At Aurora, their goal is for every Indigenous student to access educational opportunities, so they realise their academic potential. For some, that is completing Year 12 and for others, that’s a PhD from Harvard. Aurora are aiming to shift the paradigm about what is possible for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians, starting with students in Year 8 with their high school program, all the way through to post-graduate studies at international universities with Aurora’s scholarship program.
Reporting to the Development Manager, the Development Coordinator will assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of philanthropic opportunities from individuals, corporates and trusts and foundations. Key Responsibilities: • Assist the Development Manager to implement fundraising strategies to optimise income generation from philanthropic sources including individuals, corporate foundations, and philanthropic trusts and foundations. • Work collaboratively with Aurora Program Managers to ensure an understanding of processes, resource requirements and budgets to assist writing and developing funding proposals and applications • Assist Development Manager to build relationships with current donors and identify opportunities to increase support aligned with Aurora’s mission and values. • Provide support in the development of philanthropic campaigns including direct mail, email, and social media appeals, as well as funding submissions and proposals.
The successful candidate will be able to work with a large degree of autonomy whilst utilising their creativity, strategic mindset and “can-do” attitude to make a valuable contribution to our broader Development area. You will be able to work with a large degree of autonomy whilst utilising creativity, strategic mindset and “can-do” attitude to make a valuable contribution to our broader Development area. The position also includes interacting with Aurora staff to ensure that activities and deliverables are comply with funding agreement requirements as well as Aurora’s values and ethical standards. Selection Criteria: • To be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine requirement for this role under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). • Demonstrated experience in the development and writing of funding submissions and proposals • The ability to communicate effectively with Indigenous people, stakeholders, and organisations • Demonstrated project management skills, including organization and time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure to tight deadlines • Highly developed written communication skills • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills Other Requirements: • Willingness to obtain a Working with Children Check • Satisfactory national police check • A willingness and ability to travel to regional, metropolitan and interstate locations for work purposes
• Competitive salary • Salary packaging plus Meal and Accommodation card • Culturally safe team environment
The role will be based in Sydney, Australia. Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “Aurora Education Foundation – Development Coordinator”. Your application should include: • a cover letter [maximum five pages] responding to the selection criteria as detailed above • an up-to-date CV of no more than three pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role Applications must be received by Midnight April 6, 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. How to get more information: Additional information is available in the role description or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. Lesina Gibbs-Manuatu | Talent Acquisition Specialist, Pipeline Talent Email: [email protected] Ph: 0408 027 880