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Events and Community Fundraising Officer
  • Join one of Victoria’s most recognised not-for-profit animal welfare organisation
  • Make a real difference to thousands of animals
  • Full-time position in Burwood East/Working from home

About RSPCA Victoria

RSPCA Victoria is a non-government, community-based, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is ‘ending cruelty to all animals’. We are Victoria’s best-known and most respected animal welfare organisation. Our organisation’s purpose is to work with the community to achieve outstanding animal welfare through education, advocacy, and animal care and protection. RSPCA Victoria’s values - clarity and accountability, respect and consideration, and expertise and collaboration - set clear expectations for all our staff and volunteers.

About the Role
We are currently searching for an experienced and self-motivated Events and Community Fundraising Officer to join our Fundraising Team in a permanent full-time capacity. This role will be responsible for supporting the promotion and implementation of RSPCA Victoria’s events and community fundraising programs, including the iconic Million Paws Walk event to raise income for RSPCA Victoria and enable the organisation to achieve its vision of ending cruelty to all animals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support in the management of RSPCA Victoria events and community fundraising programs, including the promotion, resourcing, organisation and review of all event and program related activities to maximise their success and contribution to the organisations fundraising efforts.
  • Support the Events and Community Fundraising Manager with ongoing development of new event partnerships at both a community and corporate level.
  • Provide support and guidance to volunteers and supporters that are involved in events and community fundraising programs;
  • Contribute to a positive and inclusive work environment by effectively communicating and working collaboratively with peers across all departments, and consistently behaving in accordance with the RSPCA Victoria values and associated policies.
  • Takes reasonable care for the safety of oneself and others, whilst contributing to safe work practices at RSPCA Victoria by knowing and complying with all WH&S policies and procedures.

What we are looking for

  • Previous experience in supporting events and community fundraising programs, including communication and administration skills to accurately communicate event objectives and key messages to suppliers, sponsors, community supporters and RSPCA members.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work on weekends and outside of standard business hours as required by individual events.
  • Basic knowledge of fundraising legislation, practices and philosophies of charitable giving.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Event Management or equivalent qualification
  • Willingness to undergo a National Police Check.

What we can offer you

  • Encouraged work-life balance and a broad range of leave entitlements, including annual leave, personal leave, additional leave (6 days per year pro-rata), purchased leave, paid parental leave, study leave and paid family and domestic violence leave
  • Access to a range of mental health and wellbeing supportive initiatives, including confidential counselling services, education programs, access our Parents and Carers platform that has a wealth of resources to support working parents and carers
  • Generous discount on products and services, including Hill’s pet food, Hush Puppies footwear and RSPCA Victoria retail and vet clinic products and services
  • Salary packaging and novated lease arrangements on offer with leading provider, Maxxia
  • Access to a range of learning and development opportunities that will benefit and support you in your role.

How to apply

To learn more about our organisation and this job opportunity, please visit our website at and download the Position Description attached to this advertisement for more details. Alternatively, please contact our Jo-Anne via 
If this role is of interest to you, submit your application with your cover letter and resume, addressing how you meet the selection criteria. Applications close on Tuesday the 30th of November, 2021.

RSPCA Victoria is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and we strongly encourage people from all cultural backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are welcome to access RSPCA Victoria’s Diversity & Inclusion Policy here. 


Job Ref: RT000204
Submitted: 16-11-2021

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