Director Communication, Advocacy and Fundraising

Application Due:
28 January 2019
Application Details:
Position Description

About the Role:

  • Parental leave contract position
  • Executive role in established not for profit
  • Salary packaging and onsite parking space available


YWCA Canberra is a feminist not-for-profit organisation that has provided community services and represented women’s issues in Canberra since 1929. Our vision is ‘Girls and Women Thriving’

Today we provide quality, innovative services for women, including female-identifying and non-binary people, girls and families in the ACT and surrounding regions. We work in the areas of children’s services, community development, housing, youth services, personal and professional training, women’s leadership, and advocacy.

As Director of Communication, Advocacy and Fundraising you will responsible for developing and implementing YWCA Canberra’s strategic communications, fundraising, and advocacy strategies and relationship management with corporate partners, government, community sector stakeholders and YWCA Canberra members.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this hands-on role sits within YWCA Canberra’s executive team and manages a team of staff who are responsible for delivering internal and external communication, policy & advocacy initiatives, events, fundraising campaigns and corporate partnerships and stakeholder engagement.

About You:

This rewarding role will suit an organised and creative public affairs professional who thrives on managing a diverse portfolio of work and leading and developing a high performing team in a fast-paced environment.  If you are enthused by YWCA Canberra’s mission and supportive work culture, are a strategic thinker with management and governance experience, and have excellent project management and communication skills, this role is for you.

An attractive remuneration package with access to salary sacrificing options is negotiable depending on skills and experience. YWCA Canberra’s central office is based in Canberra City, and is a friendly, collegial and collaborative working environment.

This role is a parental leave contract position, commencing the week of Monday 11 March 2019 and is expected to conclude on Friday 6 March 2020.

How to Apply:

Download application information via If you have questions about the role, please contact Director of Communication, Advocacy and Fundraising Helen Machalias via

Application Requirements:  Please submit a 1-2 page cover letter addressing the selection criteria in the position description, as well as your CV and contact details for 2 referees.

Applications should be submitted to YWCA Canberra via by COB Monday 28 January 2019.


YWCA Canberra is proud to be an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, and offers above award wages and generous conditions through our innovative and progressive Enterprise Agreement.


YWCA Canberra is an equal opportunity employer. People from diverse backgrounds and with diverse life experiences are encouraged to apply. We specifically encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

Application Details:

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