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Director Development and Communications

Organisation : The Alannah and Madeline Foundation

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Marketing, Media & Communications

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 2 Jul, 2021

About the role

The Director, Development & Communications role is a newly shaped role, designed to develop and implement innovative fundraising and marketing strategies to increase the reach of the Foundation’s work in Australia. With a focus on diversifying income streams, pioneering digital fundraising to reach the goals of awareness and income generation, this role sits on the Executive Team, reporting to the CEO. The mandate for the successful candidate is to drive new channels and new strategies in keeping with the iconic brand and reputation that is the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and Dolly’s Dream. You will lead a high performing team who are committed to delivering strong results and making a significant impact, protecting Australia’s youth. If you are driven by success, and have a collaborative approach to developing and delivering fundraising and marketing strategies, this role may be for you.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this newly shaped role, you will have:

  • Significant experience developing and delivering fundraising and marketing strategies designed to increase income streams and brand awareness
  • Demonstrated senior leadership experience, with an innovative and empowering mindset
  • Exceptional knowledge and experience in developing digital fundraising plans
  • The ability to identify new opportunities to diversify fundraising channels
  • A data driven and metric approach to strategic development opportunities
  • The desire to set and reach stretch revenue targets
  • A qualification in fundraising, business or marketing or related work experience

This is a sensational opportunity to join a high profile, national brand who are committed to protecting Australian children from bullying and abuse. We are seeking a passionate, talented, strategic leader who is ready to drive volume and growth to support essential programs.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Alannah and Madeline Foundation

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation was set up in memory of Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three, who were tragically killed with their mother and 32 others at Port Arthur, Tasmania, on 28 April 1996. In memory of his daughters, Walter Mikac AM and a small group of volunteers set up the Foundation with the belief that all children should have a safe and happy childhood without being subjected to violence. The then Prime Minister launched the Foundation on 30 April 1997.


The Foundation works to identify issues that affect the wellbeing of children, to deliver state-of-the-art programs and products and are committed to lobbying for systematic change to build a safe environment for children growing up in Australia.


The Foundation also supports Dolly's Dream, educating and empowering families and communities to prevent the devastating effects of bullying.

How to apply

Please click the apply now button, or for further information, please contact Lyndsey Walker at Six Degrees Executive on 03 8613 3518.

Six Degrees are the retained partner for this assignment. Any external applications will be referred to Six Degrees for review.


If you are the successful candidate, you will be required to produce a police check and a Working with Children Check.

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Please quote in application: Director Development and Communications via Pro Bono Australia.


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