Foundation Manager

The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) is proud to be recognised as a 2022 Winner of The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice.The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) is one of Australia's most prestigious Sports, Hospitality, Events, and Property Development companies. As well as running elite horse racing at Caulfield, Ladbrokes Park (Sandown), and Mornington Racecourses, we own 14 pub venues under the Pegasus Leisure Group (PLG), an emerging collection of owned events such as The Peninsula Picnic and the MRC Foundation, our charitable arm.We have an exciting and rare opportunity for a Foundation Manager to join MRC looking after the MRC Foundation. This role will be responsible for developing and leading corporate, individual and community engagement initiatives that support raising philanthropic funds to meet the revenue needs and goals of the MRC Foundation.The successful candidate will be required to work occasional weekends and late nights as required by MRC Foundation events and fundraisers.What will my responsibilities be?Developing and maintaining positive and effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders for the benefit of MRCIdentify growth opportunities and develop customer retention strategiesPreparation of succinct Board papers to enable the Board to make decisions, monitor and receive updates on the matters reserved to the BoardDevelop and submit grant proposals to foundations, corporations and government agenciesIdentify opportunities for special campaigns and eventsDevelopment and execution of annual fundraising initiatives and campaigns to ensure the Foundation can deliver its strategic plan and visionEstablishing a competitive fundraising program through proposals, sponsorship, and donor contributionsProvide reporting and manage record-keeping systems ensuring privacy, data accuracy, timely reporting and online/offline data securityLeading the design and delivery of data driven customer centric one to one direct marketing communications across multiple channels for our business customersStewardship of newly created bequest programIdentification and relationship of management of donor mix; i.e regular givers, major donors etcDeveloping and achieving set fundraising targets and reports tracking, in conjunction with managementSkills & ExperienceBachelor of Business Marketing, Communications or equivalent combination of education and experience8 – 10 years’ experience in a similar role in a corporate foundation or not-for-profit organisationExtensive fundraising development experience including a record of significant accomplishments and success in achieving measurable fundraising goalsDemonstrated success in delivering effective and valued community programs within a large corporate structureProven experience in managing relationships with clients/ partnersUnderstanding of relevant governance, finance and lawDemonstrated ability to assume a variety of responsibilities and work under pressure and time restraintsProven experience in planning, organising and coordinating workload/tasks in situations where demands of a diverse nature are involvedProven experience in maintaining financial records, expense management and reportingWhat’s in it for you?Flexible working arrangements to support a work-life balance.Ongoing learning & development opportunities through the organisation-wide DRIVE Development program.Access to our year-round well-being initiatives including our Employee Assistance Program for staff and family.Racing Industry Member passes, discounts across our family of brands and free tickets to a wide range of events.Free onsite parking or a short walk from Caulfield Station.Paid Volunteer and Parental Leave.Melbourne Racing Club values differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion, and sexual orientations and encourages all suitable applicants to apply for this role. AUD Caulfield 3162