Jobs - 25 May 2021

Donor Relationship Specialist

The Position

The Donor Relationship Specialist, internally referred to as Outreach Specialist, is responsible for building relationships with key supporters (eg high-value supporters, trusts and foundations, and/or confirmed bequestors) in order to deliver income targets. The role includes relationship-building activities via platforms both online, over the phone, and in-person, as well as organising small events.

The Outreach Specialist reports to the Key Relationships manager based in Melbourne and works closely with our other Key Relationships team colleagues in Brisbane and Melbourne.

Some of The Benefits

This is your chance to be part of one of Australia’s oldest environmental advocacy organisations with over 40 years of success.

We’re committed to looking after our staff by offering fair pay and fantastic benefits, including:

  • Flexible working conditions
  • Work-life balance
  • Five weeks annual leave
  • Ongoing career and professional development

The Wilderness Society promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome, and value the unique contributions of all people.

Application Process

We recommend that you review the position description (Outreach Specialist) for further information and to inform your application content.

Applicants are required to address the below-targeted questions, and along with your CV email your application to

Question 1: What is the key to success when communicating with a supporter to secure a donation? And provide an example of the most successful gift or donation you have secured.

Question 2: Provide an example of when you have successfully developed stewardship strategies and engagement activities for prospects. How engaged have the prospects been with these communications?

Question 3 What is the most successful event you have organised? And what made it so successful?

Applications close 5 pm Monday 14 June.

If you have any questions, please contact Erica Maginnis at