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Fundraising Coordinator


Location: Melbourne, Australia

Organization: International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA)


IWDA is the leading Australian agency entirely focussed on women’s rights and gender equality in the Asia Pacific region. We are international, feminist and independent.


Reporting to the Fundraising Manager and working collaboratively with the Strategic Engagement (SE) team, the Fundraising Coordinator’s primary objective is to care for our donors and supporters by helping them invest in gender equality for all.

The role does this by supporting our annual fundraising efforts across mail, phone and digital channels and by coordinating innovative and targeted campaigns advocating for women’s rights in international development settings. This role will support existing and new income portfolios including appeals, campaigns, regular giving and support new ideas. The position will assist the Fundraising Manager with external relationships with fundraising agencies, design agencies and print houses, fulfilment and data selection and reporting. As a data and evidence driven team, this role will also support analytics and assessment of campaign performance.

This role will also support broader fundraising functions including our major gifts and philanthropy portfolio. It will also lead the delivery of donor events, and support a range of fundraising administration functions.

This position is a critical contract role in delivering unprecedented donor acquisition growth as a result of significant organisational investment in fundraising.


  1. Effectively coordinate Fundraising campaigns to meet financial targets

Work alongside the Fundraising Manager to coordinate campaigns as required across mail, phone and digital channels, from inception to implementation and evaluation

Collaborate with Communications team members to drive fully integrated campaigns Support the implementation of donor acquisition programs across appeals and regular giving to ensue steady increase in new donors

Coordinate activity to increase donor conversion and upgrade rates to increase donors’ gifts value and donation frequency

Support the Major Gifts and Bequest programs with campaigns

  1. Event and Administration support

Develop and deliver events as required, including for International Women’s Day

Support the Major Gifts Manager with donor liaison, diary management and program support

Supervise Volunteers to support fundraising activities including event and fundraising support

Provide donation processing and database support during peak periods and as required Other tasks and administrative support as required

  1. Stakeholder management

Support the servicing of inbound queries from donors who contact IWDA by phone or email, ensuring excellent customer care

Ensure donor satisfaction and care is central to all fundraising campaigns and programs 

  1. Support data management and analysis

Deliver data analysis and insights from campaigns to improve campaign return on investment

Contribute to team and organisational Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) through the analysis of data, identifying areas for improvement and implementing system improvements within fundraising 

How to apply:

If you are looking for an opportunity to work with a rights-based international development agency committed to gender equality for all please download the position description and cover letter template (links below) and email your CV and cover letter to by 11.59pm Monday 24 September 2018. Please, direct queries to this email address.

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