- Are you interested in working in an intellectually stimulating environment?
- Are you searching for a role where you are selling more than breakfast cereal?
- Are you a confident, independent self-starter?
Then join us at The Centre for Independent Studies (CIS). We are seeking a fill the new role of Development/Marketing Manager who will work closely with our Executive Director, our board and the CIS team. We are looking for someone to take our fundraising and marketing to the next level. Our ideal person will have experience in either the area of fundraising and/or marketing and will have ideally worked in a corporate environment.
The Centre for Independent Studies is Australia’s leading independent think tank researching mainly in domestic economic and social policy. The CIS receives no government or directed funding and for 38 years has continued to successfully raise funds and expand. Apart from research, we run events, hold conferences and promote our research through the all type of media.
This role has two linked areas of responsibility. As Development Manager you will be nurturing current corporate, individual and foundation partners and assisting the Executive Director in increasing CIS revenue through new supporter acquisition. In the marketing role you will be using your skills to market the CIS, to our existing and new supporters and the public.
The person will be responsible for researching and analysing funding sources for CIS projects and programs; helping the Executive Director, who is the visible face of CIS fundraising, co-ordinate strategies to build CIS relationships within the business community; keep in contact with current and future individual, company and foundation supporters; and working closely with the CIS Board to fundraise.
The marketing part of the role will require you to co-ordinate, plan and implement fundraising and marketing strategies. This will involve developing the written material such as letters, brochures and material for the website; co-ordinate fundraising appeals such as our ‘End of Financial Year’ appeal; and developing new strategies to market the CIS.
The person should have a minimum of two years previous development/marketing experience. The position requires excellent interpersonal, organizational and written communication skills and be able to demonstrate their customer relationship and new market development skills. . This role requires consistent attention to detail, a high level of productivity and the ability to consistently push forward with agreed plans. Strong technical skills in office software programs (Excel, Word) are required as is the ability to develop proficiency in specific customer relationship management systems.
The CIS is a small organisation and the successful candidate should be happy to both communicate with the highest level of business and government personal and at the same time work through the administrative and practical details that go to make a strategy actually happen.
The position is a full-time Monday to Friday position. Salary is negotiable and will reflect the person’s level of experience.
This is a great opportunity to work in an intellectually stimulating environment where the ideas that can change Australian public policy are researched and publicised. We are situated close to public transport and the Crows Nest shopping area. For any applicant to be successful in this role, it is important to be aware of the philosophy of the CIS and be supportive of our objectives.
A small number of short-term unpaid internships are available throughout the year. We are currently looking for interns interested in working on our WasteWatch blog. We select interns on three main criteria:
1. That the intern is studying in a field that we have a research interest in.
2. That a mentor within the CIS is available to work with the intern. We have found that the experience is less than satisfactory on both sides if there isn't a real project to be worked on and real support for the intern.
3. That you are available to work at our office in St Leonards, Sydney