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Organisation : Running for Premature Babies Foundation

Location : Sydney (Coogee)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Community Engagement, Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy, Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 17 Jun, 2021

About the role


  • Identify and realise new corporate and community supporters/fundraisers, and investigate avenues for expansion, to meet agreed fundraising financial targets
  • Build strong relationships across key existing and new corporate and community supporters/ fundraisers
  • Maintain strong communication and provide support to corporate partners and fundraisers, working with other Running for Premature Babies team members
  • Develop strategic and appropriate fundraising resources
  • Ensure appropriate reporting and compliance with all relevant fundraising legislation
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of our work and impact, and donor reporting.


We’re looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated person who is passionate about the work of Running for Premature Babies and aligned with our values, goals and objectives.

An experienced fundraiser in expanding fundraising revenue for non-profit, you know how to engage donors and get people on board with a social cause and to take action.

A persuasive communicator, you will have the ability to engage new people and organisations and increase their awareness of the work of Running for Premature Babies, making others excited about being a part of the impact we create.

It’s essential that you’re able to be flexible and adaptable and pull up your sleeves and work in other areas on occasion to support the wider team.



  • Experience in a community fundraising role and donor stewardship – across individuals, community groups and corporates
  • Experience in expanding revenue for not for profits
  • Experience fundraising through appeals, corporate giving and sponsorships, bequests and events.
  • Have great negotiation and communication skills (both verbal and written) and be a comfortable public speaker. An ability to build relationships with all external partners and fundraisers, using face to face, phone, email and personalised video.
  • Experience dealing with donors and managing expectations.
  • Experience in Customer Relationship Management database analysis (Salesforce preferred) and fundraising platforms (FunRaisin, Grassrootz)
  • An understanding of the Australian fundraising landscape and the different players and opportunities.
  • Able to work independently and resourcefully
  • Proven ability to seek out opportunities and act on them.
  • A genuine passion for the vision and mission of the organisation.

This is a 0.6 Full Time Equivalent position based at our office in Coogee with some work from home. A competitive salary will be offered to the right person, and, as a registered charity, Running for Premature Babies employees are entitled to salary packaging thereby reducing their tax liability and increasing their take home pay.


  • This is a 12 month, part-time contract (24 hours per week) with potential for ongoing employment beyond contract (subject to review)
  • The role formally commences 1 September 2021 and finishes 1 September 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Running for Premature Babies Foundation

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Running for Premature Babies Foundation (RFPB) and help give premature babies a better chance of survival.

RFPB was founded in 2007 by Sophie Smith after she and her late husband Ash lost their first-born triplet sons, Henry, Jasper and Evan, following their premature birth at 24 weeks. RFPB raises funds for lifesaving neonatal equipment and research projects dedicated to advancing the care of premature babies nationally. We raise awareness of premature birth - celebrating all premature babies, both living and lost - and inspire people to achieve their fitness goals. Since 2007, more than 5,000 people have run with Running for Premature Babies, raising over $4 million and helping save the lives of around 6,000 premature babies.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Corporate Fundraising Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.



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