Jobs - 04 November 2021

Position Available: Outreach Specialist - Philanthropy - Flexible Location


It all started in Tasmania in the 70s with the successful campaign to stop the damming of the Franklin River. Forty five years later, the Wilderness Society is still here.

We’re here for remarkable places like the Kimberley, the Great Australian Bight and our biodiverse forests and bushlands. We’re here for endangered critters like the greater glider, swift parrot and numbat. We’re here with the power of nature-loving communities across Australia.

Join us to support the life that supports us all.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a bespoke fundraising team. The role of Outreach Specialist - Philanthropy will keep in touch with and engage our highly valued donors and assist in bringing in gifts from Major Donors. The role focuses on optimising existing stewardship and pipeline management of major donors, and seeking new opportunities from new funders. The role is highly autonomous and will require CRM skills as well as digital tools.

The Wilderness Society provides excellent conditions including 5 weeks’ annual leave and great flexibility, working from home and in office options. The location can be in NSW, Vic or Qld. We will consider part time or full time options for this position.


Do you love nature and people in equal measures? We are looking for someone who can bring their people and communication skills to life and encourage donors to give gifts to support nature. You are a great communicator who is curious and you tell a great story, both written and verbal and can turn internal information into a sales pitch. You are driven to succeed and you have a strong track record in optimising and growing donor pipelines. You are skilled in writing funding proposals or sales pitches and securing gifts from donors or executive accounts.

Your experience can come from fundraising or from account management, we believe that these skills are highly transferable.


If this sounds like you, apply via email to Cherie Hansell at with a CV and cover letter addressing the following application questions:

  1. How do you influence and work with others to get things done?
  2. Describe how you’ve grown a donor or account pipeline, including your specific role.

For more information contact Cherie Hansell on 0422 212 453 or email Applications close 5pm Monday 29 November.