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Community Relations Officer

Job No: 118674
Location: Sydney

  • Are you a proactive, creative and confident individual who wants to forge meaningful relationships with various stakeholders?
  • Fantastic and varied opportunity for an experienced Community Relations Officer or similar to join a supportive and friendly school!
  • Enjoy flexibility with the ability to choose your own work days with this part-time (3 days a week) opportunity!

About Kambala

Located in Sydney’s Rose Bay, Kambala is a vibrant, independent day and boarding school for girls up to 18 years. Kambala inspires academic excellence, with the School consistently ranking among the top non-selective girls’ schools in Sydney.

Since their pioneering days in the late 1800s, the Kambala community has shared a common goal: to educate ‘the whole girl’. They have strengthened their reputation for academic excellence and the education of the whole girl through continually evolving teaching and learning practices, improving facilities and expanding the opportunities provided to students.

Want to know more? Visit Kambala's Facebook page and website.

About the Opportunity

Kambala now has an exciting opportunity for a passionate Community Relations Officer to join their team in Kambala, Sydney. This role is located seven kilometres east of the Sydney's CBD is being offered on part-time basis (3 days per week).

Reporting directly to the Principal, you will be primarily responsible for building and maintaining positive relationships between the School and individual members of the community, including donors, School Council Members, volunteers, parents, old scholars, past parents, staff, grandparents and other supporters, through regular one-on-one contact, special events and mass communication.

More specifically, your responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Managing a portfolio of 100+ highly-rated donors and prospects, ensuring the effective cultivation, facilitation and closure of significant philanthropic gifts within a 24-month period;
  • Engaging and working with the Kambala Old Girls’ Union to ensure an inclusive and effective alumnae engagement program;
  • Implementing strategies and tactics to start cold relationships and move them through the donor continuum to a gift conversation;
  • Strengthening the Kambala brand among the community;
  • Actively demonstrating a commitment to Kambala's Mission, Vision and Values; and
  • Undertaking any other duties that may be relevant to the organisation.

About You

To be considered for this position you must be a proactive, confident and innovative individual, with high levels of creativity and professionalism. Tertiary qualifications in Community Development/Service or equivalent are not essential but will be highly regarded.

You will be building and establishing relationships within the local community with many different stakeholders, from Council Members, teachers and staff to external constituencies including parents, alumnae, donors and industry, therefore effective communication and interpersonal skills will be pivotal to your success.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in organising effective fundraising activities, prioritising prospects and participating in high-level strategies and gift discussions. 

You will be an independent and autonomous worker, displaying a high level of initiative with the ability to problem solve, set priorities and handle multiple projects effectively and efficiently.

Most importantly, you will thrive in a role where you can take the initiative to create innovative community events whilst working on existing Kambala events and relationships. As well as exercising good judgement and making informed decisions in ambiguous situations. 

About the Benefits

Kambala provides great support to their team and encourages all staff to work within their strengths and interest areas. You'll have access to ongoing opportunities for professional development to ensure your career thrives with Kambala.

This role offers an attractive remuneration package plus super! Kambala also offers flexible working arrangements, giving you the option to choose which 3 days per week you would prefer. 

Additionally, Kambala also offers on-site early learning centre, staff discounts and discounted fitness classes on-site with a professional trainer. 

If you're passionate about public engagement and are looking to bring your unique skills in community relations to a supportive and vibrant community - Apply Now!

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