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Fundraising Coordinator - Remote / Work from Home

Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN) Australia
  • 12 month contract
  • Part-time position - .04EFT

The position

The Fundraising Coordinator role is a 12-month part-time position commencing in September with the possibility of extending to a permanent part-time position (funding dependent). The equivalent of two days per week, equating to .04EFT. The position requires the successful applicant to predominately work from home. A three month probation period applies.

About SWAN

Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN) Australia provides information, support and systemic advocacy for families caring for a child with an undiagnosed or rare genetic condition. We organise peer support events and networking opportunities to help SWAN families connect and reduce the pain of isolation, frustration and anxiety.

SWAN advocates for increased funding for genetic research, free and equitable access to genomic testing and decreased waiting periods. We provide a public voice for our families, campaigning for improved disability support services, better community education and greater resources and pathways so that SWAN children can thrive. 

SWAN was established in 2012, as a not for profit incorporation and charity and is the peak organisation supporting and advocating for SWAN families at a national level. We estimate that 50 children are born with an undiagnosed or rare genetic condition in Australia every week.

About the Role

The role of fundraising coordinator is a newly created position assisting the CEO, SWAN Board and our volunteers with fundraising activities. The fundraising coordinator will play an essential role in helping SWAN achieve their mission of supporting more SWAN families and ensuring the long term sustainability of our organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to join our hardworking team and utilise your excellent networking and partnership skills to identify and develop fundraising and philanthropic opportunities that align and support SWAN’s strategic objectives.

The position reports directly to SWAN’s CEO. The fundraising coordinator will raise the profile and awareness of undiagnosed and rare genetic conditions and build on our donor, philanthropic and partnerships database and secure new donors. The role will ensure SWAN will diversify its revenue streams through securing charitable gifts and proactively engaging and stewarding major donors, trusts, foundations and partnerships. They will ensure SWAN can deliver on strategic priorities of sustainability to enable us to continue to support our members.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain, build and develop strategic and mutually beneficial relationships with new and existing donors, trusts, partners, funders, philanthropists and key stakeholders.
  • Establish and coordinate systems and processes relating to workplace giving, individual giving, bequests and general donations.
  • Expand and diversify SWAN’s current revenue streams to deliver on our strategic priorities with regards to raising awareness, fundraising activities, appeals and philanthropy and assist with further developing SWAN’s fundraising strategy and social media campaigns to attract donors.
  • Identify opportunities for growth and implement strategies to achieve growth targets.
  • Record, measure and report on fundraising activities, donor lists and relationships through Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  • Meet key objectives set by the SWAN CEO and the Board to grow the fundraising capacity of SWAN.
  • Perform other duties as required, consistent with your skills and experience, e.g. assist with grant applications.
  • Keep updated with the latest fundraising trends to ensure we are on track to meet our fundraising targets.

Essential key Selection Criteria

  • A minimum of five years experience and demonstrated track record of working across multiple fundraising and philanthropy streams (including bequests), with demonstrated success in engaging with corporates, major donors and fundraising for not-for-profit organisations.
  • Excellent donor relationship skills, including demonstrated ability to proactively acknowledge, influence and engage with donors and potential stakeholders.
  • Confidence and experience in developing and implementing fundraising strategies and effectively manage tasks carried out at a professional level.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), including persuasive and negotiating skills in a multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills, including the ability to network with people of diverse ages and backgrounds.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline e.g. philanthropy, marketing, communication or business.
  • Hardworking, self-motivated, proactive and enthusiastic person who wants to give back to an organisation that makes a difference to the undiagnosed and rare disease community.

Desirable Requirements

  • Have an understanding of families living with disability or chronic health conditions.
  • Previous experience of working as a fundraiser professional in the health or disability sector.
  • Knowledge of CRM – Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  • A flexible approach with regards to hours of work.
  • Current Working with Children Check and Police check.
  • An understanding of publicity, social media and digital communications.

For further information and a position description, please contact Heather: heather@swanaus.org.au using the subject line: Fundraising Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs or call 0404 280 441.

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