:

  • A sound knowledge of fundraising with experience in implementing and developing a Major Donor program. 
  • Demonstrated experience liaising with Major Donors, and a broad range of philanthropic individuals and funds. 
  • Exceptional relationship management skills. 
  • Demonstrated experience in cultivating Major Donors to make a major gift.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with donors and colleagues.
  • Experience in organising events, public speaking and/or delivering presentations and representing Plan at a senior level.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with extensive experience communicating to a broad range of people including major donors, board members, senior staff and volunteers.
  • High level of computer literacy including word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Proven high level organisational and time management skills including ability to manage work flows and balance competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to challenges, to work effectively in a small, diverse and busy cross-functional team environment with minimal supervision.


  • Tertiary qualification in Fundraising or related study such as Marketing and or Communication
  • Experience or knowledge of co-ordinating an appeals program
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud CRM
  • Knowledge of International Development


For more information, please view the Position Description.


About Plan International Australia

Plan International is a global not-for-profit, working to change the world so that all children can live happy and healthy lives, and so girls in all their diversities can take their rightful place as equals.

For 80 years we’ve worked hand-in-hand with local communities, so babies can survive their first 1000 days, so children can learn in safe environments, so girls can strive for work outside the home, so young people can speak up for their rights. We know that girls are the most marginalised by poverty, and for too long have been held back from reaching their full potential. This is why we work with all children to solve poverty but especially girls. 

We have a long history, but our approach is new. We’re secular, and we view the children, families and local communities we work with as our partners and our equals. 

Possibility. Opportunity. Equality. Partnership. Love. Humanity. This is what we stand for. 

Stand with us. Stand for equality.


How to Apply

To be considered for the role, applicants must attach both, an updated CV and a cover letter clearly stating how their skills and experience meet each of the selection criteria, which is listed on the Position Description.

Please include the title of the role in the subject line and email to

Applications must arrive before 9am 5 February 2020


Plan International Australia is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive workplace culture that embraces and celebrates diversity.  We welcome applications from all sectors of the community because we believe diverse opinions and experiences will enrich our team and best represent our beneficiaries and partners across the globe.

Plan has a zero tolerance for child abuse and is a child safe, girls’ rights organisation.

As part of the screening process, candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory National police Check, sign our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct, and where necessary complete a Working with Children Check and undergo psychometric testing.

Join Plan International Australia and help create justice for children and equality for girls.