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Development Assistant

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse - Sydney, NSW

Source: uWorkin



Reporting to the Annual Giving Manager, the Development Assistant is responsible for supporting a vibrant annual fund and community fundraising program. The Development Assistant will participate in the implementation of the Annual Giving Program and Community Fundraising Program in collaboration with the Annual Giving Manager and Community Fundraising Executive.


  • Co-ordinate and manage all activities to ensure the efficient running of the office, including management of our storeroom and merchandise, ordering collateral, stationery and other donor related materials
  • Contribute to the Development Strategy with the aim to increase donor numbers and funds raised for Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
  • Provide excellent customer service to supporters or potential supporters as the first point of contact via the phone or in person
  • Take an active role in the execution of community and digital fundraising projects, coordinating with project teams, Marketing & Communications and Development Services.
  • Ensure all grateful patient, annual giving and community fundraising communications and solicitations are recorded in constituent database (Salesforce).


To be successful in this role, you will need:


  • High emotional intelligence with excellent judgment and sensitivity to interpersonal and organisational dynamics
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds in a non-judgmental manner and be able to respect different values and cultures
  • Demonstrated outstanding client service skills and experience with the ability to communicate clearly, succinctly and respectfully in person and on the phone
  • Highly organised, multitasker who is energised by supporting a successful, high functioning team
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and prioritise workload during busy periods
  • Excellent listening and analysis skills, with both attention to detail and the ability to think holistically in order to solve problems
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and achieve results with diverse constituencies with potentially competing interests, opinions and expectations
  • Kind, empathetic and compassionate by nature
  • BA/BS degree required


  • 1 to 3 years’ fundraising, marketing, customer service or other related experience
  • Experience with medical fundraising would be strongly preferred

Lifehouse is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all our current open positions. If you require assistance, please let us know at the time of your application.