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Fundraising Officer

The Lost Dogs' Home
  • 0.8 FTE

About us

The Lost Dogs’ Home is one of Victoria’s most iconic animal welfare organisations, caring for over 16,000 lost and abandoned dogs and cats each year. We provide a wide range of animal welfare and community programs and services. We pride ourselves on employing passionate individuals who demonstrate a strong personal connection to animals, the community and the cause.

The Role:

Based in our North Melbourne location, this role will support the Philanthropy and External Relations team, who generate support for the Home and help raise vital funds by nurturing relationships with donors and corporate partners. The Fundraising Officer is responsible for providing administrative support across individual giving and donor care, major gifts, bequests, and community engagement. This a busy role, suitable for someone who enjoys juggling different priorities, while providing outstanding customer service to a range of stakeholders.

The key accountabilities of this role include:

  • Donations processing, sorting and management of all donor/support mail and return to sender mail;
  • Handling donor and supporter incoming calls, responding to email enquires
  • Training and supervising volunteers in Fundraising as required
  • Assisting with general fundraising reports and communications as required

You will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in a fundraising administration customer focused role
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the effective use of fundraising donor databases and maintaining accurate records (Raiser’s Edge a bonus)
  • Confidence to build and maintain lasting relationships with key stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, outstanding phone manner
  • High-level attention to detail and ability to organise and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines

What we can offer you:

  • Unique opportunity to work for an animal welfare not-for-profit
  • Friendly, supportive work environment (surrounded by animals)!
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to our foster care program
  • Discounts at our Vet Clinic Frank Samways

If you are interested in this position, please apply now, ensuring you have included a cover letter and current resume. We are more than happy to provide more information on request, please email us at recruitment@dogshome.com, using the subject line: Fundraising Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

If you would like to learn more about The Lost Dogs’ Home visit us at https://dogshome.com/.

The successful applicant will be required to complete satisfactory background screening checks.

The Lost Dogs' Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

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