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  • Work type:

    Full Time

  • Location:

    North Melbourne

  • Job type:

    Fundraising and Philanthropy

  • Date posted:

    AUS Eastern Standard Time

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Community Fundraising & Engagement Coordinator

Job description

About us

The Lost Dogs’ Home is one of Victoria’s most iconic animal welfare organisations, caring for around 13,000 lost and abandoned dogs and cats each year. We provide a wide range of animal welfare and community programs and services. We pride ourselves on employing passionate individuals who demonstrate a strong personal connection to animals, the community and the cause.

The Role:

Based in our North-Melbourne location, the Community Fundraising & Engagement Coordinator plays a key role in elevating LDH’s community giving program to maximise revenue and engagement. The role will proactively promote our mission and vision to community fundraisers and donors alike, to help give animals across Victoria the best chance of a healthy and happy life. The role is suited to someone with peer-to-peer and/or corporate fundraising experience, an energetic and motivated ‘people person’ with a passion for animal welfare and the important work that LDH does.

The role will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating existing community fundraising campaigns and activities, including but not limited to third-party events, workplace volunteering and workplace giving programs.
  • Implementing community fundraiser and donor stewardship journeys and communications to increase retention and life-time value to The Lost Dogs’ Home.
  • Creating new community and corporate fundraising initiatives, products and activities for business, community and individuals and groups to fundraise for on behalf of The Lost Dogs’ Home. 
  • Growing and managing the workplace giving program.
  • Developing and executing campaign strategies, with a focus on retention and lifetime value.
  • Actively identify, recruit, cultivate, and steward peer-to-peer fundraisers.
  • Leveraging LDH’s media, corporate and community networks and contacts to drive engagement and success of fundraising activities.
  • Implement strategies to grow the number and value of fundraisers through multiple channels (with a focus on digital).
  • Coordinate the day-to-day operations peer-to-peer fundraising events, including responding to fundraiser and donor enquiries, manage external suppliers and agencies, and delivery of event communications.
  • Manage community fundraising administration, including maintaining accurate and comprehensive records in CRM database and processing of donation data from 3rd party platforms.
  • Monitor and meet income and expenditure targets set in consultation with the Individual and Community Giving Manager.

Our Ideal Candidate will bring:

  • Enthusiasm, motivation and the desire to use their skills to make a positive difference in the lives of animals.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to influence and negotiate positive outcomes.
  • Previous experience in a similar role, with a proven track record of consistently achieving fundraising revenue targets.
  • Demonstrated experience providing high-level supporter care and a strong understanding of the donor journey.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering successful community fundraising programs including; fundraising propositions, products and toolkits to support and promote community fundraising and engagement opportunities.
  • Exceptional time-management skills and the ability to balance multiple priorities and work to tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in using digital and social media platforms to drive the success of community fundraising initiatives.
  • Strong administration skills with an eye for detail.

What we can offer you:

  • Unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of animals at a leading Animal Welfare organisation.
  • Friendly, supportive work environment (surrounded by animals) with flexibility to work from home.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Access to our Foster Care program.
  • Discounted pet adoption fees.
  • Discounts at our Vet Clinic, Frank Samways

If you are interested in this position, please apply now, ensuring you have included a cover letter and current resume. If you would like a copy of the Position Description, please email us at

If you would like to learn more about The Lost Dogs’ Home visit us at

COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Orders

LDH employees are classified as ‘veterinary and pet/ animal care workers’ under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (General Workers) Order (Order) issued by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer. This means that LDH employees must be vaccinated in accordance with the Order (subject to any applicable exemptions) and provide their employer with their vaccination information, as a condition of their employment with LDH. LDH cannot consider applications from people who do not comply with the Order. All information provided to LDH in compliance with these directions will be treated as sensitive information and managed in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1988.

Candidate Screening

The successful applicant will be required to complete satisfactory background screening checks.

The Lost Dogs' Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.



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