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Communications Coordinator, Events

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Organisation : Multiple Sclerosis Limited

Location : Melbourne, Victoria (Blackburn)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Disabilities

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 21 Jun, 2019

About the role

The Role:

We are recruiting for a very exciting opportunity as a Communications Coordinator, Events, to work within a supportive and highly motivated team located in Blackburn.  The primary purpose of this role is to create and manage all electronic direct marketing emails for Walk + Fun Runs and Mega Swim/Squash fundraising events.  With you strong creative writing ability,  you will produce content to engage, motivate and inspire participation and fundraising in these events and as well as other community fundraising activities. 


Your responsibilities:

You will be responsible for coordinating the production of content for fundraising campaigns to maximise impact and return, and ensure that communications are relevant, engaging and motivating for MSL multiple audiences.   

Additionally you will be responsible for coordinating third party contractors (such as videographers, graphic designers and photographers), interviewing clients for cause stories, editing, and creating writing and supporting corporate partners/sponsors.


Your capabilities:

You will need to have demonstrated experience in external stakeholder engagement and a great ability in developing these key relationships to achieve desired outcomes.  With your resourceful and motivated approach, you will manage inbound media enquiries for events and fundraising activities and work closely within the team to meet key objectives.

To be successful in this role, we are looking for someone who has:

  • Sound experience in marketing or communications, ideally in a fundraising capacity
  • Proven experience in content production and copywriting
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal
  • Outstanding relationship management skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team
  • Sound computer skills in a range of Office products

You will be working with a highly successful team managing content for events and fundraisers to help people living with MS.  From time to time, you will be required to attend and support events which may be local and include evenings and/or weekends, or occasionally you will be required interstate. 


Your Qualifications:

You will need to have a tertiary qualification in marketing, media, journalism or similar and ideally within the NFP sector.

So now that you have identified that this may be your next career step, here are the finer and important details to help support your goals:


Your salary:

This is a full time and permanent position and you will be working from the office in Blackburn.  The position offers a competitive annual salary + super + a  generous tax-free salary packaging option (which means more in your take home pay), as well as the opportunity to work within a high profile, highly respected, not-for-profit Australian organisation.

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Police Check, possibly an International Police Check, a Working with Children Check and a Working with Vulnerable People Check. 

Please note: From 1 November 2017, there is a requirement for all workers within a disability services organisation in Victoria to be screened against the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme (DWES) List. A notification may also be made to the DWES unit should it be determined through other safety screening processes, such as a police check, that a person may fall within DWES criteria.  For further information, please see www.dhs.vic.gov.au/disability-worker-exclusion-scheme.

MS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people with a lived experience of disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Multiple Sclerosis Limited

Introduction to MS:

Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MS) is a Not for Profit organisation, and a leading source of information, advice and services for individuals living with multiple sclerosis.  The main focus of the organisation is to help minimise the impact of multiple sclerosis on individual lives and provide ongoing support to ensure their journey is not undertaken alone. 


Working with MS:

At MS, team members have great satisfaction in knowing they are part of a team that is making a real difference to the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis.

MS strives to be an employer of choice and have developed an employee benefit program for all permanent and fixed term employees.  These include:

  • Generous Salary Packaging options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Birthday leave
  • Bring Your Dog to Work!
  • Discounted Private Health, life, travel & pet Insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Purchased leave
  • Rewards & Recognition program
  • Learning & Development opportunities

……………. any many more! 

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Communications Coordinator, Events via Pro Bono Australia.

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