Established in 2000, Mercy Works is the development arm of the Sisters of Mercy in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Our organisation partners with vulnerable communities and local organisations both domestically and in the Asia Pacific region to build capacity, dignity, and self-reliance. Our Vision: ‘Mercy – Walking together. Changing lives.’ We are dedicated to partnering with the most vulnerable, working towards opportunity, dignity, and self-reliance. Our Mission: Following the tradition of Catherine McAuley, we are a community development organisation with a particular focus on women and children. Our values, which underpin all our efforts, are mutuality, integrity, compassion, and justice.
About the Role
This Communications and Fundraising Coordinator position offers you an exciting opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of women and children in vulnerable communities. You will be contributing to the success of delivering the vision through developing and promoting Mercy Works. You will play a crucial role in providing consistent brand messaging and strategy through various mediums/platforms to help realise Mercy Works’ vision. Working closely with the Executive Director, you will ensure that Mercy Works’ vision is effectively shared with current and potential partners and stakeholders.
• Developing and coordinating the communication, fundraising and engagement plan.
• Coordinating the production and distribution of corporate communications via print, electronic, and social media.
• Coordinating the implementation of community education and engagement events, including giving oral presentations to our supporters/donors.
• Recording and reporting the outcomes of communication and engagement activities at appropriate levels of the organisation.
• Articulating and presenting Mercy Works’ vision, mission, and progress through effective storytelling presentations to groups and schools.
• Contributing to the overall performance of Mercy Works by leading by example, demonstrating professional conduct, utilising knowledge and experience effectively, and embodying Mercy’s mission and values.
• Ensuring a safe working environment by taking accountability for your actions and complying with the organisation’s WHS policies and procedures.
Working Hours: This position is for 30 hours per week over four days, based in the Mercy Works Office in Parramatta, NSW.
Your Skills and Attributes
To be considered for this role, you should possess the following qualifications and qualities:
• A degree qualification in communications and marketing, and/or education, with experience in managing a diverse communications and engagement portfolio.
• Contemporary knowledge and demonstrated experience in designing and executing communication, fundraising, and engagement strategies and campaigns.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate in various written and oral styles, including content creation and community development and educational presentations.
• Ability to work across various channels, including email, social media, search, display, YouTube, websites, print, and mail.
• The ability to articulate and present Mercy Works’ vision, mission, and progress through effective storytelling presentations to groups and schools.
• Proven ability to work productively in a cross-functional team environment.
• A strong commitment and personal alignment with Mercy’s mission, vision, and values.
• A willingness and ability to travel, within Sydney and interstate, when required.
• Must have the right to work in Australia.
• Experience in a fundraising coordinator role with proven demonstrated success.
• Computer, software, and database literacy, preferably eTapestry fundraising platform.
Mercy Works is committed to creating a culture of safety and respect for all, prioritising the well-being of all children and adults at risk with whom we have contact. As a staff member, you will be expected to take all reasonable steps to ensure the protection of these individuals and comply with our safeguarding policies and procedures, including reporting any suspicions and allegations of abuse.
Mercy Works is a Public Benevolent Institution Employer (PBI), offering employees a remuneration package with tax benefits, including salary packaging. The successful applicant will be required to complete and maintain a clear National Police Criminal History Check and Working with Children Check. A current Driver’s Licence is required.
How to Apply
If you are a passionate individual committed to the Mercy ethos and seeking your next career opportunity, we would love to hear from you. Please review the Position Description at https://www.mercyworks.org.au/job-opportunities. Applications that do not include a cover letter which shows you have researched the Mercy Works organisation and understand the Position Description will not be considered.
Please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected] or contact the Executive Director, Sally Bradley RSM, at 02 9564 1911 for further discussion. Applications close on 18 August 2023 – early applications are welcome, and an initial phone conversation will follow. Interviews will be held on 24 August 2023, and ideally, the successful applicant will be available to begin in September 2023. Join us in making a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable communities and contribute to a more compassionate and just world. Apply now and become a valued member of the Mercy Works team!