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Events and Fundraising Manager

Conservation Council ACT Region
  • This is a part-time (22.5 hours per week) position until 30 June 2022, with 3 month probation and likelihood of extension.
  • Salary: $71,393 pa (pro-rata)

About the Conservation Council ACT Region

The Conservation Council ACT Region is the peak environment organisation for Canberra and the ACT region. We represent community environment organisations as well as the broader environmental interests of all citizens of the ACT. The Conservation Council’s mission is to achieve a high quality environment and a sustainable community in Canberra and the surrounding region.

The Conservation Council plays a key role in coordinating and supporting community participation in environmental issues as well as facilitating public education and sharing of information on local, regional, national and global environmental issues. We engage in advocacy to government and the business sector.

The Conservation Council is active in a number of campaign areas:

  • Climate Change and Energy - local and national
  • Nature and waterways – protecting our unique ecological communities
  • Zero Emissions Transport – connecting people and places
  • Waste and the circular economy
  • Planning – the right things in the right places

To learn more about the Conservation Council ACT Region: www.conservationcouncil.org.au.

The Events and Fundraising Manager will work with the team to:

  • Develop and implement strategies to support the long-term financial viability of the Council.
  • Plan and coordinate the Conservation Council’s events, including managing publicity and bookings.
  • Liaise and manage effective interaction with stakeholders, funding bodies, donors, and community and business contacts.
  • Identify potential donors, including relevant philanthropic foundations.
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase donor giving and bequests, through building and maintaining donor relationships, and analysis of donor trends.
  • Ensure IT systems support and facilitate donor requirements.
  • Promote events and fundraising opportunities via positive media and social media stories.

Selection Criteria

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Organisational and project management skills – preferably with experience initiating, developing, and managing events.
  • Experience in donor management and fundraising.
  • Adaptability, flexibility and commitment to work as part of a small team in a changing work environment.
  • High-level computer literacy and capacity to build new skills as technology changes.
  • A passion for building a more sustainable Canberra and protecting our natural environment.

For further information about this position please contact Helen Oakey, Executive Director at director@conservationcouncil.org.auA position description is attached. or 02 6299 3202.

A position description is attached.

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