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Work at Act for Peace

Act for Peace employs people from all backgrounds who are dedicated to assisting communities affected by poverty and conflict. If you’re passionate about tackling injustice and helping communities torn apart by war and poverty, we’d love to hear from you. Have a look at our latest jobs and internship vacancies below.

Please note, our head office is located in Sydney, though we do have some staff located in offices around Australia. We are committed to the protection of children and we do not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks. 

View Act for Peace's Child Protection Policy here and all other policies visit the Act for Peace Policies area.

Relationship Fundraising Manager
 

Full-time permanent position based in our Sydney CBD office.

You’re an enthusiastic and experienced relationship builder and manager with a track record of achieving significant income growth in fundraising, business development or marketing. You’re confident engaging with senior stakeholders, enjoy ‘making the ask’ and get a buzz from seeing results. You’re looking for a creative, broad and challenging role in which you can take ownership of your work. And most of all, you’re looking for a position that will give you the opportunity to use your skills to make a real difference to the lives of others.

We believe we have a big opportunity to increase our income by better engaging our existing and prospective bequestors and major givers, and we are ready to invest in your strategy to do this. In this role you will develop and deliver strategies that will on drive significant fundraising growth with our high-value supporters (bequestors, major givers and our most engaged churches), building a base of passionate people committed to doing more, giving more and staying longer in the fight against injustice.
 
Based in Sydney, you will line manage one part-time team member based in Melbourne. As well as developing our nationwide supporter journeys, marketing collateral and new fundraising products for high value supporters, you will have the chance to meet inspiring people every day, personally managing 1:1 relationships with key individuals in NSW to identify, nurture and steward bequest prospects and major givers through the prospect pipeline.

Australian churches have played a key role in our work since it began in 1949, and today almost 2,000 churches support our programs each year. You will also manage relationships with our most engaged churches in NSW, identifying, coaching and supporting church leaders to deepen their engagement with the cause and increase funds raised for our overseas work. You’ll provide inspiring, high-quality support, and manage a network of passionate volunteer speakers to increase support for Act for Peace, and our well-known and well-loved Christmas appeal, the Christmas Bowl.

 While New South Wales will be your focus state, you will also be responsible for building relationships in the ACT, Queensland and the Northern Territory. This will require some interstate travel, and there may be the possibility of overseas travel.

In this role you’ll work with a motivated and experienced team with an ambitious marketing and communication strategy - and growth targets to match. You’ll not only play a crucial part in increasing fundraising income in the next few years, you’ll also help build our base of committed and influential supporters working together to achieve safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict and disaster in the long-term.

This is a full-time, permanent position based in our Sydney CBD office. The salary will be negotiated depending upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate.


Key responsibilities:
  • Manage our nationwide major giver, bequest and relationship fundraising programs.
  • Manage relationships with highly engaged churches in NSW.
  • Build and manage a pipeline of bequestors and major givers in NSW
  • State-level promotion of national events and campaigns.
  • Other responsibilities as  listed the info pack
Selection criteria:
  • Experience of delivering significant income growth and regularly exceeding targets within a fundraising or sales environment (E)
  • Strategic thinker with sound understanding of marketing principles and experience of managing marketing or communications activities (E)
  • High-level relationship management and networking skills. The ability to operate with gravitas and influence decision makers at a CEO/board level (E)
  • Excellent influencing and persuasion skills. Confidence to ‘make the ask’ and solicit large donations (four figure plus) (E)
  • Experience in managing staff and working with volunteers (D)
  • Excellent verbal communication skills including presentation skills, negotiation, active listening, diplomacy and tact (E)
  • Excellent written and visual communication skills. Confident in Microsoft Office (E)
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to prioritise and manage workload to maximise return on investment and meet deadlines (E)
  • A sound understanding of Australian Churches and ability to operate comfortably in a church environment (E)
  • Understanding of the principles of major gift and/or bequest fundraising (D)
  • Commitment to social justice and sympathy with Christian values (E)
  • A current, valid driving licence (E)
  • Eligibility to work in Australia (E)
For more information regarding this role, please download the Relationship Fundraising Manager Information Pack

To apply, please email jobs@actforpeace.org.au with a 2-4 page covering letter addressing the above Selection Criteria and your resume before 9am, Monday 21st November 2016.

 

Relationship Fundraising Coordinator
 

Part-time permanent position based in our Melbourne CBD office.


