Volunteer Philanthropy Officer

Application closes 31st October 2021.

Position type: Volunteer (4-8 hours/week) Start date: ASAP

Leadership Team
The opportunity

Be a force for change and help a fast-growing legal tech startup and non-profit grow its impact through philanthropy

  • Be a part of key fundraising projects that will directly assist vulnerable Australians
  • Rapidly develop your storytelling and communication skills in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Learn about the legal assistance, not-for-profit, and technology sectors
Why we exist

There is an unmet need for legal assistance

Each year, over 600,000 Australians cannot access the legal assistance they need. And even those who are able to access legal assistance can struggle, with legal services commonly delivered in ways that can be difficult for regular people to understand.

What we do

We provide free, online legal assistance to people who can’t access it

We are a registered charity and social enterprise that envisions a world where everyone can access justice. We work towards our vision by providing free legal assistance to the community through an online platform, which is powered by law students seeking practical legal opportunities through paid university programs.

Learn more about our team, how Anika works, and our organisation.

Key responsibilities

As Philanthropy Officer, you will report to the Head of Partnerships & Philanthropy. You will work in the Philanthropy team to:

  • Develop Anika’s unique value proposition to a variety of stakeholders
  • Research and write grants
  • Support digital fundraising campaigns
  • Assist with the development of Anika’s donor communications strategy
  • Identify new fundraising opportunities

For the right candidate, this role can be adapted to involve a focus on your particular area of interest within the fundraising space and/or can include the following responsibilities:

  • Developing and managing relationships with funders and strategic partners
  • Start and own new fundraising projects
  • Manage Anika’s donor communications strategy including social media management
Who are we looking for?

You are a reliable, enthusiastic team player who is eager to make an impact. You will have some of the qualities listed below:

  • Amazing written communication skills - wordsmiths welcome!
  • Experience or interest in digital communication and storytelling
  • Be organised and able to manage your work
  • Be willing to take initiative and put your hand up for things

What if I’ve never done grant-writing or fundraising before?

It doesn’t matter, we’ll teach you!

How to apply

Send us your CV and a little bit about yourself

To apply for this role, fill out this form (click here) which will ask you to upload your CV and answer a few questions about yourself. Do not submit your application by email - these will not be considered.

If you don't exactly fit the role requirements but are still interested we encourage you to apply. We value the right people over technical skills. If you have further queries about the role, contact Lucy Majstorovic at [email protected]