Campaign Fundraising Officer



The National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners (NAATSIHWP) is the peak workforce organisation with responsibility for ensuring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners, the only culturally based health workforce underpinned by national training and registration in the world, are embedded as a vital, valued, and professional part of Australia’s health care system. NAATSIHWP plays a key role in the delivery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, education, and employment outcomes; supports a large and growing national network of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners; and works in partnership with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisations, governments, and a broad range of stakeholders to:

  • address the under representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed within Australia’s health care system
  • expand and strengthen the professional capability of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Health Practitioner Workforce across all health service types (Aboriginal Community Control, Government and Private Practice)
  • promote the delivery of culturally safe and effective evidence-based models of care and
  • affect the self-determined development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the transformation of policy and practice at the national level.


NAATSIHWP is seeking an experienced Campaign Fundraiser to join our team. The organisation became a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission in July 2020. Diversifying our income through charitable fundraising activities is a completely new role and area of business for the organisation. The Campaign Fundraiser will therefore hold responsibility for developing and implementing our first ever fundraising strategy. We’re looking for someone who understands NAATSIHWP’s unique role, is committed to furthering our fundraising efforts and to helping us achieve our financial goal of autonomy and economic independence. The ideal candidate will be motivated, professional, and organised and have sound communication and marketing skills. In addition, they will have:

  • experience designing, delivering, and managing fundraising campaigns
  • the ability to lead, plan and deliver fundraising initiatives
  • the knowledge and ability to help us identify and harness fundraising and philanthropic opportunities
  • the ability to help us establish and maintain a dedicated network of supporters and
  • the ability to effectively promote and market NAATSIHWP’s role and work nationally and internationally.

The successful candidate will hold a demonstrated track record in developing and delivering fundraising strategies, working in a fast paced and challenging environments, and communicating with and engaging a variety of stakeholders.



  • A proven track record in fundraising, marketing or similar with at least three years’ experience in the not for profit and charity sector
  • Experience developing and implementing campaign fundraising strategies
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and people
  • Experience in achieving fundraising goals and and/or growing charitable revenue
  • Experience in interpreting and analysing data and monitoring, reporting, and evaluating progress
  • Experience in implementing projects from inception through to completion
  • Experience in developing fundraising narratives and communicating with stakeholders
  • Experience in managing and engaging supporters this includes experience with sponsor databases, event software and analytics software


  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait organisations from both a historical and current political perspective
  • Knowledge and understanding of the benefits of community control, self-determination and rights-based best practice principles and approaches
  • Knowledge of regulatory and legal obligations applicable to the not for profit and charitable sector
  • Knowledge of databases and systems required to enable the management and ongoing engagement of supporters
  • Understanding of business implications of decisions, and ability to align work with organisational strategic directions and goals

Skills and capabilities

  • Demonstrated commitment towards achieving health equity and justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their leaders, respecting cultural values and ways of doing business
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to a wide range of audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Willingness to take an active role in strengthening the quality of organisational systems and maintaining them at a high standard.
  • Ability to network effectively and establish long-term relationships with sponsors and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
  • Comfortable with soliciting sponsors and the ability to manage and maintain supporter relationships and networks
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changes in work environment, competing demands and unexpected events.
  • Leadership ability with highly developed communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Demonstrate ability to take initiative and work independently within a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to identify performance outcomes, plan activities and set priorities to achieve agreed objectives and meet timelines
  • Strong commitment to customer service and community relations.
  • Maintain high level of integrity, diplomacy, and initiative.

People and relationships

As part of the NAATSIHWP team you will be required to:

  • demonstrate our organisations values and contribute to a culturally safe, healthy, diverse and respectful workplace environment
  • demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships both internal and external to our organisation
  • demonstrate ethical people management based on principles of respect, fair treatment, natural justice and administrative fairness consistent with relevant Awards, Industrial Instruments and our HR policies and procedures.


  • A tertiary qualification in business or marketing with a specific focus on philanthropy and nonprofit studies or a related field is desirable but not essential.

If you require further information or clarification, please contact Karl on (02) 6221 9222.

A position description is attached.

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