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HRI is an internationally recognised medical research institute, with global collaborations.

It is a unique time to join HRI. The next few years have the potential to be transformative, with developments such as the $150 million Cardiovascular Disease Research Capacity Building Program backed by the NSW government in 2018, and HRI’s strong fundraising capabilities, which provide a reliable and independent source of long-term funding.

Our success comes down to our people. From our scientists and researchers, to our operations and fundraising staff – they all play key roles in ensuring HRI’s place as a world-leading medical research institute.

Positions available

Head of Strategic Philanthropy

The Head of Strategic Philanthropy reports to the Director Development, Philanthropy and Communications. The role is responsible for developing and managing strong and enduring relationships with high-net-worth individuals and families, their trusted advisors and with the stewards of trusts and foundations, and for building a strong revenue stream in major and transformative gifts. The role is a senior role within the Development, Philanthropy and Communications team. You will lead your revenue stream and work collaboratively with your colleagues to identify and grow opportunities across multiple streams, maximising donors' sense of emotional connection to the cause and ensuring that their lifetime engagement and value is maximised. This is a permanent role based in Newtown, with flexibility to work full time or a 4-day part time work week. Find out more and apply.

Head of Gifts in Wills and Planned Giving

The Head of Gifts in Wills and Planned Giving reports to the Director Development, Philanthropy and Communications. The role is responsible for developing and managing strong and enduring relationships with HRI donors and their trusted advisors and influencers, including wealth managers and solicitors, and for building a strong revenue stream in Gifts in Wills and Planned Giving. You will build strong relationships with stakeholders across the business including members of the HRI Board and HRI Philanthropy Advisory Board, research scientists and clinicians. You will cultivate, solicit and steward HRI’s most significant donors and prospects. You will have the opportunity to grow your team as pipeline and revenue builds. This is a permanent role based in Newtown, with flexibility to work full time or a 4-day part time work week. Find out more and apply.

Manager, Development and Philanthropy

The Manager, Development and Philanthropy reports to the Head of Strategic Philanthropy, and the role forms part of the Development, Philanthropy and Communications team. The role is responsible for acquiring new donors, developing new donor relationships, and for supporting the team in managing and stewarding donors. You will undertake prospect research and work with the Head of Strategic Philanthropy and the Director Development, Philanthropy and Communications to qualify and prioritise prospective donors including high net worth donors. In addition, you will manage the HRI F2F program, engaging external F2F partners, developing acquisition plans and ensuring F2F teams are well trained and delivering high quality donors who commit to the HRI regular giving program. You will analyse the performance and F2F suppliers and manage clawback and incentive arrangements. This is a permanent role based in Newtown, with flexibility to work full time or part time. Find out more and apply.

Events and Communications Specialist

The Events and Communications Specialist reports to the Head of Communications and is an integral member of the Development, Philanthropy and Communications team. The role is responsible for coordinating the planning and delivery of events and communications requirements with leadership from the Head of Communications and diverse stakeholders within HRI, to support the groundbreaking cardiovascular research delivered at HRI. You will work collaboratively with your colleagues across the Development and Philanthropy team to deliver a range of strategic events and seminars that build and reinforce donor relationships and lead to revenue conversion. This is a full-time role based in Newtown. Find out more and apply.

Head of Retention, Regular and Mid-Level Giving

The Head of Retention, Regular and Mid-Level Giving reports to the Director Development, Philanthropy and Communications. The role is responsible for driving regular donations from new and existing supporters and implementing innovative donor retention strategies to support the groundbreaking cardiovascular research delivered at HRI. You will work collaboratively with your colleagues across the Development and Philanthropy team to build a healthy pipeline of donors that deliver strong financial contribution over their lifetime to HRI. You will build enduring relationships with the donors that you manage and with your colleagues, including researcher scientists and clinicians. In this role you will lead the execution of regular giving growth strategies, planning donor journeys, engineering them to retain supporters for the long term, and converting donors from regular low-mid value supporters, to high value major philanthropic supporters. You will manage a small team of three team members focused on donor retention and support services, and a range of consultants engaged to support and grow the regular giving program. This role will also manage regular Appeals. Find out more and apply.

Postdoctoral Researcher/s in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

The Djurali Centre at HRI is looking for two early career researchers in the field of Indigenous health. The successful applicant/s will be part of the Djurali team and be responsible for the delivery of research projects impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The Research Fellow will be involved in the conception, design, and implementation of diverse research projects in the areas of Indigenous health and translational research. This position provides a post-doctoral researcher an opportunity to contribute to the team’s work in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, with a focus on co-design methodology. Part time or full time will be considered; workplace location negotiable. Find out more and apply.

Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist – Clinical Research

HRI is looking for Exercise Physiologists or Physiotherapists to fill various contractor roles in Warragamba, North Sydney, and Darlinghurst as part of the Congenital Heart Fitness Intervention Trial (CH-FIT). This is an exciting role, and a great opportunity to work with young people with congenital heart disease, as part of a world-leading clinical research trial. Read more about the trial at this link. This job is ideal for anyone looking for additional client-facing work on top of any existing roles. Find out more and apply.

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