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Events Coordinator – Fixed-Term Contract until end of November

Apply now Job no: 985058
Work type: Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Fundraising & Events

  • Part-time fixed-term contract with flexible work hours/days
  • Not-for-profit opportunity based in the Sydney CBD near Town Hall station
  • Wonderful team, competitive remuneration and salary packaging benefits

 About Us

Sir David Martin Foundation is a national charity, dedicated to helping young people in crisis.

Founded in 1990 by the late Governor of NSW, Sir David Martin, who had a dream of "safety, hope and opportunity for all young Australians", the Foundation works with our major partner, Mission Australia, to keep vulnerable young people alive, safe and with opportunities.

Sir David Martin Foundation is the main funder of the Triple Care Farm Programs, treating young people aged 16-24 with drug and alcohol addictions.

Your Opportunity

The Sir David Martin Foundation (SDMF) seeks an organised and professional Events Coordinator to join our team on a short part-time fixed-term contact until the end of November.

Reporting to the Events Manager, you will provide assistance and support the planning, management and implementation of the Foundation’s annual major fundraising event: Abseil for Youth, held every year in mid-October to raise funds for Triple Care Farm, a holistic youth drug and alcohol treatment center.

Held over two days, this major event sees hundreds of people abseil down a Sydney CBD building to raise vital funds for young people in crisis. In 2019, Abseil for Youth will celebrate its 10th year with a goal of raising over $300,000!

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Assist the Events Manager and Foundation team to promote the event and support the participants
  • Assist team in reaching set targets and objectives, financial and promotional
  • Support all event participants to successfully reach their fundraising target
  • Source event volunteers to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for all

Requirements for Success

  • Experience working on successful fundraising events with a constrained budget
  • Experience with event logistics, event marketing, supporting volunteer fundraising and bringing multiple complex stakeholder relationships together
  • Copy writing/other marketing skills and experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and online fundraising platforms (preferred)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a confident telephone manner

Culture & Benefits  

As Mission Australia is the Trustee of the Sir David Martin Foundation your employment contract will be with Mission Australia.

The Foundation has family values and is a friendly, flexible working environment.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email or phone (02) 9217.1075.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

For more information, feel free to view the Job Description via Sir David Martin Foundation Events Coordinator.pdf. For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check if you haven’t completed one in the last 12 months.

Applications close midnight, Sunday 23 June 2019.

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