Employment opportunities

Volunteer Program Coordinator and Admin Support

(Permanent part time up to 50 hours per fortnight)

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic self-starter to lead a passionate team of volunteers in a fast paced, team environment.

In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring the effective recruitment and management of a diverse group of volunteers who are engaged in a variety of roles including; client support, fundraising, events such as the signature Celebration of Women Long Table Lunch and iconic Purple Bra Day, as well as coordinating corporate volunteer projects.

You will also implement strategies to grow the program and our volunteer base in line with best practice methods.

Volunteers are a vital part of what we do at Breast Cancer Care WA and the effective management of this important resource is essential.

Hours of work

Up to 50 hours per fortnight

Ideally 9.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday with one day per fortnight 9am to 5pm to cover the receptionist role. Negotiable.

Applicants must have the capacity to increase to full time (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) to cover the receptionist role during periods of planned annual leave up to 4 weeks per year.

Key job functions

  • Coordination of volunteers to support the organisations fundraising and support services objectives
  • Recruiting, interviewing, reference checking, training, assessment, support and supervision of all volunteers
  • Ongoing volunteer management including induction, supervision, feedback, reward and recognition
  • Provide position descriptions for a wide variety of roles
  • Preparation and facilitation of training sessions
  • Evaluation of the volunteer program
  • Manage the program through the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Database
  • Monthly reporting
  • Assist the receptionist with answering the phones and with capacity to cover the receptionist role during periods of planned annual leave

Essential criteria

Minimum 2 years’ experience in volunteer management or people management with demonstrated abilities in the following areas;

  • recruitment, training and people management
  • understanding of the value of volunteering
  • high level of interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to communicate and liaise with a range of individuals
  • Proven organisational and time management skills with high attention to detail
  • Highly developed skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and InDesign as well as proven experience using a client database
  • the ability to multitask and work to conflicting deadlines
  • ability to work both independently and as an active and involved team member
  • understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of people living with breast cancer 
  • the capacity to increase hours to cover reception during planned annual leave
  • Current ‘C’ class driver’s license and reliable vehicle

Desirable criteria

  • Experience in a charitable organisation
  • Confidence in public speaking
  • Ability to network

How to apply

To be considered for the position, please send the following to alex@breastcancer.org.au

  • Completed position questionnaire (downloadable here)
  • A covering letter that tells us why you are applying for the position and confirming that you meet the essential criteria
  • Current CV with two most recent workplace referees

Click here for the full position description.

Applications close

5pm, Wednesday October 22, 2014.
However don’t delay as interviewing will commence immediately!

Fundraising and Marketing Manager

(Full time)

Breast Cancer Care WA is a Western Australian charity that provides personalised emotional, practical and financial support to people affected by breast cancer.

We are seeking an energetic, self-starter to join the senior management team who is passionate, driven and motivated to achieve targets.

The position is critical to the success of the organisation and has full responsibility for meeting fundraising income budgets and the development of the organisations profile within the broader community.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and inspirational leader with the knowledge to oversee the planning, development and implementation of the fundraising strategy. They will lead mentor a team of 6, helping them to achieve their objectives and goals across various fundraising events, programs, campaigns and activities. 

The individual in the role is required to maintain relationships with key supporters, whilst also building new relationships which will assist the organisation to increase its income to facilitate the ongoing service provision and growth of the organisation.

Experience within the Non for Profit sector is essential as is the development and implementation of fundraising campaigns with proven experience in sourcing long term, large scale corporate partnerships.

Proven experience with the development and implementation of strategic marketing campaigns aimed at increasing brand awareness and connection with corporate supporters is also required.

Duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Develop and manage the organisations fundraising strategy and budget, particularly focusing on non-event income streams.
  • Source and manage key corporate partnerships, sponsorships and cause related marketing opportunities.
  • Develop personalised proposals and presentations to increase the number of significant donations to the organisation.
  • Provide strategic direction for the growth of existing fundraising programmes (workplace giving, bequests, in memoriam, gifts in lieu, grants etc) and research new means of generating income.
  • Oversee the direct marketing programme to acquire new donors. Ensure the implementation of donor conversion strategies and identify and cultivate potential major donors through regular communication.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of key events including setting and monitoring work plans, income and expenditure, communication plans and be aware of key event partners.
  • Manage and maintain budgets across all areas of responsibility;
  • Attend regular networking functions to increase new partnership opportunities.
  • Lead, motivate and mentor the fundraising team (of 6) to deliver outcomes in line with the strategy, budget and timelines.
  • Provide direct support, regular supervision and review of work performance for all fundraising team members.
  • Conduct annual performance development reviews.
  • Update, implement, monitor and evaluate the marketing strategy to increase brand awareness and increase income.
  • Secure and manage key media partnerships.
  • Oversee the organisation’s communications plan which includes marketing of all events, publications, press releases, print ads, website design and social media platforms.
  • Overall responsibility for the CRM database ensuring all contact activity and information is recorded effectively.
  • Produce monthly fundraising activity reports for the CEO and Board of Directors.


Minimum of 5 years’ experience and demonstrated success at a management level in a fundraising role, working across a broad range of fundraising streams including; corporate partnerships, events, direct mail campaigns, cause related marketing, major donors, bequests etc

Essential Criteria

  1. Proven experience developing and implementing a successful fundraising strategy.
  2. Sound skills in planning, evaluation, financial management and return on investment analysis.
  3. Strong proven leadership and team management/development experience.
  4. Experience in key stakeholder relationship management.
  5. Superior communication skills – written and verbal – with the confidence to prepare and present to external groups and individuals.
  6. Proven track record in sourcing sustainable corporate partnerships and other sources of income.
  7. Proven experience developing and implementing a marketing strategy.
  8. Ability to generate ideas, think innovatively and problem solve.
  9. Superior computer skills and experience managing a Client Relationship Management (CRM) database.
  10. Solid event management and project management skills.

Desirable Criteria

  1. Established network of contacts.
  2. Change management skills.
  3. Member or eligibility for membership to the Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA)

How to Apply

Only qualified and experienced applicants should apply.
Click here to review the full position description and if you meet the essential criteria email your application including;

  • Position questionnaire downloadable here
  • Cover letter addressing the essential criteria
  • Current resume including two recent work related referees

to Donna Rendell, Chief Executive Officer at donna@breastcancer.org.au

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