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Fundraising Coordinator

Advertiser: Ten Lives Cat CentreMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
17 Sept 2019
Work Type
Part Time
Community Services & Development, Fundraising

Do you love fundraising? Have a commitment to animal welfare? Love cats?

Ten Lives Cat Centre is opening a new phase in its operations as it seeks to create a vibrant fundraising program.  This is an opportunity to join the program on the ground floor and shape its future.

The Fundraising Coordinator will manage all fundraising activities for the centre, through hands-on campaign development and execution, donor relationship management and database management, with an aim to significantly grow philanthropic income.

The position is three days per week up to full time negotiable with the successful applicant.  While a number of foundation tasks exist, this is an opportunity to lead the program and develop its direction.

Ten Lives is the largest dedicated cat shelter in Tasmania.  We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to caring for and rehoming the unwanted cats and kittens of southern Tasmania, improving feline welfare in the state, and encouraging responsible cat ownership. We accept all lost, stray, unwanted and feral cats and don’t charge a fee for these services, however gratefully accept donations as we receive no government funding. All our income comes from the community through donations, bequests, membership, sponsorship and our adoption, retail and boarding operations.


You will have proven ability to develop and execute strategies to increase philanthropic income, with significant experience in community engagement or fundraising. You will be a self-starter who can work successfully in a team environment, and have a natural ability to nurture personal relationships. Exceptional planning, communication and software management skills a must.

Award wages.

Apply by sending a cover letter and resume.

Applications close Sunday 6th October.

Further information email:


  • Develop the fundraising function of the Centre.
  • Develop, organise and execute direct mail and social media campaigns, and special events, to support and generate philanthropy.
  • Manage and build on relationships with current, lapsed and potential donors.
  • Research and document profiles on individuals and organisations, seeking opportunities to grow revenue and identify potential significant high gifts.
  • Undertake personal visits to major donor and bequesters, understanding motivations, and developing tailored requests.
  • Research foundations and other philanthropic organisations, and develop applications.
  • Maintain the fundraising database, to ensure contact information and progress updates are recorded.
  • In conjunction with the Marketing Manager, develop campaign themes and visual identities, and draft messages.
  • Develop content for social media and public relations opportunities.
  • Co-ordinate the generation of contact lists for campaigns.
  • Collect, extract and report on key data.
  • Liaise with mail houses and other providers to co-ordinate campaigns.

Skills Required - Essential

  • Proven ability to develop and execute strategies to increase philanthropic income.
  • Significant experience in community engagement and/or fundraising.
  • Exceptional project planning skills.
  • A natural ability to develop and nurture personal relationships.
  • High level ability to take initiative, and work well in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level attention to detail.
  • High level software management.



  • Commitment to animal welfare.
  • Familiarity with Privacy and Fundraising laws and other relevant laws and standards.
  • Experience in working in a not for profit community-based organisation.
  • Experience in event management.



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