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National Campaigns & Partnerships Executive | Cure Brain Cancer Foundation (April 2016 - Present)
In this role I manage and implement a mixture of projects and campaigns, across the entire marketing mix for the foundation. In a way this role acts as a mix of sales/relationship management, and creative marketing tasks - a fantastic, fun and challenging combination! This includes:
- product and partnership marketing
- brand campaigns
- quarterly activity and special project
- relationship management of existing audiences
Marketing Development Co-ordinator | Cure Brain Cancer Foundation (October 2015 – April 2016)
This role acts as a support function for the marketing team, ensuring that the Marketing, Comms and PR, and Digital Content managers are well supported and organised. A new role to the organisation there is a broad variety of hands on marketing and PR activities such as:
- maintaining the foundations social media presence and website
- creating media databases
- managing merchandise and collateral levels and orders
- organising team WIP meetings and consistent updates
Campaign Planning & Resource Co-ordinator | World Vision Australia (December 2014 – October 2015)
Combining my not-for-profit and frontline experience this role has seen me take leadership of the Campaigns team and ensure that WVA’s fundraising strategy campaigns are well planned and executed to enable the NSW team to achieve sponsorship and donation targets. My current responsibilities include:
• Planning & forecasting of campaign activity for approval by Fundraising Manager.
• Key stakeholder engagement: internally between the fundraising and other invested teams, externally with shopping centres, festival & event organisers, contracted external service providers.
• Cost per acquisition/ROI analysis on planned and past activity.
• Management of collateral
• Leadership of the Campaign Planning & Resource team (tasks include Child Profile inventory, logistics planning & execution, stock inventory management)
• Regular internal communications on planned and upcoming activity information and expectations
Team Leader/Supporter Relationship Specialist | Compassion Australia (August 2012 – December 2014)
My time at Compassion Australia was split between being a Supporter Relationship Specialist, and after 9 months of employment taking on added responsibilities of being a Team Leader. I found invaluable experience in customer relations and communications skills, developing and managing a small team of staff, whilst maintaining BAU activities of an SRS. My responsibilities included:
• Team management: conducting monthly performance meetings, coaching and on-the-job training, daily workflow, regular internal communications amongst the broader contact centre.
• Responding to escalated supporter complaints.
• Management of skills training and development.
• Adhoc project management, i.e. procedure and process redesigns, rewards & recognition Planning and Team Building.
• Receiving and responding to service requests from supporters through all channels e.g. phone, email, chat, social media.
• Developing retention-focused campaigns and strategy to ensure lifetime value of supporters to the organisation.
Newcastle University (Feb 2011 - October 2015)
Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations); currently completing final two courses, high credit GPA over 5 years of PT Study.
SkillPathSeminars (2013 - 2014)
How to Excel at Managing and Supervising People, 2014. Conflict Management Skills for Women, 2013.
Belmont Christian College (2005 – 2010)
Higher School Certificate 2010: ATAR: 87.8
2008 Received the ADF Long Tan Leadership Development Award at school.
2010 I was elected school captain, taking an active role in the student body. Facilitated and coordinated the twenty10 leaders forum, Exo Day and mentoring programs within the school.
2010 received the Glen Gerreyn award for student leadership and innovation.
2011 I was nominated and selected to attend the National Student Leaders Forum in Canberra, hosted by over 40 Federal Members of Parliament. I am currently an active NSLF Alumni member.
2014 I attended the Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium event as a representative of Compassion – an incredibly inspiring networking opportunity.
Livewire High School student leadership development events and community. I developed and established the Livewire concept towards the end of high school and continued to facilitate this network for several years following. Unfortunately taking a full time job meant I had to put Livewire on the shelf, but the response from Newcastle schools indicates this was a program valuable to both them and their student leaders and I look forward to seeing it’s return in the future.
During my first year of University I joined the team at Project Australia, a small team dedicated to helping not for profit community groups establish well. I took on a general management role with PA, helping out with some administration tasks, participating in quarterly meetings and beginning the systemisation of their tasks. A large part of my role with them was also the recruitment of volunteer roles including writing job advertisements and writing PD’s.
The Newcastle2020 Creative Arts competition established in 2012. An annual event the competition takes the form of an exhibition which gets entrants (who must be aged between 16-30) to cast their vision for Newcastle. The competition forged a strong relationship with The City of Newcastle council, in its initial year securing full funding from council, and multiple sponsorships from a variety of local businesses. I took on the role of Project Manager for Newcastle2020, and this year secured interns and other volunteers to take on the roles that I identified and created to keep the competition running well.
After spending a month volunteering through Hands Across the Water in Thailand, myself and several other young people involved with Hands saw an opportunity to create an engagement channel for young people, aged 18-30, to connect into the work of Hands within Australia. I have been working with our small team who have had an experience with Hands to create products and opportunities centred around this motive. To date our work has been focused on creating a “school-ies” alternative, offering a scaled down version of the Hands “Big Ride”, the first of which is to be held in November 2015. My role is currently quite widespread, from concept development, to marketing and branding proposals. Young Hands has great potential and I am excited to see what the YH team can accomplish!
Each June, The Lord Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is held in Newcastle, hosted by our Lord Mayor. During my time with Livewire I pitched the idea to have Student Leaders from local schools come and serve at the breakfast, and then follow the break-fast with a student leadership forum, a time for the city’s current leaders to connect with its future leaders over a Q&A panel. In 2013 this came to fruition, and I helped facilitate the relationship between the LMPB with the schools, selling tickets, coordinating the students serving, agenda, morning tea and facilitate the Q&A. The Student Leadership Forum is now an annual part of the LMPB itinerary.