Community Engagement and Fundraising Coordinator

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Organisation : One Eighty Avalon Inc.

Location : Sydney (Avalon)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy, Mental Health, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 27 Jan, 2020

About the role

This is a biggie for us and requires someone with top notch communication skills! In this role you’ll be responsible for implementing our community engagement strategy. One part of this is maintaining stakeholder relationships, which means you’ll be required to attend networking and engagement events on behalf of the organisation. You’ll be the go-to person for our awesome Street Team, who are passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated young people, who represent One Eighty at community events and other opportunities for community engagement. In this role, you’ll also be responsible for overseeing our community fundraising initiative and looking for new and effective fundraising and community engagement opportunities.


  • Awesome team environment

  • Access to a staff wellbeing program

  • Internal and external mentoring

  • Flexible working arrangements


You’re a people-person at heart. You’re motivated, fun, passionate about the youth mental health sector, and super-duper organised (we can’t stress this point enough!). You’re great at communicating in any situation, no matter how time sensitive, unique or challenging. You can write well and are a stickler for grammar and punctuation. You have an ability to build rapport with a variety of individuals (particularly young people!), and can collaborate in a fast-paced team environment. You have a great work ethic, can work independently and use your own initiative, can think outside of the box, have strong time management skills, and a passion for producing high quality work.

A few other things we’ll need from you:

  • Some experience coordinating programs or events (preferably within community

    outreach/engagement space)

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite

  • Knowledge of, or experience working within the mental health sector (not necessary but a plus!)

About the organisation

Organisation Name : One Eighty Avalon Inc.

We’re a rapidly growing youth mental health charity, founded in early 2017 in response to a number of youth suicides on the Northern Beaches. We founded One Eighty because we knew that suicide was preventable. We wanted to see youth mental health done differently. At the time of founding the organisation, we weren’t really sure what this meant - or what this would look like - but we instinctively knew that something just wasn’t right with the way young people were interacting with mental health services. There was a clear stigma around mental illness and help seeking, and a distinct lack of services in the local area - the nearest headspace was over an hour away.

What was also clear to us, was that young people needed greater representation in the mental health sector. There needed to be a clear, youth voice, that agitated for change and worked with existing services to ensure available help was accessible and engaging for a diverse range of young people.

Run by young people, for young people, One Eighty fills this gap in Australia's current suicide prevention strategy. The organisation is leading the way for peer to peer models of community support, is raising the profile of exceptional existing services, and is reimagining what youth engagement in the NFP sector looks like.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Community Engagement and Fundraising Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.


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