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Fundraising Advisory Board (FAB) Member

Organisation : Oaktree

Location : Melbourne

Time required : 1-2 hours/fortnight plus 4-6 meetings/year

Duration of project : Minimum 12 months commitment

Skill area : Advocacy, Board & Committee Members, Community Services, Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy, Policy & Research

Sector : Community Engagement

Application closing date : 31 Jan, 2022

About the role

As a member of the group, you’ll play a key role in guiding Oaktree’s fundraising strategy development and implementation, as well as provide expert advice to Oaktree’s Board of Directors, Head of Community Engagement and broader supporter engagement team, with the aim to aid revenue diversification and growth. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • Believes in the power and importance of youth-led initiatives to achieve sustainable and positive social change in Australia, Asia and the Pacific
  • Approaches their work with humility and integrity, and is excited about exploring innovative strategies for raising revenue to address global injustice
  • Has significant experience in at least one of the following areas: grants, major gifts, corporate giving, fundraising events and/or product development
  • Knows how to provide advice in a succinct, relevant and respectful way
  • Is comfortable advising and guiding young people to deliver outcomes
  • (Desirable) has experience in fundraising and/or revenue diversification strategy, particularly in the context of youth- and volunteer-led non-profits
  • (Desirable) has fundraising expertise in the international development context

As a member of FAB, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting Oaktree’s CEO and Community Engagement team to deliver successful fundraising strategies, products and activities. You will do this by:
  • Providing input and advice on strategic considerations and decision-making processes relating to Oaktree’s fundraising and community engagement work
  • Providing guidance and mentorship to the Oaktree Community Engagement Team – this could include advice on revenue diversification strategy and support with fundraising campaign design, implementation and management
  • Reviewing and commenting on fundraising strategy and campaign plans
  • Supporting Oaktree’s programs and initiatives through personal involvement
  • Consistent meeting attendance and timely offline engagement

Assisting Oaktree’s Board of Directors in overseeing the fundraising strategy development and monitoring revenue performance of Oaktree. You will do this by:

  • Reviewing Oaktree’s fundraising performance, making recommendations to the Board about introducing, scaling or phasing out activities where relevant
  • Contributing to organisational fundraising and revenue diversification strategy development by providing strategic guidance and advice – this could be provided through attending up to 2 Board meetings a year when relevant


  • Attend FAB meetings 4-6 times a year, mostly on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening, and online. There is generally 2-4 hours of preparation for a meeting
  • Be available for 1-2 hours per fortnight to provide mentorship and support to Oaktree’s Community Engagement team outside of FAB meetings
  • A minimum 12 month commitment, reviewed annually

This is an ongoing recruitment, where applications will be reviewed on a fortnightly basis until the position is filled. With any questions, please contact the People and Culture team at 

About the organisation

Organisation name : Oaktree

As a youth-run organisation, we value the knowledge and expertise of young people.  People under 30 are strongly encouraged to apply.  We are also seeking to capture diverse experiences and perspectives on the FAB and strongly welcome applications from women, LGBTQI+, non-binary & gender diverse people, people of colour, First Nations people, CALD people, and people with disability. 

How to apply

Sounds like you? Apply here:

Please quote in application: Fundraising Advisory Board (FAB) Member via Pro Bono Australia.


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