Somalia. South Sudan. Myanmar. These are some of the world’s toughest places to survive.
ALWS supports work in countries like these to help people live full independent lives. Supporting girls to go to school. Communities to have food. Families to become self-sufficient. Our special focus is making sure no one is forgotten or left behind.
If you have a heart for people hurt by poverty and injustice … and feel called to live your values by serving in this ministry … ALWS offers the opportunity for a passionate, skilled, enthusiastic fundraiser to join the small team creating fundraising that inspires action…
Reporting to our Community Action Manager, you will be a vital part of our fundraising efforts, to raise our required $4.5 million to continue our important global work. You will have the opportunity to work with our wider organisation and external stakeholders to ensure that our global humanitarian efforts can continue.
Working alongside our Albury-based team, we would love you to join us in your office, though we’re happy to have you work from home anywhere in Australia.
Reporting to the Community Action Manager, this vital role will see the successful candidate supporting the implementation and coordination of the ALWS fundraising strategy. You will be responsible for creating and delivering new opportunities to engage with more people in the ministry of ALWS. Your key responsibilities will include, but are not be limited to:
- Implementing direct mail, email and social media campaigns;
- Liaising with Mailhouses, Printers, Graphic Designers, Resources Coordinators and other stakeholders to produce campaigns;
- Provide support to existing ALWS products and design, build and maintain new ALWS products to increase our reach within the community;
- Maintain, update and uplift the ALWS website; and
- Develop content to provide updates for Major Donors and other supporters.
Working within a supportive and inclusive team environment, you will collaborate effectively with team members ensuring the highest level of service to all stakeholders.
With previous demonstrated experience and success in a prior fundraising role, successful candidates will need to bring a passion for helping those who would otherwise be forgotten to be successful in this position. Similarly, experience with database management or CRMs will be essential. Candidates who possess certified qualifications will be highly regarded.
Sharing our vision of a world where all people live in just societies, where we are all empowered to achieve our full potential, uphold our rights and the rights of others for a life with peace and dignity, you will be empathetic and passionate about fundraising and the benefits it can provide to those in need.
With strong communication and relationship-building skills, you will engage effectively with diverse stakeholders, including Printers, Mailhouses, supporters and donors. Your time management, project management and scheduling expertise will enable you to manage the competing priorities of the position.
Successful candidates will need to possess a current driver’s licence and current passport or willingness to obtain.
As our Administration Coordinator, you will support our leadership team from our Albury head office. You will be joining a small and agile team, serving a large national and international network providing humanitarian support across the globe. This is a newly created role, which will support our Finance and Support Services Manager, as well as our wider leadership team.
A large part of your role as Administration Coordinator will include checking the compliance of all documentation, primarily ensuring that documentation or information received from our international programs meets requirements for information needed to report in to the Australian government.
Working with ALWS, you will ensure our team is organised and on schedule to get things done. As we do sensitive work to help provide aid overseas, we need you to facilitate our onboarding checks for new starters.
- Coordinate employee, volunteer, sub-contractor and organisation compliance tracking, monitoring and actions;
- Coordinate document and records management;
- Coordinate Board, Board Sub-Committee and Leadership team meetings, preparation of reports, minutes and follow-up actions;
- Coordinate travel, accommodation and associated expenses reimbursement;
- Conducting new employee checks, including reference, police checks and other relevant checks;
- General office management and ad hoc tasks to assist the leadership team; and
- Support accounts receivable function when needed.
Our new Administration Coordinator will demonstrate a highly personable, proactive, and values-based approach, as well as administrative experience. You will have experience in scheduling and assisting a leadership team.
ALWS is a collaborative team, and when you join us you will bring a proactive and flexible approach, able to manage competing priorities effectively. Your ability to communicate effectively with people of all backgrounds will help you succeed in this role, as will your ability to be task-focused.
Strong attention to detail will be imperative for you when examining documentation, and experience with compliance would be an advantage.
You will have experience in office administration, including strong computer literacy and high-level communication skills with people from many backgrounds.
Experience as an Executive Assistant or similar will be highly regarded.
Finance & Support Services Manager
Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) reaches out in love, for justice. Impacting lives across the world, ALWS has served as the international humanitarian aid and development agency of the Lutheran Church of Australia since 1951.
ALWS invites suitable candidates to consider taking on the role of Finance & Support Services Manager, which is accountable for financial management, human resource management, compliance and administrative matters for the organisation.
The successful candidate will:
- Have accounting qualifications and wants to take the next step in their career.
- Have a passionate heart for international humanitarian aid.
- Possess proven leadership and management capability.
- Be a Christian who supports a Lutheran understanding of the Gospel.
The role is based in Albury, where the Manager will lead a small, committed team of staff and volunteers within the organisation to supports ALWS work in 15 countries.
The Finance and Support Services Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and plays a key role in the leadership of ALWS. The incumbent, who is retiring, will be available for an extended transition.
A competitive salary package will be negotiated based on the capability of the successful candidate.
ALWS is committed to diversity and an equal opportunity employer.
ALWS is committed the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, and as part of the application process will undertake rigorous screening, including referee checks, criminal record checks and working with children checks, where applicable.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should first contact the Executive Director, Michael Stolz at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss their application and receive a copy of the application package. Applications for this position close COB Monday 14th August, 2023.
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