You’re an enthusiastic and experienced relationship builder with a track record of achieving significant income growth in fundraising, sales or business development. You’re confident engaging with senior stakeholders, enjoy ‘making the ask’ and get a buzz from seeing results. You’re looking for a creative, broad and challenging role in which you can take ownership of your work. And most of all, you’re looking for a position that will give you the opportunity to use your skills to make a real difference to the lives of others.

In this face to face role, you will have the chance to meet inspiring people every day, taking ownership of delivering Act for Peace’s fundraising strategy within Victoria. You’ll be focused on driving significant fundraising growth with our most generous supporters: managing relationships with our most engaged churches, our bequestors and major givers.

Australian churches have played a key role in our work since it began in 1949, and today almost 2,000 churches support our programs each year. You will manage relationships with our most engaged churches in Victoria, identifying, coaching and supporting church leaders to deepen their engagement with the cause and increase funds raised for our overseas work. You’ll provide inspiring, high-quality support, fundraising ideas and advice, and manage a network of passionate volunteer speakers to increase support for Act for Peace, and our well-known and well-loved Christmas appeal, the Christmas Bowl.

We believe we have a big opportunity to increase our income by better engaging our existing and prospective bequestors and major givers, and we are investing in a new strategy to do this. You’ll lead the implementation of this new strategy in Victoria by identifying, researching and nurturing major giver and bequest prospects through the prospect pipeline, and stewarding these generous supporters through 1:1 relationships.

While Victoria will be your focus state, you’ll also play an important role managing relationships with our most important supporters and churches in South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.

In this role you’ll work with a motivated and experienced team with an ambitious marketing and communication strategy - and growth targets to match. You’ll not only play a crucial part in increasing fundraising income in the next few years, you’ll also help build our base of committed and influential supporters working together to achieve safety, justice and dignity in communities threatened by conflict and disaster in the long-term.

This is a part-time (0.6 FTE), permanent position based in our Melbourne CBD office. The salary will be negotiated depending upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate.
 
Responsibilities:
Performance effectiveness-related responsibilities:

  • Manage relationships with highly engaged churches
  • Build and manage a pipeline of bequestors and major givers
  • State-level promotion of national events and campaigns
  • Other responsibilities as  listed the info pack


Selection Criteria
  • Experience of delivering significant income growth and regularly exceeding targets within a fundraising or sales environment (E)
  • High-level relationship management and networking skills. The ability to operate with gravitas and influence decision makers at a CEO/board level (E)
  • Excellent influencing and persuasion skills. Confidence to ‘make the ask’ and solicit large donations (four figure plus) (E)
  • Excellent verbal communication skills including presentation skills, negotiation, active listening, diplomacy and tact (E)
  • Excellent written and visual communication skills. Confident in Microsoft Office (E)
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to prioritise and manage workload to maximise return on investment and meet deadlines (E)
  • A sound understanding of Australian Churches and ability to operate comfortably in a church environment (E)
  • Understanding of the principles of major gift fundraising (D)
  • Experience of working with volunteers (D)
  • Commitment to social justice and sympathy with Christian values (E)
  •  A current, valid driving licence (E)
  • Eligibility to work in Australia (E)
For details and to apply, please download the Relationship Fundraising Coordinator Info Pack

Applications should be sent to jobs@actforpeace.org.au by Monday 21st November 2016.
 

Change Management Support Officer

Full-time fixed term (6 month) position based in our Sydney CBD office.
The Change Management Support Officer will play a key role in providing day to day operational support to the Policy and Programs Department (PPD) in Act for Peace.

Act for Peace has an established and experienced programs team going through a change management process that require support in the effective and efficient oversight of initiatives to improve organisational and team improvement. This is a new fixed term position that requires someone to provide timely, efficient and reliable coordination support to PPD management team (PPM) to carry out work plan priorities during a time of organisational change.

The focus of the role is to support the PPM to complete key priorities for organisational development that will include management of specific initiatives including assisting in coordination of management planning & reporting processes; the rollout of internal policy review and reporting systems, risk management framework and staff performance management systems. This position will be responsible for oversight and completion of change management initiatives that support internal PPD processes and strategies to enable more effective programming that reflects agreed quality, accountability and effectiveness standards and that ensures staff, department management processes achieve their full potential in fulfilling the Act for Peace Goal.

The position works within Act for Peace policy, strategy and operational frameworks and will support rollout of key policies for risk management and team performance management. The role will be suited to someone with good project management skills and the ability to assess and understand the context for policy rollout and support staff to adopt practices to improve work flow management and accountability.

