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The following career opportunities are available within the Bible Society Australia Group:

National Manager – Donor Care

Permanent position
Location: Sydney NSW (This role could be located anywhere in Australia)
Competitive salary + car + laptop + mobile

Organisation information

At Bible Society Australia (BSA), a cross denominational charity, our mission is to engage people with the Bible in a language they can understand, in a format they can use and at a price they can afford. We also translate, publish and distribute the Bible and Bible resources to a range of organisations and individuals.

As our traditional donor base ages, it is increasingly important that we find new and innovative ways to identify, steward, and garner prayerful and financial support from new major donors.

About the role

This position seeks to design and implement a strategic plan for the growth of our major donor base, the stewarding of our existing major donors, and the identification of major donor prospects, including, where appropriate, bequest prospects. This position leads, coaches and manages a team of Donor Care Representatives across the country to deliver against qualitative and quantitative KPIs as described below. The position also requires the personal maintenance and growth of a major donor base.

Lead, coach and manage a team of Donor Care Representatives across Australia to deliver against KPIs described below:

  • Design and implement a robust and innovative strategy to ensure:
    • Stewardship of existing donors
    • Growth in numbers of new active donors
    • Identification of new major donor prospects
  • Ensure Donor Care team is appropriately supported with:
    • Quality marketing materials (in partnership with marketing team)
    • Relevant training and development
    • Regular face-to-face and online communications
    • Tools of trade
  • Identify new and innovative ways to source and develop new major donors
  • Manage and grow a personal portfolio of major donors
  • Use BSA’s CRM, ThankQ to interrogate database of existing supporters, identifying opportunities for growth
  • Use BSA’s CRM, ThankQ to manage team performance on a monthly basis, using a combination of activity measures and financial measures, and identify areas for improvement and development
  • Devise plans for effective and efficient workflow for the team to ensure best use of time and resources
  • Ensure team enters all activity, communications and relevant notes into ThankQ as the source of truth for interaction with our donors and prospects.
  • Lead team to embody the culture and ethos of BSA in interactions with donors and prospects.

In so doing, both offer prayerful support to donors, and seek prayerful support of our work.

Job Requirements

To be considered for this role it is essential that you have demonstrated skills:

  • Leadership and management of teams to high performance
  • Empathy with fundraisers and ability to coach them to high performance
  • Proven track record working in a senior fundraising management role
  • Excellent working knowledge and understanding of Major Donor Fundraising Programs
  • Superior communication, influencing and relationship building skills
  • Proactive, innovative and strategic
  • Excellent budget and financial management
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications
  • Proven track record in engaging and nurturing major donors and high net worth individuals
  • Able to act autonomously as well as work as part of a team
  • Attention to detail and sense of urgency.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and willingness to perform a wide range of duties.

If this role sounds like you we would like to hear from you!

Please email a resume and cover letter outlining how you meet the essential criteria, listed above, to [email protected]

Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately as the closing date for applications is 28 November 2016.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a police check and working with children’s check.


National Manager – Church and Community Relations

Permanent position
Location: Sydney NSW (This role could be located anywhere in Australia)
Competitive salary + car + laptop + mobile

Organisation information

At Bible Society Australia (BSA), a cross denominational charity, our mission is to engage people with the Bible in a language they can understand, in a format they can use and at a price they can afford. We also translate, publish and distribute the Bible and Bible resources to a range of organisations and individuals.

BSA is blessed with the prayerful and financial support of some 2,500 churches and community organisations. We believe that significant growth opportunities still exist in this segment.

About the role

This position seeks to design and implement a strategic plan for the growth of our churches and community organisations support base, the stewarding of our existing supporting churches and community organisations, and the identification of new church and community organisations prospects. This position leads a team of Church and Community Relations Representatives across Australia to deliver against qualitative and quantitative KPIs as described below. The role also includes the on-going relationship management of a number of high-value church partners and associations.

Lead, coach and manage a team of Church and Community Relations Representatives across Australia to deliver against KPIs described below:

  • Design and implement a robust and innovative strategy to ensure:
    • Stewardship of existing supporters
    • Growth in numbers of new active supporters
    • Identification of new church prospects
  • Ensure Church and Community Relations team is appropriately supported with:
    • Quality marketing materials (in partnership with marketing team)
    • Relevant training and development
    • Regular face-to-face and online communications
    • Tools of trade
  • Identify new and innovative ways to source and develop new church and community organisation supporters
  • Manage and grow a personal portfolio of church and community organisation supporters
  • Use BSA’s CRM, ThankQ to interrogate database of existing supporters, identifying opportunities for growth, particularly within identified ‘Top Tier Churches’, and within denominations where we are underrepresented.
  • Use BSA’s CRM, ThankQ to manage team performance on a monthly basis, using a combination of activity measures and financial measures, and identify areas for improvement and development
  • Devise plans for effective and efficient workflow for the team to ensure best use of time and resources
  • Wherever possible, identify new major donor prospects from within congregations and refer to relevant Donor Care Representative.
  • Ensure team enters all activity, communications and relevant notes into ThankQ as the source of truth for interaction with our donors and prospects.
  • Lead team to embody the culture and ethos of BSA in interactions with donors and prospects.

