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Community & Partnerships Coordinator

Organisation : The Alannah & Madeline Foundation

Location : Melbourne (South Melbourne)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising, Volunteer Management

Sector : Children, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 25 May, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Alannah & Madeline Foundation

About the Alannah & Madeline Foundation:

For 25 years, national charity the Alannah & Madeline Foundation has worked to safeguard every child’s right to live free from violence and bullying. We recognise the dangers children face today are increasingly complex, so we innovate, adapt and respond.  The Foundation also supports Dolly’s Dream, educating and empowering families and communities to prevent the devastating effects of bullying.


What we offer you:  

  • Access to full NFP salary packaging benefits. 
  • Genuine flexibility with wellbeing time each week. 
  • Additional leave during the end of year break. 
  • A purpose-led culture, with a supportive and friendly team environment. 

About the role

The team:

Our team is passionate, authentic and above all, we are motivated by the important work that we do. The Foundation fosters a culture of respect, enthusiasm and high work standards. Our values Act with Courage, Stronger Together, Be Curious, Accountability Matters and Always with Empathy are embedded into how we operate individually and together as a Foundation.


The role:

Reporting into the Community Partnerships & Campaigns Manager, this three year contract role is based in South Melbourne and is responsible for:

  • Coordinating community fundraising activities focusing on individuals and community groups to raise funds, generate and increase support and awareness including schools, third party fundraisers, community groups and local businesses.
  • Providing exceptional supporter care for community fundraisers and community partners, respond to enquiries, and funnel new partnerships opportunities to the appropriate relationship manager for follow up.
  • Coordinating the volunteering program, recruiting volunteers, liaising with our volunteer database and supporting other departments with their volunteer requirements.
  • Assisting with the evolution of the Community Giving program from traditional practices into a boarder program which supports multiple initiatives across Individual and Community Giving.
  • Identifying opportunities for innovation, both within existing campaigns and new campaigns, and implement test and learn activities in consultation with the Community Partnerships & Campaign Manager.


Experience required:

  • Minimum three years’ experience in fundraising, preferably in a community fundraising role.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong and enduring relationships with community members, volunteers and fundraisers, to quickly build rapport, and confidently liaise with people from all walks of life and backgrounds. 
  • Excellent administrative skills with ability to understand and process complex tasks and procedures, and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously using effective time management and prioritisation skills within a fast-paced environment, while also working autonomously on clearly defined projects, and in a small team.
  • Knowledge of fundraising database systems (preferably Raiser’s Edge).

How to apply

To apply:

Please review the attached position description for this role and ensure you address the 'Knowledge, Experience and Requirements' section in your application.

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 25th May and we will be short-listing candidates prior to the closure of this role, so please do not delay submitting your application.

For further information contact 


Important - please note:

  • The Alannah & Madeline Foundation has the highest commitment to child safety. A police check and current Working with Children Check (or equivalent) are required for the successful applicant.
  • The Foundation takes all reasonable steps to prevent any risk to the health and safety of staff. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation requires all staff who perform ‘in-person’ work or who are required to attend the office to be fully vaccinated and to provide evidence of their vaccination, or medical exemption, prior to commencement.



Please quote in application: Community & Partnerships Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Fundraising, #Volunteer_Management
Sector: #Children, #Youth_and_Young_People


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