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Manager, Community Fundraising

Organisation : Caritas Australia

Location : Sydney (Alexandria NSW 2015)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Humanitarian, Overseas Aid & Development, Religion & Religious Groups

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 3 Mar, 2021

About the role

  • Manage nation-wide campaigns for an established international NGO
  • Full-time, permanent role based in Sydney
  • Salary packaging available

We are seeking a colleague who can drive the implementation of Caritas Australia’s community fundraising campaigns and play a key role in strategy development.

About you

You will thrive as the Manager, Community Fundraising if you have experience in:

  • Demonstrated success building and implementing successful Community Fundraising campaigns, preferably in the not-for-profit or association sector
  • Tertiary qualification ideally (Business, Marketing, or similar), but most importantly success in revenue and supporter growth by breathing new life into Community Fundraising activities
  • Strong team management skills, and the ability to give and receive constructive feedback, be agile and drive improvements, break down silos and nurture a culture that supports our strategy
  • Proven success in building rapport with internal and external stakeholders in complex environments, including experience identifying and developing community networks
  • Extensive experience in using donor data and segmentation to develop sound fundraising strategies
  • Professional communication skills, including excellent negotiation, influencing and presentation skills

About your next role

You will be involved in:

  • Delivering income targets above $10 million annually through Community Fundraising initiatives
  • Developing, implementing and managing Community Fundraising strategies and operational plans that will deliver and grow income targets, donor base and brand awareness
  • Leading and motivating an engaged Community Fundraising Team, managing performance outcomes, fostering innovation, proactivity and compliance with Caritas policies and procedures
  • Leading and motivating an engaged Community Fundraising Team, managing performance outcomes, fostering innovation, proactivity and compliance with Caritas policies and procedures
  • Making a difference in the lives of vulnerable people

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Caritas Australia

About Caritas Australia

Caritas Australia is the Catholic agency for international humanitarian relief and development in Australia. Through relationships with the Church, partners and communities in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and Australia, Caritas Australia helps to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

Our programs promote the good of every person regardless of their religious, political or cultural beliefs. We envisage a world in which children, women and men most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice are agents of their own change and architects of their own development.

Curious to know more?

How to apply

Are you our next Manager, Community Fundraising?

If you believe in partnership (not pity) and a hand-up (not a hand-out), then we’d love for you to apply.

Please send your application to jobs@caritas.org.au by COB 3 March 2021 with a subject line indicating the role title and the channel where you saw the role advertised (e.g. Manager, Community Fundraising via Pro Bono).

Your application needs to include:

  1. A cover letter outlining why you want to work for Caritas, how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role, and where relevant your residency/work status
  2. Your CV / resume

Our commitment to safeguarding

At Caritas Australia, we recognise the personal dignity and rights of all people, especially children and vulnerable adults towards whom we have a special responsibility. If you are offered this position, you will be required to undergo relevant background checks, including police checks and reference checks. If the position requires a Working with Children Check or foreign police check, it is your responsibility to obtain one before starting work. You will also be required to sign our Code of Conduct which includes a section on Professional Behaviour Standards for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults as well as to abide by our safeguarding policies.

Our commitment to diversity

At Caritas Australia, we support an inclusive and diverse workforce. In particular we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants for all advertised positions.


Please quote in application: Manager, Community Fundraising via Pro Bono Australia.


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