We endeavour to save and improve the lives of Australians affected by kidney disease and are committed to promoting good kidney health through education, advocacy, research and support.

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Community Fundraising and Events Manager

Position Title: Community Fundraising and Events Manager
Direct Reports: Four
Business Unit: Fundraising
Location: Melbourne Date Effective: 15 February 2019
Status: Full Time FTE 1.0


Kidney Health Australia is the peak body for kidney disease providing a diverse range of support programs and services for people living with chronic kidney disease including the Big Red Kidney Bus, Transplant Housing, Kidney Kids camp as well as a broad suite of Advocacy, Research and Education programs and initiatives, currently employs around 100 staff across 5 sites nationally.

About the Department

Community Fundraising and Events play a key role within the Fundraising team with expertise in direct mail, digital marketing as well as major gifts, bequests and trusts and foundations. Reporting to the General Manager of Fundraising, you will be joining at an exciting time of growth which requires you to be responsible for building a new a national Community Fundraising and Events team to increase support towards all key programs, services and initiatives for the kidney community of Australia.

About the Role

The Community Fundraising and Events Manager will develop and implement a national plan for community fundraising and events which engages fundraisers, corporate partners and members and ultimately increases their contribution towards our work.

  • Developing, planning, executing and evaluating new and existing fundraising events and activities
  • Developing and nurturing relationships and proactively promoting support opportunities – building awareness of the organisation and its mission with individuals, corporates, clubs, churches, community groups, schools and other potential sources of support
  • Being a champion of change and continuous improvement in fundraising activities and effectiveness

To be successful in this role

  • Extensive experience in the planning, delivery and evaluation of fundraising events and activities in the not for profit sector
  • A track record of success in revenue growth and income generation
  • Broad exposure and knowledge of fundraising practices
  • A pro-active approach to pipeline management
  • High level organisational, planning and reporting skills
  • Enthusiasm, energy, drive and initiative

How to apply for this job

All applicants to provide responses to the Key Selection Criteria in a cover letter along with a copy of your most current CV to Marcia.Christmas@kidney.org.au

Candidates will be required to be in possession of a Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Applications close Tuesday, May 14th, 2019.

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