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Events and Fundraising Manager

Conservation Council ACT Region
  • This is a part-time (22.5 hours per week) position until 31 December 2022, with 3 month probation and likelihood of extension
  • Salary: $71,393 pa (pro-rata)

The Conservation Council ACT Region is seeking an Events and Fundraising Manager who is organised, has creative ideas, and knows how to grow and nurture relationships with donors and supporters. The successful applicant will work with the Executive Director and the team, and play a central role in building the viability of our organisation by ensuring strong relationships with stakeholders and member groups, and co-ordinating and promoting our signature events.

About the Conservation Council ACT Region

The Conservation Council ACT Region is the peak environment organisation for the Canberra region. We represent community environment organisations as well as the broader environmental interests of all citizens of the ACT. The Conservation Council’s mission is to achieve a healthy environment and a sustainable future for our region.

We campaign for a safe climate, to protect biodiversity in our urban and natural areas, to protect and enhance our waterways, reduce waste, and promote sustainable transport and planning for our city. We work in the ACT and region to influence governments and build widespread support within the community and business to deliver environmental outcomes. We put forward evidence-based solutions and innovative ideas for how we can live sustainably.

At a time when we need to reimagine a better future, we understand that the changes we need will only happen with the collective support of our community.

To learn more about the Conservation Council ACT Region: www.conservationcouncil.org.au.

The Events and Fundraising Manager will work with the team to:

  • Develop and implement strategies to support the long-term financial viability of the Council.
  • Plan and coordinate the Conservation Council’s events, including managing publicity and bookings.
  • Liaise and manage effective interaction with stakeholders, funding bodies, donors, and community and business contacts.
  • Identify potential donors, including relevant philanthropic foundations.
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase donor giving and bequests, through building and maintaining donor relationships, and analysis of donor trends.
  • Ensure IT systems support and facilitate donor requirements.
  • Promote events and fundraising opportunities via positive media and social media stories.

Selection Criteria

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Organisational and project management skills – preferably with experience initiating, developing, and managing events.
  • Experience in donor management and fundraising.
  • Adaptability, flexibility and commitment to work as part of a small team in a changing work environment.
  • High-level computer literacy and capacity to build new skills as technology changes.
  • A passion for building a more sustainable Canberra and protecting our natural environment.

For further information about this position please contact Helen Oakey, Executive Director at director@conservationcouncil.org.au using the subject line: Events and Fundraising Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs or 02 6299 3202.

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