Community Engagement Manager

Job Title: Community Engagement Manager
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Newcastle
Reference: 302544A
Contact Name: Ali Kimmorley
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 10, 2022 16:00

Job Description

  • Fabulous mix of fundraising, sponsorship, grant and donor management

  • Integral part of making a difference!

  • Permanent position 70 hours p/fortnight that can be worked across 9 days

About the company  

Carrie’s Place provides domestic and family violence and homelessness services to vulnerable people in the Maitland, Port Stephens, Cessnock and Hunter Valley regions. Carrie’s Place is a safe place for all and has helped change the lives for many, in their 40-year history.

Located in East Maitland, Carrie’s Place services are underpinned by the values of social justice. Their philosophies are based on feminism and human rights and their focus is person centred, based on a strong commitment to the principles of social inclusion and capacity building.

About the opportunity

The Community Engagement Manager is a newly created position for Carrie’s Place and has been designed to identify, establish and manage relationships with existing and potential sponsors, donors and philanthropists. This includes planning and oversight of community fundraising and events, as well as digital communication support for exposure and promotion of fundraising campaigns and good news stories. In addition, the position includes project managing grant submissions, in conjunction with the Executive Officer.

Carrie’s Place has wonderful community support from corporate and individual donors which will provide a platform to springboard from. The Community Engagement Manager will lead the development of a Community Engagement Plan.

The role is permanent 35 hours per week however the 70 hours in each fortnight can be worked across 9 days to allow for one day off per fortnight. If you require additional flexibility we encourage you to apply.

About you


You will be a community minded professional, who has experience developing a Community Engagement Plan, and is passionate about seeing it successfully come to life!Your experience and know-how will see you hit the ground running, making an immediate difference. A proactive self-starter with boundless initiative and ‘get up and go’ is how you would describe yourself!

Additional skills and experience we are seeking include:

  • Actively rolling out a community engagement plan including fundraising and sponsorship

  • Assisting in the project management and writing of grant submissions

  • Highly developed interpersonal and written communication skills, and demonstrated relationship building that has led to securing sponsorships and donations

  • Managing and monitoring sponsorship and fundraising budgets

  • Maintaining accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources and sanction holders

  • Qualifications in Business, Marketing, Communications, or a related discipline, with subsequent relevant experience in a similar role, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and further education/training related to community engagement and fundraising

  • Prior NFP experience with fundraising campaigns (highly desirable)

A willingness to work flexibly, including evenings and weekends, is required to be present at fundraising and sponsorship events.

The position is offering an excellent salary and access to the benefit of salary packaging.

How to apply

To learn more about the key responsibilities and company culture of this opportunity, please contact Ali Kimmorley on 0421 697428 for a confidential discussion. You can access a success profile pack by clicking here.

Please submit your CV and cover letter by clicking “apply for this job”.

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