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Deaf Basketball Australia


Annual Budget: up to $10,000
Number of Paid Staff: 0
Number of Volunteers: 5 or fewer
Community Segment: Sport & Recreation

Current Board Size: 3 or fewer
Board Meetings (frequency): Monthly
Board Meetings Held: At Night
State where Board Meetings Held: Victoria
Local Government Area: Melbourne City Council

Any further information about this vacancy:

Fundraising Coordinator Position Description

The Fundraising Coordinator is the chief organiser of fundraising arrangements for Deaf Basketball Australia and its National Teams. Deaf Basketball Australia comprises of a group of dedicated volunteers who are passionate in providing opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing people to participate in basketball at all levels.

Please note that this is a honorary/volunteer role. Reimbursement policies apply where appropriate.

The position responsibilities of the Fundraising Coordinator are:

  • Contribute to the development of Deaf Basketball Australia’s Fundraising plan
  • Assist the Marketing and Communication Coordinator with the development and delivery of campaigns to support fundraising activities
  • Support the DBA Committee and Fundraising Committee with the management of relationships with trusts, foundations, major donors and sponsors
  • Assist with the planning and management of special events that support Deaf Basketball Australia’s fundraising initiatives
  • Investigate opportunities, coordinate the timetabling and prepare submissions for grants and other fundraising prospects
  • Assist with the development of and adherence to fundraising policies and processes
  • Assist with the development and management of fundraising budgets
  • Undertake other tasks as required

Skills and experiences


  • Knowledge and experience in fundraising, ideally across all or most of the following: corporate, trusts and foundations and government
  • Experience in coordinating and drafting proposals, funding submissions or bid/pitch documents and other documentation associated with fundraising in various forms
  • Experience in developing and delivering fundraising campaigns
  • Demonstrated experience developing, managing and reporting on fundraising budgets
  • Demonstrated understanding of the sports and community sectors, and volunteering issues
  • Proficiency in MS Office, in particular Word and Excel


  • Coordination and management of fundraising events
  • Experience with online and multimedia fundraising
  • Auslan skills

Personal attributes

Members of Deaf Basketball Australia and volunteers are expected to demonstrate Deaf Basketball Australia’s values which are:

  • Collaborative, supportive & inclusive
  • Transparent, accountable & professional
  • Innovative, flexible & proactive

Other personal attributes required to do this job effectively:

  • Well developed interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to develop strong sustainable relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Commitment to a high level of customer service
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Willingness to work as part of a team and share information and expertise
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Professional, energetic and efficient approach
  • Attention to detail 

All applications need to include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Copy of Resume/CV
  3. Support letter outlining skills and attributes

Applications are to be emailed to:

Irena Farinacci


Deaf Basketball Australia

E: deafbasketball.australia@gmail.com

Closing date for applications: Monday 22 October 2018 at 5:00pm AEST

Role: Fundraising Coordinator
Area of Expertise Being Sought: Fundraising, Grants Administration
Targeting: People with Disabilities
Payment: Nil - honorary role

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