Project Manager - Campaigns

Job No: CCSA155
Location: Eastwood, SA

Project Manager - Campaigns

  • Join a leading not-for-profit as a key part of our dynamic and engaged fundraising team
  • Unique opportunity to work on Cancer Council SA’s events
  • Perfect role for a project manager who enjoys working across a variety of well loved products 

About the company

Cancer Council SA’s vision is a cancer free future. Every minute, every hour, every day, we’re getting closer through impactful research, the delivery of cancer prevention activities, education and advocacy programs and providing support to people affected by cancer right here in South Australia.

Cancer Council is the only charity to help people from the point of diagnosis through to treatment and survivorship. We are proud to have served the community for 90 years and have an enviable reputation as one of South Australia’s most trusted charities.

Role overview

The Project Manager - Campaigns will lead a team to execute Cancer Council SA’s signature campaigns including but not limited to Relay for Life, Daffodil Day and a diverse portfolio of community fundraisers. The role is accountable for the successful delivery of these campaigns to meet or exceed the set targets. The Project Manager - Campaigns will manage and coach an operational team, internal and external stakeholders, and represents Cancer Council SA at a national level as required.

Key responsibilities

1. Project Management and execution of campaigns

  • Working with the Fundraising Manager and a national team where appropriate, contribute to strategy and develop the business cases and project plans for campaigns in the portfolio.
  • With the campaigns team, development and execution of the campaign’s local tactical plan in accordance with the overall campaign strategy and utilising the project management process, ensuring delivery on agreed timeframes and budget
  • In conjunction with the marketing team, develop and execute communications plans and manage the relationships with all participants and other stakeholders on each campaign

2. Manage the campaigns team and provide leadership

  • Supported by the Fundraising Manager, provide day to day leadership of direct reports
  • Develop, set and monitor team and individual performance indicators and milestones in line with campaign and broader team objectives and targets
  • Utilising the project management tools, delegate ownership of campaigns to direct reports, providing coaching and support

3. Manage stakeholders to deliver campaigns

  • Working with the project management process, coordinate internal and external stakeholders to deliver on their accountabilities as documented in the project plans
  • Assisted by your team manage internal and external suppliers including the development of briefs and key documentation to deliver on tactical elements of the campaign (i.e. Administration, Design, Marketing Collateral, Warehouse, Telemarketing etc.)

4. Contribute to the Fundraising team’s overarching goals and strategies

  • As a manager in the Fundraising team, contribute to broader fundraising and donor plans as required
  • If required, support campaigns and projects outside your own portfolio as directed by the Fundraising Manager
  • Actively and constructively participate in national Cancer Council fundraising forums, and work in consultation and collaboration with interstate Cancer Council representatives, providing localised insights into the campaigns.

5. Maintain accurate records, budgets and reporting requirements

  • Manage budgets and report on performance activities which include the preparing, setting and monitoring annual plans
  • Prepare budget updates and reforecasts
  • Ensure accurate records are kept and updated in Cancer Council SA’s database

Please see position description for an in depth understanding of this role.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Experienced in leading and managing teams (mandatory)
  • Proven success in effectively leading and motivating others to achieve set outcomes (mandatory)
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and stakeholder management skills (mandatory)
  • Proven track record in project development, monitoring and evaluation including coordinating diverse stakeholders (mandatory)
  • Experience in and understanding of fundraising practice and/or sales and marketing strategies (mandatory)
  • Sound understanding of financial processes including setting, analysing, monitoring and achieving budgets (mandatory)
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships both internally and with external networks (mandatory)
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the development of marketing and/or communication plans (desired)
  • Demonstrated time management skills and the ability to project manage multiple priorities (mandatory)
  • Confidence and competency in public speaking (desired)
  • Intermediate MS Word and MS Excel (mandatory)
  • Hold a current SA drivers licence (mandatory)

Special conditions

  • Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check.
  • Some out-of-hours work and interstate travel may be required.
  • The successful applicant must be a non-smoker.

Applications close 5pm Friday, 9 November 2018.

For more information, please contact Marta Harbuzinska on (08) 8291 4133 or view the position description.

Please note—all applicant resumes must be submitted in Word format only.

With respect, no recruitment agencies please.

Cancer Council SA is an equal opportunity employer committed to effective volunteer involvement and maintains a non-smoking environment.

As a part of our recruitment process you may be required to undertake a medical assessment, police clearance check and/or any practical assessment deemed appropriate to the role.


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