Fundraising and Events Coordinator – Full Time (9 month contract)

Fundraising and Events Coordinator – Full Time (9 month contract)

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join our Wildlife Warriors team in a Full Time capacity as a Fundraising and Events Coordinator!

Australia Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, where we recognise the diversity of our workforce and community – be it on the basis of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, or religious belief. We provide specific workplace programs to support diversity and equal employment opportunities for women, people with disabilities and all cultural backgrounds.

The Fundraising & Events Coordinator is responsible for delivering fundraising programs, focusing on positive financial outcomes for the organisation and ensuring fundraising initiatives meet budget whilst adhering with brand, culture and ensuring there is a strong alignment with Wildlife Warriors strategic plans.

A successful candidate will have excellent organisational, oral and written communication and inter-personal skills, combined with an eye for detail. They will have the ability to deliver within set timeframes and work within a small team.

As this role requires continuous improvement of processes and procedures, we require a demonstrated ability to maintain and promote a flexible and positive approach to change.

Duties May Include –

  • Delivery of Wildlife Warriors fundraising campaigns and appeals such as:
    • Australian Tax Appeal
    • Trauma Season
    • Christmas Appeal
  • Delivery of Wildlife Warriors fundraising events such as:
    • Australia Zoo Markets
    • Steve Irwin Gala Dinner Brisbane
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality initiatives and activities that meet budget and strengthen the Wildlife Warriors brand
  • Provide the Development Manager assistance in other major AZWW initiatives
  • Develop and execute program plans including project management, stakeholders, communication plans and stewardship
  • Ensure that donors of all levels experience high-quality interactions that foster long-term engagement and investment
  • Provide administration assistance to the AZWW Development Manager and AZWW team
  • Providing FOH customer service at the “Sneak Peek” tour desk and public viewing gallery including sales, merchandising and promotional and informational signage
  • First point communication with donors and supporters via phone and email when required
  • Maintain the hospital’s tour schedule through communications with various Australia Zoo departments and the tour guides. Taking hospital tours as and when required
  • Input of information into Raiser’s Edge database
  • Assisting with the setup and pack down of Conferences and meetings that take place in the facility
  • Cash handling/EFTPOS transactions with the operation of computerised register
  • Answering incoming calls and responding in a timely manner
  • General cleaning of Tour Desk Area, Conference Room and Office Area
  • Work collaboratively with other Australia Zoo departments and managers
  • Other duties as requested by AZWW Development Manager
  • Maintaining Australia Zoo’s customer service standards
  • Commitment to our privacy and confidentiality policies
  • Ensure company ethics and professional standards are adhered to at all times
  • Working within the guidelines of health and safety procedures to ensure personal and visitor security and safety
  • Participating in performance training and development reviews or programs as requested by the company both on and off the job

Essential Criteria –

  • 7 day a week availability, including weekends, public holidays and school holidays
  • Applicants must be enthusiastic, mature minded, confident, well-presented and able to demonstrate a high level of work-ethic and initiative
  • 2+ years or more progressively responsible and successful experience as a non-profit fundraising, marketing or events professional
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Competent in Microsoft Office suite of programs, particularly high level of competency in Excel
  • Well-developed organisational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Personable and approachable with excellent customer service skills
  • Commitment to privacy and confidentiality
  • Ability to work in a small team environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • A high level of interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with staff and constituents at all levels
  • Have a brief understanding of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Global Conservation Projects
  • Passion for wildlife conservation and the mission of Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise and negotiate with all levels of staff and people in a wide range of business and community settings

Preferred Criteria –

  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Any associated licences; training, workplace health and safety
  • Current Manual Driver’s Licence
  • An individual that has worked in organisations with multiple stakeholders, departments and layered approval processes.

Apply for this job below. Applications close 6th of April 2021.


Here is a checklist of information you will need to have ready before you start to complete the employment application form:

  • Education history
  • Employment history
  • References
  • Any qualifications you may have eg First Aid
  • Any achievements you may like to tell us about
  • your availability (what hours can you work)
  • A resume in .pdf or .doc format
  • Any other info that may support your application

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