Looking for an opportunity to grow and develop your career in Philanthropy while helping the plight of the world’s refugees?

  • One of the world’s leading humanitarian aid agencies
  • Sydney CBD location
  • 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 enthusiastic and detail-oriented individual to join our high-performing Philanthropy and Partnerships team in the newly created Philanthropy Assistant position.  The successful applicant will be exposed to all areas of philanthropy whilst working within the international refugee space, working closely with the team to provide administrative support across all areas of the portfolio – Major Donors, Middle Donors, Corporates, Trust and Foundations and Bequests.  In return, you will benefit from the personal and professional development gained through playing a crucial role in the growth of this diverse organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely and efficient processing of receipts and correspondence for donors
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders for production of end-to-end direct marketing campaigns and track performance
  • Create digital assets and support the team with presentations
  • Prepare internal briefing documents as needed
  • Ensure accurate data recording and updating within the organisation’s CRM
  • Undertake administrative and research tasks in relation to philanthropy and fundraising campaigns and the philanthropic landscape
  • Research prospects and complete donor profiles
  • Support the team on key projects, events and achieving fundraising targets

The successful application will possess the following attributes:


  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills, including all MS Office products
  • Desire to forge a career in charity direct marketing
  • Sympathetic to the refugee cause


  • Tertiary qualification in marketing, communications/fundraising or relevant subject area
  • Experience working with a relational database, ideally Raisers Edge or similar platform.
  • Previous employment in the NFP sector and/or previous fundraising experience.

A full position description is available here. If you are eager to grow your experience in Philanthropy, please send your resume together with a one-page cover letter outlining your skills and motivations, to [email protected] (with subject line: Philanthropy Assistant). 

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

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