Organisation Name Dementia Australia
Location Sydney, Australia
Date Posted October 26, 2017
Job Type Contract
Close Date There is no formal close date, please apply as soon as possible.
Job Number 33976
Residency You must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this role.


  • Contribute to the shaping of a new and progressive peak body organisation for dementia
  • Would suit a fundraising manager with an events and generalist fundraising background
  • Maternity leave cover – full time for 1 year with potential for a further 12 months extension


The Organisation

Dementia Australia (previously known as Alzheimer's Australia) is the newly formed national peak body and leading Australian organisation representing people with dementia, their families and carers.

In Australia, over 413,000 people have dementia, with an alarming 244 new cases each day and dementia now the 2nd leading cause of death in the country.

Dementia Australia delivers support services, raises awareness, fundraises and facilitates research and education into the prevention, delay and cure of dementia.


The Role

As Fundraising Manager Special Projects you will manage and drive the delivery of key fundraising events and take the lead on new developments, campaigns and initiatives within the Dementia Australia fundraising team, with your responsibilities including:

  • Project managing vital assignments from conceptualisation to completion
  • Leading teams to produce and run events and campaigns
  • Managing event and campaign budgets, reporting and analysis
  • Developing and nurturing relationships with corporate and community organisations
  • Writing, editing and coordinating a broad range of communications
  • Acting as the liaison point between Dementia Australia and the network of sister organisations in other states to support and coordinate national consistency in fundraising brands


Benefits & Culture

  • A flexible and supportive work environment
  • Attractive staff benefits and salary packaging
  • Onsite all day parking


Skills Required

 You are target driven, creative, resourceful and adaptable with demonstrated fundraising expertise across all disciplines and a successful track record in:

  • Strategic project management
  • Event planning, coordination and management
  • Managing a wide range of campaigns
  • Communications support, particularly writing, editing and content development
  • Sponsorship and community development
  • Managing multiple stakeholders


If you have a genuine passion for supporting people living with dementia and wish to apply for this role, please click apply,  submitting your resume and cover letter addressing the skills required, in MS Word format, quoting reference #33976 or call Louise Furlong on 02 8243 0570 to discuss.

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