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Kidney Health Australia is dedicated to helping people with kidney disease, with a view to improving their health outcomes and quality of life, along with that of their families and carers.

At Kidney Health Australia we foster a supportive, inclusive environment to ensure positive morale, and personal and professional fulfilment.

Please see current positions available below. We also offer volunteer opportunities

If you are interested in working with Kidney Health Australia,  please contact us through the posted position contact details provided. Alternatively contact us at info@kidney.org.au.

National Fundraising Manager – VIC (posted 20.01.17)

 Position Description

Position Title: National Fundraising Manager
Direct Report: General Manager Business Development
Business Unit: Business Development – Traditional Fundraising
Incumbent: n/a
Date Effective: 1 January 2017
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
FTE 1.0
Status: 12-month maternity leave contract


The primary purpose of this role is to manage at a strategic and operational level the efforts of Kidney Health Australia (KHA) in raising funds for operating and capital projects.  This position is responsible for seeking out opportunities and developing and implementing initiatives to identify, cultivate and solicit current and prospective donors to ensure a strong base of ongoing financial support.

This role will ensure that KHA acquires and retains significant funds from major donors, philanthropic trusts and foundations, prescribed private funds (PPF) and the corporate sector as required.  A key component of this role is the establishment and development of strong relationships with potential investors and funders of KHA

In addition to management of the Trust and Philanthropic portfolio, this role will also be responsible for overseeing the traditional fundraising team and will have accountability for management of forecasts and budgets to ensure fundraising targets are met.  The National Fundraising Manager will be responsible for developing the business plan and longer term strategic fundraising plan to ensure that KHA is well positioned to deliver on its programs and services in the future with sustainable fundraising revenue streams.

See full position description here.

Community Volunteer Leader – QLD (posted 13.01.17)

Position Description

Position Title: Community Volunteer Leader
Direct Report: GM - Community
Business Unit: Community
Incumbent: TBC
Date Effective: TBC
Location: Brisbane, QLD
FTE 1.0


This purpose of this position is to work with the Community team to:

  1. design and implement a volunteer program,

  2. to build and implement a visitation program in all renal units operating in the State as well as connect with all identified kidney disease patients dialysing at home,

  3. to supervise volunteers involved with the visitation program and to provide direction, coordination and consultation for all volunteer activities offered by Kidney Health Australia (KHA) with the objective of:

  • Recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers to meet KHA objectives
  • Matching skills, experience and expertise of volunteers to the many and varied KHA initiatives.
  • Ensure effective and efficient utilisation of volunteer workforce to meet the KHA objectives
  • Manage volunteers and their relationships with those they come into contact with, including employees and service users of KHA.
  • Design, develop and implement activities within the renal units (in conjunction with hospital staff) that are relevant to the patient needs and enable the lived experience of in centre dialysis to be a more meaningful and enjoyable one.
  • To connect patients dialysing at home with existing community activities using the KHA website and other networks, that are relevant to the patient needs and enable the lived experience of home dialysis to be a more meaningful and enjoyable one.
  • To collect and collate information from all patients and their carers about needs and suggestions for improving the lived experience of in centre and home based dialysis and feedback to the GM Community so that future programs can be considered and funded and so that appropriate advocacy activity can be undertaken.

Additionally the Community Volunteer Leader will liaise with State government including the Department of Health to share information, respond to requests for proposals relating to kidney health, and advocate on behalf of those living with kidney disease and their families. 

The Community Volunteer Leader will participate in various committees and advisory councils for the same purpose and provide feedback to the GM Community so that an appropriate response can be coordinated by KHA. 

KHA is committed to a working environment that encourages teamwork and working together.

See full position description here.

For more information, or to apply, please address applications to Mikaela Stafrace;
phone 1800 454 363, email Mikaela.Stafrace@kidney.org.au

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