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National Event Manager, PAWGUST - Guide Dogs Australia - Flexible Location

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  • Lead Guide Dogs Australia's flagship fundraising event
  • Initial 6-month contract with huge 'paw'tential
  • Location flexibility (NSW, VIC, SA, QLD)

About the Role

Career defining role responsible for the national roll-out of PAWGUST, Guide Dog Australia’s flagship fundraising event. You will work across the Guide Dog associations across Australia to develop and deliver this large scale peer-to-peer campaign.

Reporting to the General Manager and working in partnership with other key stakeholders across the country, this key role sees a peer-to-peer specialist use their strategic, tactical, operational, and budgetary skills and knowledge to drive the success of PAWGUST.

About Guide Dogs Australia

Guide Dogs Australia (GDA) is a group of organisations that provide services supporting people who are blind or have low vision to achieve their goals in life. Working with all ages, members of Guide Dogs offer a broad range of services, alongside their iconic Guide Dogs, to enable independence for the people they support. Member organisations work across Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, South Australia, and the Northern Territory.


Launched nationally in 2018, PAWGUST, is a month-long challenge that encourages people and their pooches to walk or run at least 30 minutes in all the days in August to raise funds to help breed, raise, and train Guide Dogs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver strategic, tactical, and operational plans for a successful national roll-out of PAWGUST
  • Proactively develop acquisition, retention, and stewardship strategies for the campaign
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with multi-level stakeholders across the GDA network
  • Develop a national media plan for PAWGUST together with national support resources
  • Manage all aspects of the PAWGUST web platform, as well as develop, manage and maintain digital components of the campaign
  • Monitor, set, and meet income and expenditure targets
  • Identify and develop key partnerships with targeted organisations
  • Manage one direct report

Skills & Attributes

  • Demonstrated experience in managing P2P events
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships at all levels
  • Experience in delivering budgets and highest-level project management skills
  • Demonstrated skill to develop and grow existing fundraising programs
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical and research skills with advanced proficiency in conducting donor research
  • Experience working with a broad range of stakeholders

Application Process

Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on an immediate basis.

All enquiries for this role to: Rosheen@beaumontpeople.com.au, using the subject line: National Event Manager, PAWGUST - Guide Dogs Australia enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Beaumont People will be managing the recruitment process for this role.

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