Posted: Sunday, 30 April 2017
Work type: Volunteer
Hours required: 10 hours per week (on average)
Location: 333 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3004

Position title:  Fundraising Team Lead

Supervision & support: 

Team: Fundraising
Report to: Finance Manager
Department: Finance

Key responsibilities: 

The Fundraising Team Lead is responsible for managing the Fundraising Team within the Finance Department. In this role, the Team Lead is in charge of grants and fundraising duties. This includes researching available grants and outlining those most relevant to the program; preparing fortnightly reports of available grants; and applying for grants on behalf of MSP. Responsibilities also include attending weekly team meetings with the Finance Manager, helping build out the Fundraising Team and any other tasks as directed by the Finance Manager.


  • Undertaking or completion of a Bachelor degree or Masters degree in any of the following: commerce, journalism, communications or marketing, or any other relevant field in which the candidate has demonstrated writing skills

Skills & Experience:

  • Detail-oriented, organised and able to meet deadlines, both in terms of grant applications as well as tasks assigned by the manager
  • Good verbal and written communication skills as well as research skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • A keen interest and/or demonstrated ability in cultivating and sustaining positive relationships with funders and other stakeholders
  • Ability to write effectively and engagingly for a range of grants, or at least motivation to learn how to do so and work independently towards learning these skills
  • Some experience in grant research and writing is desirable though not mandatory for applying; demonstrated self-motivation to learn more and work independently are considered highly desirable as well
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in Microsoft Office (especially pertaining to Excel, but also Word and PowerPoint)

Performance goals: 

  • Complete assigned tasks on time to a high standard
  • Document all work done and file appropriately and efficiently
  • Attend all team meetings as well as other departmental and organisational-wide meetings when required
  • Work with fellow MSP volunteers and other stakeholders in a professional manner at all times
  • Demonstrate continued capability to work individually as well as contribute to team work and discussion
  • Contribute to the development of MSP through dedication and commitment to its work and its organisational culture
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and interest in learning more, and developing and mastering personal and professional skills

Benefits to the volunteer:

  • The Melbourne Space Program strives to support and encourage the personal and professional development of all its volunteers.
  • Supplement your university studies with hands-on experience that will help you hone existing technical abilities and gain new skills.
  • Gain experience working in a professional environment, with the opportunity to cultivate soft skills needed to excel in any field of work.
  • Gain confidence in your ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Challenge yourself to achieve personal and professional goals.
  • Meet people who are just as passionate and ambitious as you are.
  • Make a difference – this is the opportunity to be a part of a friendly and dedicated team working to build a nano-satellite, inspire and engage Australians, and support a strong aerospace sector!

To apply, please submit a cover letter (optional) and your CV here. Questions regarding this role may be directed to