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Kyeema Knowledge, Communication, and Fundraising Officer

Kyeema Foundation |
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Location: Hybrid | QLD | Remote / Work From Home
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The Kyeema Foundation (Kyeema) works to improve the health and prosperity of marginalised communities and their environments. We:

  • work in partnership with purpose-led organisations to catalyse innovations and enrich lives
  • support and work with local partners to address locally identified problems
  • are champions of innovative, inclusive technological approaches that lead to transformative and sustainable change in communities.
  • promote and scale opportunities for improved health and prosperity in three key focus areas:


Purpose of the Knowledge, Communication, and Fundraising Role

We have a great opportunity for a Knowledge, Communication, and Fundraising (KCF) officer to join our team. This role is flexible enough to suit all tiers of candidates including individuals relatively new to the field or more seasoned staff looking for flexibility and the ability to help shape an organisation. You will be working with seasoned development practitioners in a community focused, professional organisation.

Our KCF lead officer will be responsible for guiding the continued development and population of the organisational Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework (MELF), supporting the CEO and teams in assuring Kyeema’s impact is being measured and communicated appropriately as well as taking that knowledge and building and executing a strategy and approach to fundraising.

As a key link in fundraising for a small and dynamic organisation you will be integral to the individual giving growth strategy and the development of new channels and systems to optimise our long-term fundraising revenue and returns on investment.

About you

You will have broad multi-channel fundraising experience and be a great communicator and team player. The ideal candidate will be passionate about our vision, have a track record in knowledge management and developing and executing successful giving acquisition and retention campaigns.

You will be confident in gathering and expressing Monitoring Evaluation and Learning data and creating long-term growth and retention strategies, developing fundraising investment business cases.



Specific activities:

  • Manage update of Kyeema’s Effectiveness Framework and gathering of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning data
  • Develop, implement and evaluate a fundraising strategy and plan to attract and retain donors and funders – particularly corporate partners and philanthropic donors
  • Develop a multi-year strategy for gift in wills and major donor programs
  • Produce regular reporting for the CEO on fundraising campaigns outcomes against targets
  • Draft and promote fundraising messages and objectives across all channels
  • In partnership with the CEO and team, prepare impact presentations and the annual report
  • Where required, work with external agencies to develop and optimise deliverables
  • Mentor Kyeema teams on fundraising activity
  • Work collaboratively with the team to optimise donor engagement
  • Look for other social media opportunities for members and implement them
  • Regularly review and update all content on the website
  • Prepare and review documents required for annual development plans and reports.

And finally – be part of a great, supportive team doing practical and sustainable work to help marginalised communities around the world!

Selection Criteria

Please address each of the following points in a statement with your application.

  1. Experience in Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning or similar area of expertise
  2. Experience in a fundraising management role involving growing and retaining individual donors
  3. Experience in collaborating and building trust with internal and external stakeholders
  4. Experience working in not-for-profit communications and fundraising teams and working with marginalised people
  5. Excellent writing skills, and previous experience writing communication materials for different audiences
  6. Previous experience facilitating social media channels and with website development and management
  7. Demonstrated organisational skills, including an ability to plan, set and prioritise workloads to meet deadlines
  8. A strong work ethic and an ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  9. The capacity and willingness to attend events or support events outside of regular office hours and on weekends
  10. Criminal check and Working with Children Check (or willingness to obtain).


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in communications, marketing, knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation or equivalent
  • Lived experience and /or experience working in the international development programs or environments
  • Previous experience with Knowledge Management systems.

Recruitment Timeline

  1. Advertise 20 Feb 2024
  2. Applications close 4 March 2024
  3. Shortlisting and interview approx 8 March 2024

Location and Other Benefits

We are a Registered Charity in Australia and offer all packaging benefits available with that. Form of employment is flexible based on preferred candidate requirements.

Remuneration to be discussed with shortlisted candidates.

This is a Brisbane based role with options for flexible working. Candidates who are willing to relocate for the position must do so at their own expense.

You must have valid Australian work rights to be considered for this position – visa sponsorship is not available.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion – Kyeema is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity. We strive to achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran status, marital or Indigenous status.

Safeguarding – Kyeema is committed to child safety and the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. We have a zero-tolerance culture in relation to this at our organisation. Our robust human resources, recruitment and vetting practices are strictly adhered to during the application and interviewing process. We carry out working with children, police records and reference checks (as we see fit) to ensure that we are recruiting the right people.

Please contact Anthony Carrigan, CEO, at [email protected] if you have any questions about the role or process.

Closing Date: Mar 4, 2024