Guide Dogs Victoria provides high quality training to maximize the independence of people living with low vision or blindness. Our professional services extend beyond the provision of guide dogs, and include innovative children’s mobility programs, orientation and mobility training for adults and people living with an acquired brain injury (ABI), and social networking programs to support active community participation.  Guide Dogs Victoria is also Australia’s most trusted charity and an employer of choice in the disability sector. Our staff enjoy an inclusive and collaborative working environment where talent is recognised and innovation is encouraged.

Reporting into the Philanthropy Manager, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our successful Philanthropy team as a Philanthropy Advisor. In this role, you will identify, cultivate and steward individual major donors, in order to secure major gifts supporting Guide Dogs’ mission and services. You will account manage a portfolio of existing and potential major donors and be responsible for each donor’s journey from identification, introduction and developing relationships, through to matching donor interests to Guide Dogs’ funding needs, soliciting gifts, and providing excellent donor care and supporter benefits.

In this role you will be responsible to: 

The successful candidate will have:

Benefits that Guide Dogs Victoria offer:

Please be advised that the successful candidate in this position will be required to complete a Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Clearance.

Mandatory for all new staff to Guide Dogs Victoria:

Guide Dogs Victoria is a disability service provider that is captured by the Victorian Government COVID-19 vaccination Pandemic Orders. All employees are required to comply with COVID-19 vaccination requirements as a condition of their employment, including third dose vaccinations. Vaccination evidence or valid medical exemption must be provided prior to the commencement date.

Applications (including a Cover letter and Resume) to be emailed to

Guide Dogs Victoria welcomes applications from people with disability, including those with low vision and blindness. We acknowledge the rights of people with disabilities to have equal opportunity for participation in meaningful employment and are committed to increasing the representation of people with disability in our workforce.

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