Key Relationships Fundraising Coordinator

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia · Marketing & Communications


You’re an enthusiastic and experienced relationship builder with a track record of achieving significant income growth in fundraising, sales or business development. You’re confident engaging with senior stakeholders, enjoy ‘making the ask’ and get a buzz from seeing results. You’re looking for a creative, broad and challenging role in which you can take ownership of your work. And most of all, you’re looking for a position that will give you the opportunity to use your skills to make a real difference to the lives of others.

In this face to face role, you will have the chance to meet inspiring people every day, taking ownership of delivering Act for Peace’s fundraising strategy within Victoria. You’ll be focused on driving significant fundraising growth with our most generous supporters: managing relationships with our most engaged churches, our bequestors and major givers.

Australian churches have played a key role in our work since it began in 1949, and today almost 2,000 churches support our programs each year. You will manage relationships with our most engaged churches in Victoria, identifying, coaching and supporting church leaders to deepen their engagement with the cause and increase funds raised for our overseas work. You’ll provide inspiring, high-quality support, fundraising ideas and advice, and manage a network of passionate volunteer speakers to increase support for Act for Peace, and our well-known and well-loved Christmas appeal, the Christmas Bowl.

We believe we have a big opportunity to increase our income by better engaging our existing and prospective bequestors and major givers, and we are investing in a new strategy to do this. You’ll lead the implementation of this new strategy in Victoria by identifying, researching and nurturing major giver and bequest prospects through the prospect pipeline, and stewarding these generous supporters through 1:1 relationships.

While Victoria will be your focus state, you’ll also play an important role managing relationships with our most important supporters and churches in Tasmania, South Australia, and some in Western Australia.

In this role you’ll work with a motivated and experienced team with an ambitious marketing and communication strategy - and growth targets to match. You’ll not only play a crucial part in increasing fundraising income in the next few years, you’ll also help build our base of committed and influential supporters working together to achieve safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict and disaster in the long-term.

This is a part-time (0.6 FTE), permanent position based in our Melbourne CBD office. The salary will be negotiated depending upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

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Act for Peace takes child protection seriously. As part of our Child Protection Policy, employment is conditional upon the outcome of an Australian Federal Police Background check, as well as an equivalent police background check for any country in which the applicant has lived for more than 12 months during the last five years. For the full Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct please see:

For further details, including our selection criteria, download the Key Relationships Fundraising Coordinator Information Pack.

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