Reporting to the Senior Programs Manager the position will work closely with the Senior Protection and Policy Advisor and the PPM to support rollout of change management work plan priorities for the Policy and Programs Department.  
 

Key Responsibilities

Strategy & Operations
  • Provide support to PPT management for forward planning, including scheduling, arranging meetings (PPM and AMT), agenda-setting, minutes and follow-up actions
  • Assist PPT management coordination of planning processes (PPT Operational Plans, PPT Enabling Plan and Partner Plans)
  • Facilitate coordination of specific initiatives related to PPT management of staff and projects. 
  • Quality, Accountability, Effectiveness, Compliance (Policy and Procedure)
  • Coordinate PPT’s internal reporting system to senior management and the Commission (risk reports and progress/variance against the Strategic Plan).
  • Support the roll-out of a whole of agency Risk Management Framework,
  • Establish process for PPT agency, partner and staff level risk to be monitored and reported on. Coordinate development and implementation of AfP’s new Risk Management Framework.
  • Support management in the coordination of establishing systems and processes to support resource allocation through the Agency Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework (MELF).
  • Partnerships & Staff Management
  • Support coordination of PPT meetings, AfP Staff Meetings (making sure relevant content / Agenda, effective learning opportunities, minutes and follow-up actions)
  • Support management in the roll-out and coordination of PPT Job Descriptions, KRAs and Agency Focal Point roles and responsibilities
  • Support recruitment of Policy and Program Dept. staff, consultants and others for PPT as required
  • Effective monitoring, reporting and learning strategy contributes to impact and staff growth
 

Key Competencies

Leadership:  Ability to understand project requirements and work as a  member of a team and autonomously to complete set tasks
Planning and Organising: ability to meet tight deadlines; handle concurrent projects/activities and balance, prioritise and adjust changing workloads; capacity to follow Act for Peace knowledge management/record keeping systems.
Values: Understanding of and commitment to Act for Peace’s development philosophy, principles and objectives, and policies.
Problem-solving: ability to use sound judgment in applying technical expertise to a range of issues/problems with strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills.
Communication: excellent spoken and written English communication skills; the ability to relate to respectfully and effectively with partners from different cultures; capacity to prepare program proposals and reports; capacity to contribute to marketing and fundraising materials; capacity to contribute to campaigning, policy and advocacy materials.
Teamwork: generous team spirit; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain effective national and international partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-faith environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; capacity to work with remote stakeholders.
Technology: fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications.
 

Selection Criteria

To apply, please email to jobs@ncca.org.au a 2-4 page covering letter addressing the following Selection Criteria along with your resume by Monday 12th December 2016.

Please quote “Change Management Support Officer” in the subject bar of your email.

Required selection criteria:
  • Demonstrated experience supporting the rollout of organisational change management processes
  • Excellent and demonstrated coordination and administration skills
  • Experience facilitating staff consultation processes to input into organisational human resource policies  
  • Experience in the capacity building of staff through introducing and/or communicating policy and processes to improve workflow management and accountability.
  • Understanding of and experience with operationalising risk management frameworks
  • Experience supporting the review of organisational policies, project proposals, and reporting for government funded programming.
  • Excellent organisational skills, including ability to plan, organize, prioritise and implement work flow processes to meet position objectives, work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and be flexible, including the ability to cope with multiple tasks, deadlines, and competing and/or changing demands.
  • Advanced writing, editing and document formatting skills (if invited to an interview please bring examples of reports for agencies or donors, policies and or operational manuals illustrating your capacity to communicate in the written word).

Our selected candidate will:
  • Have a friendly, positive, respectful approach to work and the ability to work with personnel with a range of competencies.
  • Have required visas to work in Australia.
  • Be able to undertake interstate travel.
  • Undertake a National Police Check and Working with Children checks prior to employment.  Act for Peace prioritises the safeguarding of children in all of our work.
  • Commit to the values and purpose of Act for Peace and the NCCA as a whole, including sympathy with the values of the Christian faith. Commitment to equal opportunity and diversity & equity. 
For more information regarding this role, please download the Change Management supporter officer information pack.

To apply, please email jobs@actforpeace.org.au with a 2-4 page covering letter addressing the above Selection Criteria and your resume before 9am, Monday 12th December 2016.

Please contact Susan Lorenzo on 02-8259-0831 or at slorenzo@actforpeace.org.au, if you have any queries.  

 

 

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