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Philanthropy Communications Coordinator - Sydney / Melbourne

The Smith Family
  • Be part of an organisation that makes a difference
  • Fabulous Comms generalist role offering lots of variety for someone adept at multi-tasking
  • Permanent full-time opportunity based in Sydney or Melbourne
  • Flexibility available (a combination of working from the office and working from home)

The Smith Family is an independent children's charity helping Australian children living in disadvantage to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. As we lead up to our Centenary, it’s an exciting time to be joining our family. We are now seeking a Philanthropy Communications Coordinator to join our dynamic team.

Reporting to the Philanthropy Communications Senior Coordinator and working with a high-performing and passionate team, this role is responsible for undertaking the communications activities that support community fundraising and events, and the acquisition and retention of corporate partners, high-value donors, and trusts and foundations. The role has a high level of internal and external engagement and requires a solid background in writing, Communications development and coordination, as well as a flexible approach to make things happen.

A week in the life of our Philanthropy Communications Coordinator will be full of variety, but every day can be different. In this role, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Reviewing and coordinating approvals on marketing communications materials, which our corporate partners and donors create to showcase their relationship with The Smith Family, ensuring these materials reflect The Smith Family’s brand guidelines, messaging and other relevant policies or guidelines.
  • Coordinating and implementing communications/marketing materials to attract and retain our corporate partners and Philanthropy donors.
  • Writing, editing and proofreading copy for a diverse range of communications material.
  • Interviewing students/families to create case studies and stories to demonstrate the impact of our work.
  • Supporting the Philanthropy Communications Team to project manage outsourced work, including engaging, briefing and providing guidance and support to freelance photographers, videographers, designers, writers and other related resources.
  • Creating compelling content for digital channels, including websites, email and social media.

It takes a special kind of person to be a Philanthropy Communications Coordinator. Our successful candidate will bring the following:

  • At least two years experience assessing, coordinating and developing communications/marketing materials gained from working within communications, marketing or advertising.
  • Strong, demonstrable experience writing, editing and proofreading for a broad range of communications and audiences.
  • Experience developing and collating content (stories and imagery) for both print and digital channels.
  • Proven ability to build strong cooperative relationships with key stakeholders and work collaboratively across teams to deliver excellent results.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • A talent for multi-tasking and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Previous experience delivering multi-channel campaigns (client or agency side) is desirable.

About our culture

The Smith Family has employees at the centre of its values and operations. We nurture a supportive and inclusive culture that enables people to achieve personal and professional goals, through collaboration and innovation. With a proven work-life balance, wellbeing and health are our top priorities. Enjoy many other benefits, such as tax concessions and flexible working arrangements.

If you are passionate about what you do, committed to making a difference, and this sounds like your next role, we’d love to hear from you. Please apply online and upload your CV and a cover letter detailing your skills and experiences. You may view the position description attached.

For any other information, please contact Ellen Stay, Senior Coordinator, Philanthropy Communications at Ellen.Stay@thesmithfamily.com.au using the subject line: Philanthropy Communications Coordinator - Sydney / Melbourne 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’s Check. 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.

The Smith Family is obligated to comply with Federal, State and Territory Government Rules and Health Orders. For roles that fall under Health Orders, to be eligible applicants will either need to provide proof of Vaccination or a Medical exemption.

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