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Community Fundraising & Events Coordinator

Australia for UNHCR
  • One of the world’s leading humanitarian aid agencies
  • Sydney CBD location and hybrid working arrangement
  • 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 $350 million from a broad network of individuals, community and corporate partners.

We are looking for an engaging, motivated and organised Community Fundraising & Events 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

Download the attached Position Description for full details.

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.

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