Community Fundraising Senior Coordinator (18 months contract)

Date published

10 Sep 2019

Applications close

09 Oct 2019



Community Fundraising Senior Coordinator (18 months contract) – Sydney office

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world. Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, we deliver extensive health care and 24-hour emergency service to those who live in and travel through remote, rural and regional Australia.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section seeks to appoint a full time Community Fundraising Senior Coordinator in our Sydney office for an 18 months contract. This position will drive the development of the community fundraising program, supporting marketing and fundraising campaigns with a focus on the retention of supporters in line with the organisation’s fundraising strategy. With one direct report, this position will manage stakeholder relationships, maintain a strong community presence and work closely with the Retention and Development Manager and fundraising and data teams. Key responsibilities will include:

  • engaging and nurturing relationships with community groups and organisations, auxiliary groups and third party fundraisers including high net worth individuals
  • overseeing and attending community fundraising events
  • managing organisers in third party fundraising organisations
  • acquiring new donor and providing donor support 
  • managing the donor journey to build loyalty and grow relationships
  • identifying and developing new relationships, partnerships and opportunities for community giving

Skills Required 

Your experience will include business development, event or community fundraising experience with a proven track record of building strong relationships. Also experience managing supporter and customer engagement with excellent communication skills ideally including with senior people and high net worth individuals. Your track record will include:

  • demonstrated experience in coordinating group events 
  • success in managing multiple events or deadlines to meet income targets
  • experience managing volunteers and organisers in third party fundraising organisations
  • driving relationships and developing supporter bases of community fundraisers
  • high level donor care and donor relationship management
  • understanding of industry standards, reporting and governance requirements

To apply: forward your resume, a cover letter outlining how you meet the qualification/skills requirements and copies of your qualifications to

For more information about the role, email Richard Hatchard on

RFDSSE is an equal opportunity employer

Any published closing dates are estimated, the RFDS SE aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.