Islamic Philanthropy Coordinator

Looking for an exciting opportunity to utilise your relationship management and engagement skills while helping the plight of the world’s refugees?

  • One of the world’s leading humanitarian aid agencies
  • Sydney CBD location
  • Part-time position – 4 month contract – 3 days per week
  • Generous Salary Packaging available

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 $300 million from a broad network of individuals, community and corporate partners.

The Role

We are looking for a motivated, organised and creative Islamic Philanthropy Coordinator to work closely with our Digital and Philanthropy & Partnerships teams to develop and implement initiatives to identify, cultivate and solicit gifts from donors within the Muslim community.


  • Coordinate and develop initiatives to identify, cultivate and solicit gifts from donors as part of Zakat and Sadaqah donations.
  • Coordinate stewardship of Islamic Philanthropy donors, including implementing strategies to identify, cultivate and effectively steward donors to optimise long-term value.
  • Assist the team with donor briefings and events, including attending UNHCR’s events as appropriate to represent the organisation.
  • Assist the team in scheduling and setting objectives for individual research, cultivation, solicitation and contacts with high priority Zakat donors and prospects.
  • Implement consistent administrative processes.
  • Research projects appropriate for Zakat and Sadaqah Jariyah donors and provide written proposals for prospective donors.
  • Liaise with global team re budgetary needs and funding options, and regional IP team to share best practices and knowledge transfer
  • Prepare reports and material to present to donors.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of UNHCR’s work around the world.

Required skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualification or related experience in NGO.
  • Well-developed relationship management and engagement skills with the ability to influence and engage a wide range of supporters.
  • Excellent communication skills, especially written and verbal skills. 
  • Strong internal direction and motivation, with a desire to help donors achieve personal satisfaction through their support of the organisation.   
  • Excellent time management, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Advanced computer skills, including all Microsoft office products.
  • Database management skills.
  • Knowledge of International aid and development. (desirable)
  • Experience in prospect research and preparing written proposals. (desirable)

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If you are eager to use your relationship building experience to help the plight of the world’s refugees, please send your resume and covering letter addressing how you meet the role criteria, to [email protected]. (with subject line: Islamic Philanthropy Coordinator).

Please apply ASAP as applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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