Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Campaign Manager (Marketing Specialist)

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Permanent  
Fundraising & Marketing (FUN)

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Modern, world-class facilities
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport

Children’s Cancer Institute is the only medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to curing childhood cancer and one of the leading medical childhood cancer research institutes worldwide. Our vision is to save the lives of all children with cancer and improve their long-term health, we don’t just hope to do it, we will do it; and we’re looking for the brightest minds to help us get there. Children’s Cancer Institute provides the best possible environment for our staff thrive with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

A major component of the Campaign Manager (Marketing Specialist) role will be to manage all elements of the capacity campaign in partnership with the campaign fundraising partners, the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation and Sydney Children’s Hospital Network.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and organising programs and campaigns to contribute to the generation of income to the agreed budget for Major Giving, specifically income from existing mid-value direct mail donors and new major donors.
  • Advising on strategies and campaigns to contribute to the development of a pipeline of Major Donors to ensure effective relationships management, moves management and stewardship of these donors.
  • the development of the ZERO Childhood Cancer, Capacity Campaign strategy and work with the Major Giving Manager on the development of a nurturing strategy for high value donors and pledgers, and its consultants and liaising with Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation and Sydney Children’s Hospital Network.
  • To analyse data within the donor database system to see patterns and preferences and use these findings to predict current and future trends and for the development of strategies and campaigns
  • To take responsibility for key relationship management of all new donors connected with the ZERO Childhood Cancer Capacity Campaign and to develop a regular communication program for all capacity campaign pledgers
  • Working with the Major Giving Manager and other members of the Fundraising team, contribute to the overall strategic development of the Fundraising program and work in partnership with Children’s Cancer Institute’s external fundraising agencies as they devise and consult on the best strategic direction for the Institute’s fundraising programs
  • To ensure that appropriate response handling mechanisms are in place, and to ensure that Supporter Care is appropriately briefed to handle queries which might arise.
  • To undertake other tasks and duties as may reasonably be requested by the Head of Fundraising and Marketing

Qualifications, experience and skills required:


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally with demonstrated capability in marketing and communications.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing the importance of major giving to donors and to make a major gift ask in person
  • A friendly and persuasive communicator with the ability to engage in a one to one communication with Children’s Cancer Institute’s supporters

Experience and requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Not-for-profit Fundraising and Marketing in the areas of major giving
  • Experience in generating income through major donor marketing programs.
  • Experience of working on existing supporter/customer and marketing programs, and prospecting programs and identifying prospective donors
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines and budgets
  • Flexible attitude to work
  • High standard of personal grooming and presentation
  • Excellent listening and verbal communication skills
  • Be able to work unsupervised and participate in a team
  • Be able to identify possible opportunities and threats to the efficient management of the ZCC Capacity campaign program


Children’s Cancer Institute is strongly committed to the growth of their employees, so all team members can fulfil their aspirations. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, competitive salary, salary packaging options, on-site parking 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 and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference. We're looking for people who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website at: 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.