About the role
Summary and Broad purpose of the Position
This is an exciting and challenging position for a dynamic, motivated and highly organised individual with a demonstrated commitment to outcomes and business development and improvement. Retina Australia is governed by an active and hands-on Board of honorary directors however the Marketing & Fundraising Manager has the ability to drive and develop the business. The successful candidate will work independently and be pro-active, without the immediate on-site presence of colleagues or directors.
The Marketing & Fundraising Manager will be an assured self-starter who is professionally and emotionally mature with the ability to communicate clearly, candidly and fully, in order to promote the organisation effectively and produce a consistent financial income as a direct result of the fundraising strategy which they have established with the approval of the Board.
The role will include the development and growth of Retina Australia’s donor and corporate donor base and workplace giving program and increase revenue generation and awareness throughout Australia of Retina Australia and its research grant program for inherited retinal diseases.
The Marketing & Fundraising Manager will be a team player but with the ability to lead improvement and change in consultation with the Board.
This is a new position which will be located within a newly established national office in a small team environment. This position will commence at 20 hours per week with the potential to increase in the future. Key responsibilities may vary over time.
About the organisation
Retina Australia is a not-for-profit charitable membership organisation that has operated across all states and territories of Australia for over 35 years. Individual State & Territory membership organisations, originally established to support persons locally with inherited disease, have recently merged with Retina Australia and the first national office has been established. All of the affiliated organisations have until now been predominantly managed by volunteers.
Retina Australia supports all persons affected by inherited retinal disease, their family and friends. Inherited retinal diseases are the leading cause of vision loss in people of working age and a common cause of vision impairment in childhood. Each year, an increasing number of Australians are diagnosed with an inherited retinal disease and it has been estimated that such diseases personally affect 10,000 Australians across all age groups.
There are currently no treatments or cures for inherited retinal diseases although some clinical trials across the world show promise that treatment may soon become available for some forms of the disease.
Retina Australia has a vision that there will be “a world without inherited blindness”.
Our mission is to assist those affected by vision loss through inherited retinal diseases while working towards the global eradication of such diseases.
How to apply for this role
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Marketing & Fundraising Manager via Pro Bono Australia.