In so doing, both offer prayerful support to donors, and seek prayerful support of our work.

Job Requirements

To be considered for this role it is essential that you have demonstrated skills:

  • Leadership and management of teams to high performance
  • Empathy with fundraisers and ability to coach them to high performance
  • Proven track record working in a senior fundraising management role
  • Excellent working knowledge and understanding of Fundraising Programs for Churches
  • Superior communication, influencing and relationship building skills
  • Proactive, innovative and strategic
  • Excellent budget and financial management
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications
  • Proven track record in engaging and nurturing major donors and high net worth individuals
  • Able to act autonomously as well as work as part of a team
  • Attention to detail and sense of urgency.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and willingness to perform a wide range of duties.

If this role sounds like you we would like to hear from you!

Please email a resume and cover letter outlining how you meet the essential criteria, listed above, to [email protected]

Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately as the closing date for applications is 28 November 2016.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a police check and working with children’s check.


Senior Donor Relations Representative

Permanent position

Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Competitive salary + car + laptop + mobile

Organisation information

Bible Society Australia (BSA) is an Australian not-for-profit charity dedicated to making the Bible available to all people, in Australia and around the world, in a language they can understand, in a format they can use, and at a price they can afford. Founded in 1817, BSA is part of a fellowship of 146 Bible Societies around the world. The mission of BSA is to translate, publish, distribute and engage people with the Bible, both in Australia and internationally.

About the role

Reporting into the National Fundraising Manager, this role is part of the Church Relations and Donor Care Fundraising Team which operates throughout Australia. Based in Melbourne the purpose of this role is to engage with individuals to gain their prayerful, practical and financial support of BSA.

The successful candidate will be responsible for raising funds to enable BSA to fulfil its mission. This role is pivotal in identifying, qualifying and seeking financial support from individuals, businesses and the community, in person and at Bible Society events.  The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and nurturing relationships with key supporters, including major donors and bequestors, through regular communication to ensure relationship development.

Essential Criteria

To be considered for this role it is essential that you have:

  • A proven track record in fundraising and meeting financial KPIs.
  • Demonstrated experience in face to face fundraising.
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building and communication skills.
  • Experience managing and developing donor relationships.
  • Promotion of fundraising campaigns to supporters.
  • The ability work independently, using your own initiative.
  • A desire to further the Christian message through the work of Bible Society Australia.
  • Ability to work across denominations.

If this role sounds like you we would like to hear from you!

To apply

Please email a resume and cover letter outlining how you meet the essential criteria, listed above, to [email protected]

Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately as the position will be closed once the successful applicant has been appointed.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a police check and working with children’s check.


Volunteer Position: Church Agent

Advocate for the work of Bible Society in your church community
Hours flexible to suit your lifestyle
Ongoing position
Sydney metropolitan locations

Bible Society Australia (BSA) is an Australian not-for-profit charity dedicated to making the Bible available to all people, in Australia and around the world, in a language they can understand, in a format they can use, and at a price they can afford. Founded in 1817, BSA is part of a fellowship of 152 Bible Societies around the world. The mission of BSA is to translate, publish, distribute and engage people with the Bible, both in Australia and internationally.

We are currently looking for people who are passionate about the Bible and willing to advocate for its importance in their community. This is a great opportunity to use a small amount of your time and people skills in your church community to help more people around the world gain access to the Bible.

The purpose of this position is to be a spokesperson for the work of BSA within your church community. The objective is to build relationships, good will and partnerships to aid the ongoing mission of BSA. This includes but is not limited to-

  • Connecting with people in your church community about the work of BSA.
  • Mobilising a network of people to pray via the BSA Prayer Partners program.
  • Promotion of BSA events, fundraising and other activities in your local Christian community.
  • Fundraising for BSA through connections with your church mission and aid committee and promotion of BSA’s regular appeals.
  • Facilitation of other partnership opportunities where relevant and in conjunction with your local BSA Church and Community Relations Coordinator.

If this role sounds like you we would like to hear from you!

To apply

Please email an expression of interest letter outlining your skills and experience and a recent resume to [email protected] for more information please call Jo Armstrong on 02 9870 5621.

Please note: A full recruitment process will take place including an interview, references and police check, as well a thorough induction and ongoing training for the successful applicants.

Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.

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