• Rewarding full-time or part-time role with Australia's leading animal welfare charity
  • Based in Malaga with the animals, 21 minutes north of Perth, with free parking
  • Benefit from a dynamic and supportive team environment that will challenge and inspire you.

A great opportunity to join a team of individuals highly committed to animal welfare, and build lasting relationships with RSPCA supporters and fellow animal lovers.


The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Western Australia (RSPCA WA) is the state's leading voice in animal welfare. On an average day, we employ around 90 staff and we have the support of an amazing group of volunteers.

RSPCA WA’s values are at the heart of the strong productive relationships that RSPCA WA has with its employees, stakeholders, and the WA community. All employees share the objective of achieving better outcomes for animal welfare and commit to the organisational values. We are RSPCA: Responsible, Safe, Professional, Compassionate and Accepting.

About this opportunity

This exciting full-time role focuses on establishing relationships with donors, bequestors, partners, foundations and other key stakeholders. This position is integral in ensuring the organisation has the funding it needs to continue preventing cruelty to animals and building a financially sustainable future.

Working under the direction of the Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager and assisting in the delivery of RSPCA WA’s annual and long-term Philanthropy strategy, this role will be vital in strengthening the organisation’s ability to acquire, steward, retain and grow support from our stakeholders.


  • Work with the Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager to build and grow the major donor and bequest pipeline through various annual projects and programs (Acquisition).
  • Establish an effective stewardship program to build and strengthen relationships with mid-level, major and bequest donors through visitation, telephone calls, surveys, events and facility tours (Retention).
  • Implement strategies to expand donor engagement with, and giving to, RSPCA WA (Growth).
  • Assist in the writing and editing of funding applications (Grants).
  • Ensure compliance with organisational and legislative policies, procedures, and requirements (Compliance).


  • Minimum three years' experience in not-for-profit fundraising, marketing or equivalent.
  • Understanding of fundraising principles and strategies is desired.
  • Donor relationship management experience.
  • Experience in meeting operational plans.
  • Experience in coordinating events.
  • Grant applications and fundraising proposal development
  • Experience in CRM – Salesforce advantageous.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to provide excellent donor/customer care.
  • Work in a team environment.
  • Established interpersonal and stakeholder management skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Analysis, problem-solving, and creative skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills, time-management, and expectation management.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Self-driven and results orientated.
  • Ability to efficiently manage complex, sensitive, and confidential information with compassion and empathy.
  • Commercial acumen.
  • Ability to work autonomously and display initiative.

Position Description

For more information on the key responsibilities and requirements of the role, please refer to this Position Description

How to Apply

Please Apply via Seek: Philanthropy Officer

Your application must include:

  • an application letter that explains the relevant skills and experience you would bring to the role
  • a concise CV
  • two references.

Applications close Sunday, 7 August 2022. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and interviews may commence prior to this date. Closing date is subject to change without notice.