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Sydney South NSW 1235, Level 11, 227 Elizabeth Street Sydney NSW 2000

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Careers Supporter Relationship Specialist

Opportunity International Australia is seeking an outgoing, personable, and passionate Supporter Relationship Specialist to help Opportunity end poverty one family and one community at a time. Preferably based in Sydney or Brisbane, this new role will focus on cultivating our mid-level supporter program, working within the Development team. The role is best suited to a strong relationship builder, listener, and storyteller with an overwhelming desire to do good in the world.

Working alongside the National Development Manager and State Managers, the Supporter Relationship Specialist will engage a large and diverse portfolio of 600 relationships across Australia, primarily by phone. Our goal in each relationship is to see someone fulfil their philanthropic passions through Opportunity, whether that is in their personal giving, advocacy, business, foundation, family, church, or Will. 

About Opportunity International Australia

Opportunity International Australia provides small loans and financial services to families in need so they can grow their own businesses, earn sustainable incomes and lift themselves out of poverty with dignity. Opportunity also works to increase access to education and healthcare, while strengthening communities to reduce the risk of human trafficking and domestic violence.   

Opportunity is part of the global Opportunity Network—a leading provider and pioneer of microfinance. Opportunity provides a hand up to millions of families in more than 20 countries around the world. 

COVID-19 has affected us all; but is devastating vulnerable communities. Families living in poverty without savings, healthcare and a reliable income are most affected by a pandemic. Maintaining a reliable income to access food and healthcare continues to be challenging. For families living in poverty—many of whom already rely on intermittent work—this could mean months without a sole income source. Opportunity’s work is more important now than ever.

Core responsibilities 

  • Creatively and authentically deepen 600 mid-level relationships, primarily by phone and email
  • Collaborate with Marketing to raise funds through appeals and supporter offers
  • Refer high-potential relationships to State Manager portfolios
  • Cultivate pipeline of people considering and intending to leave a gift in Will
  • Steward relationships where a gift in Will has been confirmed
  • Event coordination and hosting
  • Preparing and delivering presentations

Benefits and culture

  • You’ll be mentored as part of a stellar team driven to end poverty
  • NFP salary packaging benefits ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Attractive remuneration commensurate with skills and experience

Your skills and attributes


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in relationship management
  • Appetite to build meaningful relationships remotely
  • Exceptional oral and written communications
  • Degree in business, international development or similar
  • Confident use of Microsoft Office suite


  • Relevant sector knowledge (eg international development, fundraising, bequests, marketing)
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge / NXT

Your confident, proactive, mature, and professional approach, coupled with the ability to work in alignment with the values of the Christian ethos that motivates Opportunity, will be key to your success. 

Opportunity is a child-safe organisation. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a National Police Check and adhere to our Child Protection Policy. Opportunity is committed to maintaining an inclusive workplace that values people’s differences and provides opportunities/provisions for all staff to achieve their full potential. We encourage people with disabilities and people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

Beaumont People has been contracted to recruit this role on behalf of Opportunity International Australia, therefore please direct all general enquiries and applications to Kristina Lesko at Beaumont People on email:

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