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The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) stands for ecological sustainability. We get to the heart of environmental problems by tackling the underlying social and economic causes and have been a strong and effective voice for the environment for 50 years. If you want to work for an innovative leader that aims to inspire and empower Australians, we want to hear from you.

  1. Direct Marketing Manager 

 Direct Marketing Manager - through NGO Recruitment, our recruiting partner

Please click here to apply

  • Join Australia’s leading national environmental group
  • Lead and innovate the Direct Marketing program currently raising +$8 million income
  • Join a highly skilled, passionate fundraising team with excellent leadership

The Organisation

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has a bold strategy to transform Australia. For the past 50 years they have protected places of national importance. Now they are expanding their focus to the systems that threaten nature and people, focussing on solving the underlying drivers of unsustainable practices rather than simply responding to the symptoms.

ACF continue to advocate to political and business leaders, and also work with communities - partnering with sectors that can make a real difference - and engaging strongly to create a healthy future for Australia.

The Role

Reporting to the Director of Fundraising you will play a critical role in leading ACF’s direct marketing program including the acquisition, retention and development of both the regular giving program and the cash donor program.

With support from the Fundraising Director, you will;

  • Lead and manage regular giving, including managing Face to Face fundraising and online lead generation
  • Oversee the cash donor program responsible for 4 major campaigns (mail/digital) and emergency appeals
  • Provide insight and develop data analytics to improve retention and limit attrition and decline rates
  • Source, negotiate and manage key relationships with service providers
  • Be responsible for the program’s revenue forecasting model and annual budget
  • Manage and mentor the Direct Marketing Officer

Skills Required

This role would be suited to an ambitious, confident fundraiser with a proven track record managing direct marketing programs where regular giving has been the key focus.

You will be;

  • Influential, able to engage stakeholders internally and externally
  • Strategic, able to apply big picture thinking
  • Pragmatic, able to exercise good judgement when taking risks
  • Creative, your expertise will enable you to think outside the box

Your proven experience and innovative approach will be your key to success in this role.

If you are looking to work in an exceptional fundraising team for a cutting edge advocacy organisation please click here to apply, submitting your resume and covering letter in MS Word format quoting reference #33059 or phone Emma Adams on 03 8319 4090 for further information.