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Development Coordinator

Children's Hospital Foundation

The Children’s Hospital Foundation helps sick and injured kids by funding life-saving medical research, investing in vital new equipment, and providing support and entertainment for children and their families. We are committed to making a difference in the fight against childhood illness and injury so every child can grow up as happy and healthy as possible.

An opportunity has arisen to ensure our children, and future generations, receive the world-class treatment, care and support they deserve. Our team is growing, and we are currently seeking a Development Coordinator to join us.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to make your mark and do something really special.

What will you be doing?

Reporting to the Head of Development, you will play an important role in supporting the Development Team to cultivate, steward and solicit support for the Foundation.

Additionally, it will be a busy role that will focus on:  

  • Coordinating and administering the Foundation’s relationship with institutional partners, Trusts and Foundations and Major Donors.
  • Supporting the Development team to cultivate, solicit and steward relationships with current and prospective supporters
  • Supporting the Development team at all stages of the sales cycle
  • Preparing supporter letters and proposals
  • Supporting the Development team to coordinate and deliver fundraising and/or sales events
  • Assisting the Head of Development and other senior staff within the Foundation to build solid relationships with potential supporters, including members of the community, corporates, trusts and foundations, and support strategies for long-term stewardship of these relationships
  • Cultivating and stewardship of close working relationships within the Foundation
  • Actively engage in Foundation events and engagement activities

Who are you?

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following:

  • At least 3 years’ account management and administrative experience in a fundraising and/or sales environment
  • Demonstrated experience supporting a fundraising and/or sales team to research and identify prospective supporters
  • Demonstrated experience assisting sales teams to prepare proposals and annual acquittal reports
  • Demonstrated experience using a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting the coordination and delivery of fundraising and/or sales events
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Significant initiative and judgement is required, while working within a complex organisational environment
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, to work under pressure and establish priorities, with a commitment to quality outcomes and customer service
  • Excellent qualities in negotiation, tact, discretion and an ability to maintain confidentiality

What we offer…

In return, you will work in a passionate and motivated organisation where you can see the difference you make to people’s lives. We believe in developing and investing in staff and providing work/life balance. You can also increase your take home salary through generous salary packaging benefits.

This is a full-time, permanent role that will be based at South Brisbane. Part-time applications will also be considered.

To find out more about the Children’s Hospital Foundation please visit our website:  https://www.childrens.org.au/who-we-are/careers/.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible for permanent employment within the Children’s Hospital Foundation you must be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident.

A position description is attached.

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