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Fundraising Assistant - St. Mary's House of Welcome

Independent Recruitment Consultancy

  • Permanent, part-time (15 hours pw working Tuesday and Wednesday)
  • Little not for profit making a big difference – Fitzroy Vic.

About us

St. Mary’s House of Welcome is a purpose driven and faith based organisation. Inspired by the spirit of the Daughters of Charity, St Mary’s House of Welcome seeks to further social justice by standing with disadvantaged people offering support, solutions and hope. We have almost 60 years’ experience providing services to people experiencing marginalisation, disadvantage, social isolation and homelessness and have a non-judgmental ‘open door’ service approach to our community.

About the role

You will provide essential administrative support to the Fundraising & Communications Manager with a primary focus on communication with donors and supporters – but, over time, you will have the opportunity to be exposed to, and be involved in, a wide range of fundraising activities. This will include:

  • Database Management including data entry and management of donor details, recording of donations and assisting with data cleansing, segmentation and reporting
  • Donor support – processing donations, issuing receipts, preparing thank you notes and other correspondence to donors and partners/supporters for approval by the Fundraising & Communications Manager
  • Answering email or phone enquiries from donors, partners and other stakeholders
  • Assisting with marketing and promotion of fundraising activities
  • Supporting gift in kind and material donations processes including donor liaison
  • Collecting and collating information for reports
  • Event and community fundraising support as directed by the Fundraising & Communications Manager

Key requirements

Ideally, you will have previous donor support experience and knowledge and experience of fundraising databases (knowledge of Donman will be an advantage). You also possess:

  • Effective administrative and data entry skills and a high level of computer literacy
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal – with well-developed interpersonal skills enabling you to develop and maintain effective and productive working relationships with others
  • A high level of organisational ability to juggle multiple tasks to deadlines and with limited resources
  • A strong customer service orientation and a willingness to pitch in and help others
  • A values-based approach to work aligned with the mission of St Mary’s House of Welcome

We are looking for an engaged, vibrant, helpful and proactive person who has a preference for part-time work and who has the availability to also help out after hours from time to time on fundraising events (only a few times a year).

Next steps

Specific questions can be forwarded to Mark Dalton, Independent Recruitment Consultant via mark@recruitmentchap.com, using the subject line: Fundraising Assistant - St. Mary's House of Welcome enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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