Position Vacant: Fundraising Officer

Fundraising Officer – Position Description

The Australian Refugee Association (ARA) is a community-based South Australian organisation that provides settlement support for people of refugee and migrant backgrounds. ARA’s programs offer support in the areas of settlement, migration, employment, accommodation and education, in addition to mentoring new and emerging communities.

The position of Fundraising Officer supports ARA through marketing activities, community and fundraising events, meeting fundraising targets and achieving the overall service objectives of ARA. The position is an instrumental part of the team that engages with the wider community and which includes both staff and volunteers. The position regularly liaises with donors, schools, local
business’, community groups, service providers, sporting and creative arts associations, local councils, and churches to develop strong working relationships and gain support for ARA programs.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds, strong event management skills, high attention to detail, and excellent administration skills. Experience within a marketing team and charitable organisation will be highly regarded.

About You
• Strong administration, planning and time management skills.
• An understanding of finance and processing donations (experience with Gestalt Fundraising Software advantageous).
• Experience coordinating fundraising activities and events, including Entertainment Book and lottery sales through to large scale public events.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
• Possess a passion for working within the community sector.
• A sound understanding of traditional marketing, digital and engagement marketing practices and events coordination experience are essential.

Employment Conditions
• This is a part time position (0.6-0.8FTE, to be negotiated).
• Out of hours work is a mandatory element of this role, especially during Harmony (March) and Refugee (June) Weeks.
• Driver’s license essential.
• Ability to salary sacrifice – increasing take home pay by up to 10% of salary.
• Salary paid in accordance with Modern Award (SCHCDS).
• Employment with ARA is based on a satisfactory police check.

A job and person specification is available on the ARA website – www.australianrefugee.org

Applications should address the job specification and be directed to cassie.magin@ausref.net by 28th May 2017, with the successful applicant expected to begin on Wednesday 14th June.