Events & Community Fundraising Coordinator

Looking for an opportunity to utilise your exceptional people and organisational skills to help the plight of the world’s refugees?

  • One of the world’s leading humanitarian aid agencies
  • Sydney CBD location
  • Be a part of a dynamic fundraising team
  • Generous Salary Packaging Available

Outline & Purpose of Role:

Australia for UNHCR is an international aid agency that raises funds from Australian donors to support the humanitarian operations of the UN Refugee Agency. Established in 2000 as part of a global fundraising network it has now raised more than $330 million from a broad network of individuals, community and corporate partners.

We are looking for an engaging, motivated and organised Events & Community Fundraising Coordinator, to work closely with our Events & Community Fundraising Manager, to develop and support events aligned to our organisation’s objectives, as well as provide support to community fundraisers and initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage all community fundraising enquiries, including providing fundraisers with appropriate fundraising materials, i.e. fact sheets, pictures, posters, running singlets, caps, etc.
  • Manage our schools fundraising program “2 Billion Kilometres to Safety” and other online and offline community fundraising campaigns
  • Assist with preparation and on-the-day tasks for all face-to-face and virtual fundraising and supporter events and support with post-event communications
  • Keep fundraising assets up-to-date and create new content for events and to help support fundraiser needs.
  • Assist with project managing third-party community fundraising events such as City2Surf and Run Melbourne.
  • Manage and send all eDM communications, and work with Communications Team on scheduling social media posts, ads and promotions for events and community fundraising campaigns.
  • Maintain/update the Team UNHCR online fundraising hub, as well as third-party fundraising platforms
  • Manage volunteer recruitment, day-to-day management and coordination of volunteers for events and community fundraising initiatives and projects

The successful applicant will possess the following attributes:

  • Strong customer service focus.
  • Good time management, planning and organisational skills, and experience in maintaining organised systems and files.
  • Confidence and ability to liaise with and engage fundraisers, stakeholders and third party suppliers.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Experience using Salesforce, or similar platform, for eDM communications.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel & Powerpoint
  • Experience using online fundraising platforms, i.e Raisley, Just Giving, Grassrootz, MyCause, etc. is preferred
  • Previous experience working in events and/or fundraising would be highly desirable

View the full position description here.

If you are eager to use your experience to help the plight of the world’s refugees, please send your resume and covering letter highlighting how you meet the key attributes of the role, to [email protected]. (with subject line: Events & Community Fundraising Coordinator).

Please note we are unable to respond to recruitment agency enquiries. This is a permanent, full-time position. Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa that allows permanent full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position. A working-holiday visa is not appropriate.

We will be assessing applications as they come in, so please apply today if you’re interested in this great opportunity.

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