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Fundraising Events Coordinator Position Description

Position Description

Position Title:

Fundraising Events Coordinator NHA


Direct Reports:




Hospice North Shore



August 2017


Reporting To:

Fundraising Events Manager



1.0FTE (40 hours per week)


Position Objective

The Fundraising Events Coordinator will work as part of the Community Engagement team and assist the Fundraising Events Manager to ensure all fundraising events and activities are implemented and managed locally to deliver on budgets, targets and income in line with the Fundraising Strategy.


Key Accountabilities and Expected Results


Expected Results


  • Contributes to the work of the fundraising team to ensure the financial performance of the fundraising team meets or exceeds budget annually.

Events Support

  • Assists the Fundraising Events Manager with the organisation and coordination of big events i.e. Golf Tournament, Vintners’ Brunch, Front Up and other fundraising events as required by the overall fundraising strategy.
  • Maintains key relationships with event sponsors, partners and Hospice supporters including volunteers
  • Ensures timely and appropriate acknowledgements are planned and operationalised.


Community Events

  • Working closely with the Community Engagement Manager;
  • Support the delivery of local campaigns and events such as Hospice Awareness Week, $Add, Trees of Remembrance and Car Lottery, Coastal Challenge, or others as required
  • Proactively grow and support local community & business fundraising opportunities.
  • Support community groups in holding fundraising events on behalf of Hospice North Shore
  • Support volunteer groups in delivering their fundraising events.
  • Oversees the coordination of volunteers for all hospice lead and community events.
  • Support community partners such as businesses, schools, Rotary, BNI and other groups in their activities for Hospice
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for events and campaigns including co-ordination of volunteer support and venue bookings.
  • Provides back up to wider Fundraising Team as appropriate
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date supporter records on the fundraising database and filing system
  • Secures auction items or other prizes or contributions to ensure event fundraising targets are met or exceeded.
  • Develop new and maintains relationships with event sponsors, participants, volunteers and supporters
  • Ensures supporters and sponsors are promptly communicated with and appropriately thanked and acknowledged.
  • Participates in post-event briefing sessions. Provides post-event analysis, budget recaps, participant feedback and incorporate learning into future plans.
  • Record activities in the fundraising database to ensure accurate data is available for analysis and planning
  • Brief and work with the Communications Team to promote local community events, including preparation of collateral, web & online fundraising and social media promotion where required.

Supporter Care

  • Delivers a high standard of supporter care, including responding to donor correspondence and queries
  • Maintains the supporter database as appropriate


  • Contributes to a positive team environment
  • Adopts an open approach to working across teams to achieve a shared goal.
  • Openly and effectively communicates to all stakeholders and shares knowledge for the benefit of all.

Health and Safety

  • Actively promotes a safe workplace and health and wellbeing of staff
  • Complies with and contributes to Health and Safety systems and Emergency procedures in place throughout organisation.
  • Reports all departmental accidents and incidents/near misses accurately and in a timely manner.

Any other Reasonable Duties

  • Any other reasonable duties as required by the Fundraising Events Manager in order to support a happy, safe and high performing work environment.
  • Meet employee responsibilities in accordance with Appendix 1.



Important Working Relationships


  • Fundraising Team
  • Volunteers
  • Staff across the Northern Hospice Alliance


  • Supporters
  • Suppliers
  • Sponsors
  • Community Partners



Person Specification



  • Experience in a similar fundraising or events role
  • Excellent relationship building and networking skills
  • Exceptional communication skills (listening, verbal and written)
  • Highly organised, approachable and collaborative working style
  • Excellent IT skills including the ability to use databases to manage supporter relations.
  • Prepared to be flexible to attend community events or manage/coordinate events that fall outside the ‘normal’ working day.
  • Not for profit experience an advantage
  • Relevant tertiary qualification



Appendix 1

General Responsibilities of an Employee of the Northern Hospice Alliance.

The following responsibilities are shared by all Northern Hospice Alliance staff. Please read this section carefully as it contains important information that applies to your role every day.

General Responsibilities


What’s Expected of You

Professional Standards

  • Maintain any qualifications, including registrations and practising certificates, required for legal and safe practice
  • Keep yourself up to date on knowledge, best practices and legislation relating to your work
  • Make a personal contribution towards effective and efficient working relationships with your team and other NHA Teams
  • Ensure you carry out your work in a way that is customer focused and meets professional standards
  • In conjunction with your manager, identify your own training needs and plan to meet these needs
  • Manage your own time and prioritise your work effectively.

Legislation, Regulations and Organisational Policies

  • Be familiar with and adhere to the provision of:
  • All relevant acts and regulations
  • All organisational policies
  • Relevant procedure manuals.

Health and Safety

  • Carry out work in a healthy and safe manner
  • Encourage and assist others to work in the same way
  • Report and rectify any unsafe workplace conditions/practices
  • Complete an accident report for any accident, injury or near miss which has taken place at work in a timely manner
  • Co-operate with, support and promote health and safety actions and initiatives in the workplace
  • Read and understand the health and safety manual and the emergency plan
  • Keep your knowledge of identified hazards up-to-date.


  • Adhere to the Privacy Act 1993 and the Health Information Privacy Code 1994 and subsequent amendments in regard to the non-disclosure of information
  • Strict confidentiality of patient, applicant and employee information is maintained at all times.


  • Thoughtful of other people and take time to put yourself in other people shoes
  • Positive about what we can achieve, high standards and motivate others to achieve
  • Open, flexible and accepting of challenges
  • Treat others as you would like to be treated
  • Honest with yourself and with others
  • Resources are used thoughtfully and effectively
  • Behave and work in a responsible and ethical manner that is consistent with your profession
  • Understand that everyone has a voice and therefore you listen, acknowledge and respond appropriately
  • Recognise that each individual brings unique qualities to contribute to the group.