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Customer Retention / Supporter Care Officer

Canteen Australia
  • Location: Sydney
  • Job type: Permanent, full time
  • Hours of work: 37.5 hours per fortnight


Just when life should be full of possibilities, cancer can crash into a young person’s world and shatter everything. Canteen provides young people impacted by cancer, and their parents, with access to a team of Allied Health Professionals who deliver programs, counselling and a range of other group and individual support activities.

The team at Canteen assist these young people to access the support they need to develop and maintain the skills and confidence to live healthy and happy lives.

Canteen also engages in community awareness and seeks to develop awareness of cancer support for young people around Australia. Canteen aims to create highly accessible, youth friendly, integrated service hubs as well as a range of online supports, that provide evidence-based interventions and support to young people aged 12–25 years impacted by cancer.


As part of the Supporter Care team, you will be responsible for maintaining high quality relationships with Canteen’s supporters to ensure the achievement of revenue goals. This customer service role will see you nurturing long term relationships with new and existing supporters to increase revenue, reduce supporter attrition and grow loyalty.

You will be responsible for the provision of high levels of customer service to supporters including excellent inbound and outbound call handling, complaint handling, donations processing and accurate management of supporter information.

A major component of the role will be supporting all aspects of the supporter care and administration activities for the Canteen Regular Giving Program (Can Do Family).


Experience, knowledge & skills:

  • Demonstrated inbound and outbound customer service experience
  • Similar experience in a customer service position for a charity or commercial organisation
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Excellent database and data entry skills
  • Solid attention to detail is essential
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Ability to build relationships quickly and easily
  • Good computer skills, especially MS Office and familiarity with databases like Salesforce

Personal attributes:

  • An ability to pick up the phone and get things done – “not backwards in coming forwards” – but a recognition of the fact that there are many ways to get things done
  • A strong customer focus and relationship-building skills
  • A warm, friendly and engaging manner
  • Enthusiasm and a “can do” attitude, including the ability to find and implement solutions to challenges that arise in achieving fundraising goals
  • Desire to work for Canteen, affinity with our Mission, desire to work with young people

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