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National Manager, Events & Community Fundraising - Sydney / Melbourne

The Smith Family
  • Be part of an organisation that makes a difference
  • Maternity Leave Cover until June 2022
  • Sydney or Melbourne based

The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. The National Manager, Events & Community Fundraising manages the strategy, design and delivery of The Smith Family’s national events and community fundraising, including associated digital platforms, to build engagement with donors, partners and supporters and to generate income in line with strategy and targets.

A day in the life of the National Manager, Events & Community Fundraising might look like this, but really every day will be different:

  • Lead a team of events managers to deliver on our strategy, and provide coaching, mentoring and growth opportunities for the team
  • Collaborate with all key stakeholders to achieve agreed outcomes, ensuring strong stakeholder communication and engagement
  • Develop the strategy for events and community fundraising in The Smith Family, in conjunction with the Head of Strategy & Philanthropy and in collaboration with key stakeholders, and drive the execution of this strategy
  • Drive the further development of the community fundraising events calendar, that is well supported by the organisation, and identify new community events opportunities
  • Ensure and maintain a streamlined briefing process for all events, managed through the national events workflow plan, which ensures that all events remain strategically aligned to the organisation and stakeholders are informed and engaged

It takes a special kind of person to be our National Manager, Events & Community Fundraising. Successful candidates will bring the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in related field
  • Event management experience and Community fundraising experience
  • High level internal and external stakeholder management experience
  • Successful contract negotiation background
  • Strong leadership capabilities and proven ability to manage and develop a strong events team

Living up to our employment promise, our team members tell us that working for The Smith Family they have great job flexibility and the ability to work alongside committed, passionate and professional team members whilst engaging in challenging, fulfilling and diverse work. In turn, our team members believe that they offer commitment to our vision, mission and values and effective collaboration with fellow team members to deliver strong performance outcomes.

If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, please click apply, we’d love to hear from you. You may view the position description attached. For any other information, please contact Hannah Foster, National Manager, Trusts & Foundations at Hannah.Foster@thesmithfamily.com.au, using the subject line: National Manager, Events & Community Fundraising enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children Checks. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

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