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Event Fundraising Coordinator

Maggie's Rescue Co-operative Ltd
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Position Summary and Primary Objectives

Maggie’s relies entirely on the efforts of volunteers to run smoothly. The logistical champion of our charitable community, we are looking for a volunteer Event Fundraising coordinator who will pride themselves in community engagement, and championing our mission in Sydney to new supporters.

In this role you will work with the Events Manager to plan, coordinate and execute our Tier 2 events i.e. markets, doggy days, Bunnings fundraisers etc. as well as supporting our bigger Tier 1 events such as movie screenings, comedy nights and a large outdoor community event.

Supported by the wider Marketing team, you will use your skills to ensure our events run smoothly and with your on-site team help engage audiences to learn more about Maggie’s Rescue and raiding some much needed funds. Making a real difference for companion animals who need our help!

Role Responsibilities

Responsibilities may include:

  • Collating requirements for the event
  • Logistically organising and arranging bump-in/bump-out, signage, gifts, prizes and other logistical needs
  • Organising teams along with the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Donations, prizes and auction item procurement, liaising with the Sponsor Coordinator and the wider marketing committee
  • Creating run sheets
  • Liaising with event contacts and venues
  • Being a runner (available for ad-hoc tasks on the day)
  • Taking and collating photos, if a social media rep isn’t available
  • Debriefing of event and recommendations
  • Ensure photos where necessary are archived and/or shared (to main sponsors)

Qualifications/Experience/Knowledge

  • Have basic event coordination skills
  • Have the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team, taking on new tasks as required
  • Have highly developed organisational and time management skills
  • Have highly developed communication skills (written and oral), interpersonal skills and presentation skills
  • Have the ability to perform set tasks efficiently and to a high standard
  • Have passion and drive
  • Be flexible and confident in engaging others

Core Competencies

Communication Skills - High level of communication, clearly and professionally in written and oral form, ranging from factual reporting to story-telling style.

Initiative and Confidence - Generates and acts on new ideas that add value to the business. Looks at different ways to solve problems and address difficulties. Always offers a solution to an issue they face.

Achievement Drive - Set goals and strives to achieve them with enthusiasm and determination.

Respect - Treats colleagues and customers in a manner which demonstrates professionalism, integrity, honesty and fairness and without judgment.