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Community Development Specialist - Fundraising - Townsville

Cancer Council Queensland

Our Mission

Reducing the burden of cancer. Cancer Council raises funds that are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with cancer, through research, patient care, prevention and early detection. We are dynamic, outcome-focused and responsive to community needs, committed to voluntarism and the pursuit of excellence in all activities. All employees and volunteers from CCQ, through their work, are actively involved in cancer control.

About the role

The Campaigns and Community Engagement team delivers National, State Peer to Peer Campaigns, Third Party Beneficiaries, Fundraising Events, Community Fundraising and Community Engagement across Queensland such as Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, Daffodil Day and Relay for Life.

As the Community Development Specialist, you will be responsible for strategically driving fundraising campaign participation, growing community engagement within your geographic region and community within campaigns such as Relay for Life, Daffodil Day and Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

You will connect CCQ to aligned groups, corporate and community through building new long-term mutually beneficial relationships, promoting CCQ fundraising programs and services, resulting in meeting fundraising and community objectives and targets.

You will be working closely with the Community Engagement Coordinator in the regional office to ensure our fundraising supporters, volunteers and community engagement opportunities are front of mind, knowing you have a great broader team that supports you.

If you enjoy variety, thrive on autonomy and a challenge, and are a people person, then this role might be for you.

This role is Permanent Full-time (37.5 hours per week) and requires out of hours travel times.

About you

If you are a people person, a networking guru and love to bring people together please keep reading;

  • You are a networking guru with an ability to manage and expand existing networks along with identifying and establishing new networks.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including well-developed public speaking skills.
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and work within tight timeframes.
  • Self-motivated leader with a high level of initiative, and the ability to work unsupervised.
  • Prior work experience with volunteers, fundraising and events is highly regarded with the ability to recruit, motivate and coordinate accordingly.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely and effectively in a team, as well as be autonomously self-driven.
  • Understanding of, or commitment to the charitable sector is advantageous.
  • Demonstrated experience in project and/or event coordination is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community engagement, fundraising principles and techniques.

If the above sounds like you, please review the Position Description for full role description.

Your Leadership Contribution

CCQ has a Leadership Capability Framework which outlines the necessary capabilities of leaders at different leadership levels: Executive (CEO and GMs), Senior Managers, Managers, and Frontline Managers (Team Leaders and Senior Coordinators).
As a leader at CCQ you will be expected to demonstrate behaviours under three core capability groups: Vision and Strategy, Driving Outcomes and Attributes and Behaviours.


Cancer Council Queensland is a growing community-based organisation offering employees flexible work arrangements, salary packaging opportunities, and a supportive team environment where healthy lifestyle balance is encouraged.

How to apply

Applications including a current resume and cover letter should be addressed to: Manager, Community Engagement Cancer Council Queensland.

For your application to be considered, it is recommended that the following documentation is attached with your application:

  • Cover letter – Your cover letter should clearly indicate the position you are applying for and give a brief summary of your motivations for applying and your relevant skills and experience.
  • Current Resume – Your resume should include your contact details, work experience, educational background and professional development.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible as Cancer Council Queensland reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement early should a suitable applicant be found.

The successful applicant will be required to provide a current National Police Certificate.

Cancer Council Queensland will contribute to equality and reconciliation by encouraging applications and inquiries for employment opportunities from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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