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Administration and Fundraising Officer

Tender Funerals Canberra Region

A Community Undertaking

At Tender Funeral’s kindness is our compass in everything we do. Everyday our community make informed choices aligned with their own values. We will always be a not for profit and we will always be community owned.

Our primary focus is on providing services to families and their communities who are either experiencing financial hardship, or who may be tipped into hardship by the costs associated with for profit funeral.

The power of informed choice:

  • Choice starts with a conversation to identify what is needed and what is possible.
  • We encourage all voices to be heard and inform meaningful decisions.
  • We affirm the choice to participate in the way that is right for each person.
  • Informed choice can include preplanning of after death care and options.
  • Your needs may change as you move through the process, and so your decisions can too. Take all the time you need.

Strength of Community:

  • An informed and empowered community knows what to do when one of their own dies.
  • At Tender Funerals we open opportunities for people to recognise and connect with their community to look after their own.
  • We believe people are capable.
  • Capacity is developed as we learn together, sharing experience in relationship, with knowledge retained in the hands of the community.
  • We are a community venture, and operate in ways that do not leave community members in large amounts of debt.

Kindness is our compass:

  • At Tender Funerals, we believe after death and funeral care should be meaningful, authentic and where possible healing.
  • Operating from a place of neutrality – we understand that every person and situation is unique.
  • At all times our service should reflect ethical decision making and accountable, transparent actions.

About the role

This contractor position is an administration role working with the Working Group and Board of Tender Funerals Canberra Region (TFCR) to bring Tender Funeral's to Canberra in 2021. The position will also entail the facilitation of significant fund raising activities and community activation.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Initiate and oversee crowd fundraising activities for TFCR to meet fundraising targets.
  • Work closely with community and social enterprise organisations to support fundraising activities.
  • Approach relevant Canberra businesses, in consultation with the Working Group and Board, to promote TFCR and offer sponsorship opportunities.
  • Seek community grants.
  • Perform administrator role for TFCR Facebook group, including efforts to expand membership base and utilising the platform for promotion of fundraising activities.
  • Provide progress reports and updates to TFCR Board.
  • Keep and maintain accurate records.
  • Generate tracking based reports to capture fundraising progress.
  • Represent TFCR.
  • Effectively use social media platforms, google suite, Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and Word
  • General administration and other work as directed.

Skills and Values

The skills and values required to act in this position are:

  • Ability collaborate with other organisations and community members.
  • Ability to plan and manage time effectively with high levels of autonomy.
  • Ability to provide support with a community development and familiarity with a strengths based approach.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in fundraising activities.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in reporting and general administration.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge, skills and experience using social media.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience using the Microsoft Office Suite and other standard computer software.
  • Ability to set up and managing membership requests.
  • Commitment to value, respect and work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Commitment to act in accordance with the values, policies and procedures of Our Community Project.

The Role

  • Duration: 6 Months Contract (contractor position)
  • Hours: 25 Hours Per Week
  • Remuneration: $42.48 per hour consistent with the SCHADS Award level 5.3 plus superannuation (9.5%).
  • Weekend Work: The role may entail some weekend work, which will be paid consistent with the SCHADS Award for level 5.3.
  • Extension: subject to the availability of funding, and performance there maybe opportunities to extend this contract.

Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this role will be a self-starter with a passion for driving and promoting community sector projects. Previous fundraising experience will be highly regarded, including approaching potential donors and developing effective fund raising strategies. We are looking for someone who will be comfortable with engaging with people from all backgrounds and can work with other community organisations to progress TFCR fundraising goals. Our ideal candidate will also have the ability to assist with the progression and finalisation of governance paperwork for TFCR.

How to apply

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