JDRF careers: work with us

JDRF careers:

Make a difference

At JDRF we are improving the lives of those with type 1 diabetes (T1D), those who love them and those who will need us in the future.

In the next four years, 10,000 Australians will be diagnosed with T1D. They don’t know they’ll need us yet, but we work for them all the same.

T1D is a global problem, and curing this disease will be a defining challenge of our lifetimes.

We are looking for talented people to join our team. Every team member at JDRF makes a difference to the millions of Australians impacted by T1D. We strive to create a vibrant and rewarding work environment where you can develop and grow.


Current vacancies

Relationship Manager – Philanthropy (Sydney)

As Relationship Manager – Philanthropy, your focus will be to secure funds for JDRF by managing a group of assigned donors, ensuring that as many as possible are retained and are upgraded in their giving and involvement.

You will be accountable for $1m revenue in FY24. Your portfolio includes mid-level donors, major donors, and trusts & foundations in NSW and ACT.

You will qualify your portfolio moving from ~450 in the caseload to ~150 donors. You will be proactive with qualification; solicitation will be executed through personalized, high-touch experiences.

  • Set individual goals for each person based on the donor’s history of giving and the organisation’s knowledge of that donor’s potential.
  • Create a plan for each donor that will serve as a foundational communication and marketing plan for each person in your portfolio. Will faithfully and, in a timely manner, execute that plan so that individuals are retained and upgraded.

The ideal candidate 

  • Confidence and a track record of ‘making the ask’, gaining commitment for 5-figure+ gifts including uplifting gifts.
  • A team-orientation and strong work ethic that continually strives for excellence.
  • Outstanding attention to detail; proactive approach, taking accountability for outcomes.
  • Experience and proficiency using a CRM system, preferably Salesforce NPSP.
  • Accountable, responsible, and driven individual with sound judgement and problem-solving capabilities who can work autonomously and as a member of a wider team.

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Relationship Manager – Corporate Partnerships (Sydney, open to other capital cities)

JDRF is seeking an experienced Relationship Manager within our corporate partners sector, to build upon and solidify work practices involving our corporate partners.

In the role, you will deliver an exceptional stakeholder experience including;

  • working with the 4 key decision and budget areas: HR, Philanthropy, CSR and Marketing
  • develop account plans with approach, milestones, and measurable outcomes
  • organise internal and external WIP meetings, collect and circulate actions for partnership delivery
  • manage development, production and distribution of deliverables to all corporate partners
  • enrichment of corporate partners’ data through meticulous tracking of relationships and activity in Salesforce.

The ideal candidate 

  • Experience in corporate fundraising, new business development or sales with a proven track record of revenue generation and net revenue delivery.
  • Previous roles would have involved cultivating strong relationships to manage stakeholder involvement across multiple levels of an organisation.
  • A team-orientation and strong work ethic, essential for this demanding environment that continually strives for excellence.
  • Accountable, responsible, and driven individual with sound judgement and problem-solving capabilities who can work autonomously and as a member of a wider team.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and agile with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

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Salary packaging

Australian taxation laws provide generous tax concessions for not for profit organisations like JDRF Australia. One such concession is an exemption for Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT).

This means that JDRF Australia is able to pass on to their employees a proportion of their wages as a reimbursement of personal expenses and no income tax is payable on this money. In effect: a proportion of your salary each pay is tax free.

You may choose to package a range of items, such as General Household and Personal Expenses i.e. Home Rental Repayments, Mortgage Repayments, Utility Expenses, Other Household Expenses, Credit Card Repayments, Other Personal Expenses or a Salary Packaging Card to the allowable maximum of $15,900 each FBT year. Additionally, you may also choose to package towards General Capped Entertainment Expenses to the allowable maximum of $2650 each FBT year.

Additional leave

At JDRF we offer additional paid leave over Christmas. Our offices close from 25th December to 1 January and none of this time is taken from your annual leave entitlement. This leave is provided to all employees as a time to connect with family and friends.

Employee recognition and reward

At JDRF our 5 Values are PASSION | INTEGRITY | VISION | IMPACT | COLLABORATION and we aim to reflect these values in a positive work environment that benefits the organisation as well as employees. We know that motivated and happy employees are our most valuable asset. Our recognition and reward program celebrates the extraordinary achievements and behaviours of our staff that contribute to the culture and mission of JDRF.

Employee development

JDRF provides and encourages development opportunities to enhance job performance and contribute to professional growth.

We have an excellent development resource facility, which provides employees with a wide range of development tools, training courses and articles.