Community Fundraising Manager

Islamic Relief Australia works within the Islamic Relief federation to deliver high-quality aid and development projects in line with our aims of alleviating suffering and ending poverty and inequality for all people around the world.

We are a non-proselytising, non-sectarian faith-based NGO. Our Islamic values of compassion, excellence, social justice, custodianship and sincerity inspire the work we do and informs our organisational culture.

We are a small, friendly and passionate team based in Auburn, Western Sydney with a fundraising and awareness-raising focus. We are proud to be an Australian NGO, and work to uphold the ACFID Code of Conduct and work within DFAT compliance requirements.

Islamic Relief is a child-safe organisation committed to the protection of the people we serve. Our recruitment and selection procedures are designed to ensure we only recruit people who are suitable and aligned with our standards on the safety of children and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse. All appointments are subject to appropriate background checks and screening.

Due to the growth of the organisation, the Fundraising and Community Relations (FCR) department is in need of a Community Fundraising Manager.

Are you a people person with strong ties within the Muslim Community? Do you thrive on developing relationships with donors, sponsors and partner organisations? Are you a fundraiser with a proven ability to meet and exceed fundraising targets through quality professional interpersonal relationships? IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU – WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU TODAY!

You will lead a team of energetic community fundraisers to create fundraising initiatives that will enable Islamic Relief Australia to achieve it fundraising targets and deliver on its humanitarian mission and strategic objectives.

You must have a strong commitment to our Islamic values and be passionate about making a difference and easing suffering globally. You take a professional, friendly, and enthusiastic approach to your work.

Provide Leadership and management for the community fundraising team.
Provide strategic direction, create annual plans, and develop relevant fundraising procedures.
Fundraising, Moves Management and Prospecting Supporting the FCR Director, Supporter Services Manager and key stakeholders in the development and implementation of the Prospecting and Moves Management systems for IRAUS to achieve its fundraising Goals and Objectives.
Lead the fundraising team in undertaking all Fundraising Activities.
Oversee the creation and delivery of community fundraising appeals nationwide.
Support Corporate Services team in administration and compliance for State offices.

Minimum 5 years experience in a similar role, preferably in the not-for-profit sector
A minimum of 3 years experience in team management, including managing a team of fundraising staff, mobilising volunteers, and using HR systems
Graduate qualification in fundraising, marketing, communications, or another relevant field
Membership/engagement with a relevant professional body i.e., Fundraising Institute of Australia
Sound management, marketing, and professional fundraising experience
Knowledge of the Australian fundraising environment including applicable laws and regulations
Knowledge and understanding of the Muslim community in Australia
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with time pressures and managing multiple tasks
Strong facilitation and networking skills to build and manage diverse internal and external relationships
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Additional relevant language skills will be highly regarded
Cross-cultural communication skills and knowledge of Islamic faith values
Experience in various software applications including Office 365, and CRM (The Raiser’s Edge) desirable
Demonstrated experience in organising and managing events, mobilising volunteers for social justice work

Islamic Relief (IR) promotes equality and meritocracy and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct. We will carry out screening checks and will take out references on your behalf if you are selected.

Please note, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in Australia.

We promote diversity and equality in all our practices. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information please refer to the attached Job Description.

Closing date: Sunday 30 May 2021

Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted.