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Cathy Freeman Foundation

PO Box 3366
EAST MELBOURNE, Vic, Australia

Phone: 03 9686 4813
Web Site: http://www.cathyfreemanfoundation.org.au/

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Communications & Engagement Coordinator


Job Description:

The mission of the Cathy Freeman Foundation (CFF) is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to realise their full potential. We deliver programs that support over 1600 Indigenous students in 4 remote communities to realise their full potential in school and beyond.

An exciting opportunity exists for a talented Communications & Engagement Coordinator to help raise our public profile, strengthen our relationship with supporters and acquire further backing.

Through strategic communications and engagement with our partners, donors and external audiences this role will play a pivotal role in sharing our story to assist us to build our brand, strengthen our sustainability and realise our future plans for growth.

Remuneration $70,000 pro rata + super
3 days per week (12 month contract)

Job Requirements:



Coordinate social media activity and plans, including writing copy, ensuring a consistent voice and tone is maintained in line with CFF’s values
Provide a positive contribution to planning, team meetings and workplace discussions
Oversee website content and maintenance
Prepare engaging quarterly newsletters for distribution to donors and stakeholders, including sourcing stories and writing content in collaboration with our programs team
Assist with community newsletters (with content driven by our programs team)
Prepare content as required for fundraising appeals (tax time & Christmas), applications, EDM's, invitations and correspondence
Compile the annual report with the CEO

Stakeholder Engagement

Lead development of a quality image library, including management of consent processes, for use with partners, media and other stakeholders
Coordinate online and communications aspects of CFF’s Team Freeman running activities
Assist as required across CFF events in person or online
Assist as required on reporting and or updates to donors, partners and stakeholders

Marketing & PR

Produce marketing materials such as banners, posters and brochures
Support PR and media engagement activities, including preparation of media releases

General Responsibilities

Act in ways that advance CFF’s objectives, values and reputation
Provide for the safety of themselves and others in the workplace
Comply with policies and procedures of CFF
Perform other duties assigned by the CEO or Strategic Partnerships & Funding Director

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Exceptional writing skills, including the ability to produce high-quality copywriting across digital, web and print and to convey compelling messages for a variety of audiences
Experience in website content management, preferably with Wix
Skills in graphic design for brochures, social posts and EDM's (competent in Adobe creative suite or Corel Graphic suite or equivalent)
High levels of attention to detail and quality
Strong interpersonal skills to forge relationships with people of diverse ages and backgrounds
Strong customer service focus
Exceptional time management skills and the ability to multi-task
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Proven Project Management skills
Proven skills in dealing with and appropriately managing sensitive and confidential information
Strong experience in report and content writing


Demonstrated success in building an increased social media following
Past dealings with partners and/or donors, ideally in a membership based organisation
Experience in delivering online campaigns or events
Tertiary qualification/s or 3+ years in a marketing or communications role
Proven understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their cultures and communities

As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), CFF employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of net pay.

The Cathy Freeman Foundation acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Australia and we pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

For a copy of the position description please contact admin@cathyfreemanfoundation.org.au 


Creative-Design: Advertising Writing (Creative)
Editorial Writing: Digital Content Development, Documentation-Technical Writing, Editing & Proofreading
Marketing-Product: Brand-Product Marketing, General-Other: Marketing-Product

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Employment Type:

Part time


EAST MELBOURNE, Vic, Australia


Communications & Engagement Coordinator


Design, Marketing, Other




$70,000.00 per year