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AFDO – Business Sustainability Officer

This position is only available for those who identify as a person with disability as allowed under ‘special measures’ of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, no other applicants will be considered.

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, a Disabled People’s Organisation and a National Cross-Disability Peak, represents people with disability and their families, and is looking for an experienced Business Sustainability Officer with relevant skills to fulfil this role.

This is an exciting opportunity to join AFDO as we continue to grow and be an active contributor in extending its impact both nationally and internationally. See more about us at; www.afdo.org.au

This position reports to the Manager – Business Development & Sustainability (M-BDS) and assists in increasing AFDO’s profile and connection with aligned organisations, governments, the private sector, funders, the philanthropic sector and private & public ancillary funds for funding, sponsorship or fee for service opportunities. The main function of this role is to work with the M-BDS on the continuing implementation and development of the AFDO Sustainability Program.

You must have a minimum of 2 years operating in a similar role within or outside of the sector.

This is a part-time role working Tuesday to Thursday each week, with an initial 12 month contract and potential for renewal subject to results. We have a remote “home office” operating environment and great flexibility along with other benefits and a great team environment. Ideally, we are seeking the candidate to commence immediately.

Interested in applying?

Please submit a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the criteria in the Position Description below, with your resume, to ceo@afdo.org.au with the subject line: Business Sustainability Officer


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Position description: Business Sustainability Officer

Term: Fixed Term 1 Year – Dates TBC

Start Date: April 2021 (TBC)

Location: Designated workplace – Melbourne office/allowed to work from remote home office

Reports to: Manager – Business Development & Sustainability

Subordinate positions: None applicable

Hours of work: 22.5 hours per week (45 p/fortnight). Worked over Tuesday to Thursday

Position summary

This position reports to the Manager – Business Development & Sustainability (M-BDS) and assists in increasing AFDO’s profile and connection with aligned organisations, governments, the private sector, funders, the philanthropic sector and private & public ancillary funds for funding, sponsorship or fee for service opportunities.

The main function of this role is to work with the M-BDS on the continuing implementation and development of the AFDO Sustainability Program. This involves participating with the AFDO Management Team to explore and monitor funding, sponsorship or fee for service opportunities.

Responsible for:

  1. Assisting with overall fundraising activities of the organisation, including the development and implementation of a three (3) year fundraising strategy to financially support and strategically advance AFDO’s vision and mission
  2. Contributing to the development and maintenance of effective partnerships that are relevant to AFDO’s strategic objectives
  3. Assisting in the development and ongoing maintenance of the AFDO database of funding, sponsorship and fee for service opportunities
  4. Commencing registration and Input of organisational information and front end details for funding submissions
  5. Maintaining funding applications register

Major areas of focus being:

  • Fundraising and Grants
  • Fundraiser registrations and renewals across States and Territories
  • Funding, sponsorship & fee for service opportunities database
  • Funding applications register

Responsibilities:

1. Sustainability & Reporting

  • Assist M-BDS in the implementation, monitoring and ongoing development of the AFDO Sustainability Strategy, covering; funding opportunities from a variety of sources, fee for service work, donations & bequests, sponsorship and corporate giving, funding campaigns for specific issues, etc.
  • Draft and prepare reports, presentations, letters, applications and other documents as required for this area;
  • Organise and participate in regular meetings by AFDO Sustainability Strategy Group;
  • Monitor and raise with M-BDS funding opportunities from governments, philanthropic, trusts, foundations, commercial or other areas;
  • Maintain an up to date online centralised electronic filing system and data base;
  • Manage the schedule of all AFDO Sustainability Strategy Group meetings;
  • Organise meeting logistics as required;
  • Work with M-BDS to prepare and distribute high-quality meeting agendas, papers or reports on time;
  • Minute all meetings and manage action lists, ensuring the relevant people are tasked accordingly and prompted when deadlines approach;
  • Monitor and coordinate reporting with draft reports provided to the M-BDS, for any funding body(ies) in accordance with the requirements and formats needed for any projects which are the responsibility of the AFDO Sustainability Strategy Group;
  • Assist the M-BDS, in the preparation of any tender or funding submissions;
  • Assist the M-BDS, in the preparation of fee for service quotations;
  • Work with the finance area to ensure that invoices are raised for any fee for service work and payment is made;

2. General

  • Other tasks as directed by management in keeping within the scope of this role
Responsibilities and Key Decision Making in this Role:
  • Diary/calendar management and prioritising workload;
  • Checking incoming or outgoing invoices for authorisation by M-BDS;
  • Calling for agenda items and collecting reports for upcoming internal meetings;
  • Managing the Sustainability Database
  • Monitoring and reporting on funding opportunities from governments, philanthropic, trusts, foundations, commercial or other areas
Responsibilities and Key Decision Making in this Role:
  • Diary/calendar management and prioritising workload;
  • Checking incoming or outgoing invoices for authorisation by M-BDS;
  • Calling for agenda items and collecting reports for upcoming internal meetings;
  • Managing the Sustainability Database
  • Monitoring and reporting on funding opportunities from governments, philanthropic, trusts, foundations, commercial or other areas
Key Attributes
  • This position is only available for those who identify as a person with disability as allowed under ‘special measures’ of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010; you need to outline how you meet this requirement
  • Two years’ experience in a similar role within or outside of the sector
  • Demonstrated administrative and project management skills
  • High-level written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage tasks, set priorities, organise work and achieve objectives within timelines
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team
  • Office admin knowledge, database management skills and general computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet).
  • Relevant qualifications would be an advantage