Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Community Engagement Coordinator (Fundraising)

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Permanent  
Community Engagement (CE)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Help save young lives. Work with purpose
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport


Why us? Here at CCI, we genuinely believe in what we do and our WHY is our biggest motivator. Our mission is clear – Cure Childhood cancer, it’s not if, it’s when 

What you’ll find is an environment that is positive, supportive, fun, challenging, collaborative, inspiring. We have grown at an exponential rate in recent years and are pioneers in the field of medical research, but also in how we treat those who are dedicated to achieving our goal. We are unique by virtue of the values that permeate every action we take. Our values include: accountability, integrity, camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

Most importantly, we value each other. We are driven by purpose, reminded that what we are doing is saving young lives. We are proud of every person that operates diligently behind the scenes to achieve these lifesaving results. We look to constantly improve as we progress, cultivating a culture of excellence and inclusivity, where fresh ideas are welcomed, and team members are provided the opportunity to own their specialisation and make an impact with flexible options and optimal support. 

You will:

  • Be provided ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Be surrounded by high achievers that will help amplify your skills and knowledge
  • Attend fun events (created by our social club) that enables you to interact with team members across different departments
  • Be encouraged to improve well-being through various initiatives with the acknowledgement that when you are at your best physically and emotionally, you do your best work
  • Be heard, be encouraged, be challenged, be valued

What’s on offer? 

We currently have an opportunity for an Community Engagement Coordinator to join our team on a full-time permanent basis. This person will work closely with the Community Fundraising Senior Executive on the overall fundraising strategy and will help to drive the fundraising for these events to ensure they are delivered to the highest standard with creativity and innovation, achieving the agreed objectives including income targets and the highest possible ROI, and achieving positive brand awareness for Children’s Cancer Institute in the wider community. 


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the successful delivery of our signature event Endure for a Cure, 3rd party challenge event fundraising, miscellaneous event fundraising and assigned committee events
  • Developing and achieving the event key objectives in conjunction with the Community Fundraising Executive including acquisition of new event participants.
  • Actively help seeking new community events through community groups, individuals and organisations to support the Institute
  • Support achieving the gross and net revenue and cost of fundraising targets or exceeded
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of event key success indicators including participant statistics, marketing and website statistics, gross revenue, expenditure etc
  • Coach and manage any event interns or volunteers to develop their capabilities and encourage their success


Essential skills: 

  • Excellent relationship management, event management and project management skills
  • Financially savvy with an understanding of budget management
  • Highly developed interpersonal and customer service skills including ability to relate with all types of supporters and donors and make them feel valued and appreciated
  • Ability to work autonomously to execute best practice event marketing and fundraising campaigns and driving excellence through the review and implementation of rigorous policies and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of fundraising principles and will keep informed and actively seek information about charitable legislative requirements and developments in the non-for-profit sector
  • The ability to “think outside the box” and identify creative methods of acquiring and growing event participants to optimise net income, leveraging emerging trends and establishing a distinctive position for the Institute
  • We are strongly committed to the growth of our employees so all staff can fulfil their aspirations. You’ll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, salary packaging options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success! 

    A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. 

    To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required.  Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process.