Philanthropy Specialist

Reporting to the Philanthropy Manager this accountable role will drive revenue through building and maintaining strong relationship with high-net-worth donors as well as identifying prospective donors and philanthropic opportunities.  You will be accountable for the solicitation of gifts, the cultivation and stewardship of a portfolio of individual donors giving at a high value, and for managing the associated reporting and administration. 


Your delivery of high touch, creative and bespoke relationship focused fundraising activities will strengthen a journey of change within the Philanthropy team.  Along with a transformation of our systems and processes at MSFA, this role will contribute to a change of a more propositional focus with our donors.  


In addition to supporting the Philanthropy team with the development and execution of strategy and you will also contribute to discussions and work collaboratively with the broader Engagement department to ensure the effective delivery of fundraising targets and initiatives.  


What you will bring 


As a donor facing fundraiser, you will be known for your confidence in speaking with donors and your personal hunger for delivering toward fundraising targets.  You will be motivated by developing your career in fundraising and being a part of a global humanitarian aid organisation.  Ideally you can demonstrate: 


  • Proven experience in relationship or campaign fundraising. 

  • Knowledge of broad fundraising principles and industry practices. 

  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.  

  • Strong communication and social skills, with the ability to articulate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner.  


Benefits of working with MSFA 


  • Flexible & hybrid working arrangements 

  • Yoga, Meditation & language classes  

  • Salary packaging plus benefits & allowances 

  • Annual salary review 

  • Personal training budget & LinkedIn learning licence 

  • Amazing culture & career development opportunities 

  • An organisation with a strong culture of philanthropy 

  • Employee Assistance Program 

  • Additional leave & purchased leave options 

  • Monthly afternoons off! 

  • Plus so much more!! 




To apply send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] 


Applications will be reviewed on receipt. 


For more information see the attached job description or contact Recruitment on +61 2 8570 2609 with any questions. 


In MSF Australia, we believe the following 5 values form the foundations of our culture – Transparency, Respect, Understanding of Diversity, Stepping In and CollaboraTion. 

At MSF Australia we value T.R.U.S.T as an essential element to how we operate and believe that these organisation values flow from this trust that we build. 


MSF Australia is committed to creating an inclusive and belonging workplace for all our staff. We believe that a diverse team helps us better serve those most in need, we encourage flexibility (in all its forms) and we encourage people from a wide range of backgrounds to apply for this role, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTQIA+, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities. We encourage anyone to request support if you think you may require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or email MSF Australia HR on +61 2 8570 2609 [email protected] 


Please note: 

A criminal record check may be required as part of the selection process. Applicants with criminal records will not automatically be ineligible for the position they are applying for.  


Médecins Sans Frontières Australia has a Child Protection Policy and Covid-19 vaccination policy in place, all employees are required to comply with these policies.