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PO Box A524
Sydney South NSW 1235, Level 11, 227 Elizabeth Street Sydney NSW 2000

Telephone: 1800 812 164

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Careers Philanthropy Coordinator

Are you proactive, passionate about building great relationships and looking to make a significant impact in the world? We're looking for a Philanthropy Coordinator to join our Fundraising team in the Sydney CBD. This exciting role is required to help position our organisation for significant growth as we surge forward in our mission to not just fight poverty, but end it.

Reporting to the Chief Philanthropy Officer, this role will coordinate all activities across three teams – development, marketing and communications – providing exceptional communication and service to key stakeholders including supporters, council members and ambassadors, and supporting the growth of Opportunity’s programs.

Join a dynamic team as we embark on our next chapter, break new ground, and have an even greater impact than ever before!

About Opportunity International Australia

We believe that ending poverty is the single most significant thing we can accomplish in our lifetime. There are still two billion families around the world living in poverty, surviving on less than we would spend on our daily cup of coffee. With more than 45 years’ experience, Opportunity International Australia exists to give these families the tools they need to work their way out of poverty. Our work is motivated by the love of God towards all people. 

We recognise that poverty is complex, so we use a multi-faceted approach to solving it. Working with local partners, we deliver holistic solutions to target the three biggest obstacles that people living in poverty face: livelihoods, health and education. We help families use small loans to start businesses so they can earn their own incomes; we improve health, sanitation and nutrition so illnesses don’t stop them from running their business; and we support better education so that the next generation of children can leave poverty for good.

Join us! Together, we can become the solution for world poverty, one life at a time.

Don't fight poverty – end it.

Core Responsibilities

  • Administrative support – as right hand of the Chief Philanthropy Officer, this role will provide exceptional administrative support: organising team meetings, workshop planning, communicating with key stakeholders, taking minutes, preparing monthly reports and undertaking follow-up actions and mailings.
  • Management of a portfolio of supporters ($300-$999 per annum segment) which includes personal engagement in the stewardship, recognition and development of relationships. You will serve as the main point of contact for the supporter, providing a high level of service and responsive communication via email, post and phone as needed.
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure all supporter activities are integrated and effective and that all deadlines within the Supporter Relations team are met.
  • Ongoing development and implementation of policies, processes and procedures for the Supporter Relations team, in order to drive efficiency and growth. 
  • Maintenance of data integrity, tracking engagements and inputting key information into the Raiser’s Edge database. 
  • Coordination and management of events.
  • Assist the National Marketing Manager and National Communications Manager on a project basis as needed.
  • Assist with the management of volunteers, interns and consultants to support the team in a range of activities, from desktop research to profile development.
  • Ongoing monitoring of industry trends and studies, disseminating relevant information to team members to further drive performance.

Your skills and attributes

  • Proactive – willing and able to take action beyond what is required or expected
  • Committed to service – passionate about building high-quality professional relationships and providing warm customer service to all stakeholders
  • Results-oriented – focused, efficient, creative and willing to problem-solve to achieve goals
  • Adaptable and resilient – flexible, able to work alongside different personalities and communication styles in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills – able to prioritise, multi-task and manage projects with great attention to detail
  • Exceptional personal standards – honest, professional and reliable  
  • High emotional intelligence – an ability to build thriving working relationships and navigate any possible conflict with diplomacy, maturity, grace and a sense of humour
  • Professional standard of excellence and presentation
  • Excellent communication skills – strong written and verbal communications across a variety of channels; excellent interpersonal skills and telephone manner; ability to compile detailed and compelling reports, presentations, budgets, spreadsheets etc.
  • Commitment to the core values and aims of Opportunity; cultural fit with the team and an understanding and appreciation of Opportunity’s Christian motivation.

This role would suit a candidate with previous experience managing workflows/diaries/projects at an executive level, with an ability to assist more than one manager. Previous experience in a development or sales environment and customer service orientation is an advantage, as is previous experience managing volunteers or working in a growth-oriented company.

Opportunity is a child safe organisation. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a National Police Check and adhere to our Child Protection Policy.

How to apply

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please email your resume with a cover letter to

Position will be filled when the right candidate has been identified; early applications are encouraged.

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