Careers

You can help create a brighter future for sick children with a rewarding career or volunteer experience at the RCH Foundation.

 

Current Opportunities

For volunteer opportunities and career options with the hospital, please see below.

Sponsorship Executive – RCH150 Gala Dinner

In 2020, the RCH will mark its 150th anniversary. In recognition of this major milestone, the RCH Foundation will host a once-off Gala Dinner at the Melbourne Town Hall. This high-profile event will give new and existing supporters the opportuny to partner with the RCH during this historical year.

This exciting new position will be responsible for researching and securing sponsorship for the RCH150 Gala Dinner. This full-time position will work across the RCH Foundation to ensure this event is a major fundraising component of the 150th year.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in fundraising or sponsorship
  • Experience securing $10,000+ gifts from corporate or private donors
  • Experience building and developing positive working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills along with strong administrative skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, working under own initiative to strict deadlines, and managing accounts and projects simultaneously

Desirable

  • Experience in a similar organisation and/or working with volunteers
  • Knowledge of SalesForce360

MORE INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY

  • The position is offered as a one year contract position, commencing in November 2019
  • Applications must address the Selection Criteria in the position description. Applications that do not address the Selection Criteria will not be considered.
  • For further information or queries about this role, please email Kate Dear, Corporate Engagement Manager at kate.dear@rch.org.au
  • Please send your application, including your CV, the names and contact details of three referees and your response to the Selection Criteria to jobs.foundation@rch.org.au by COB on Friday 1 November 2019.

Supporter Relations Officer

The Supporter Relations Officer plays a critical role in building strong relationships between the RCH Foundation and its supporters.  This crucial role works with the wider RCH Foundation team and our community of donors to provide excellent customer service to supporters on the phone, in person and by accurate and timely data entry.  The key outcome of this role is the timely accurate recording of donations and production of receipts for supporters, as well as internal support across the RCH Foundation.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential

  • Demonstrated commitment to the RCH Foundation’s vision and values and a working style that reflects these
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage strong customer/supporter relationships
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of data and attention to detail in transaction processing with a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent inter-personal and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate with people from a broad range of backgrounds
  • Good written communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability and proactive work attitude
  • Ability to work within a team structure and to take responsibility for the completion and delivery of tasks
  • Computer literacy including experience in using a customer relationship management database, as well as word processing, email and spread sheet applications.

Desirable

  • Experience with Salesforce software will be highly regarded
  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector
  • Experience working with volunteers.

MORE INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY

  • Applications must address the Selection Criteria in the position description. Applications that do not address the Selection Criteria will not be considered
  • For further information or queries about this role, please contact Ben O’Connell, Manager Supporter Relations via Ben.O’Connell@rch.org.au or on 03 9345 4747
  • Please send your application, including your CV, the names and contact details of three referees and your response to the Selection Criteria to jobs.foundation@rch.org.au by 5pm on Friday 15 November 2019.

Gratitude Hub Coordinator (Retail)

The role of the Gratitude Hub Coordinator is responsible for running the Auxiliaries Shop, located at the RCH. This exciting and varied full time position involves the coordination of the day to day retail operations of the RCH Foundation including overseeing the Stalls and Pods at the hospital, along with providing guidance to volunteer Auxiliary members and fundraisers. This role will work to ensure the Shop and the Stalls operate effectively and profitably, with a strong customer service ethos.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

Essential

  • Demonstrated experience in retail shop operation, rostering and management
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating, leading and supporting volunteer fundraisers; high level of customer service, passion and empathy for volunteer fundraisers, patient families and Gratitude Hub visitors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation and strong administrative skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, working under own initiative to strict deadlines and supporting multiple projects simultaneously
  • Commitment to the RCH Foundation’s values and a working style that reflects these
  • Experience in operating effectively in a flexible, team environment with excellent client service skills and focus
  • High level proficiency in Microsoft Office suite including Microsoft Excel, Point of Sale cash register, stock control system

Selection Criteria – Desirable

  • Experience in visual merchandising
  • Demonstrated ability to source donated goods for sale
  • Experience using e-commerce websites and organisational databases
  • Event set up and theming with a creative and cost effective mindset.

MORE INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY

  • Applications must address the Selection Criteria in the position description. Applications that do not address the Selection Criteria will not be considered
  • For further information or queries about this role, please contact Laura Buck via laura.buck@rch.org.au or on 03 9345 6491
  • Please send your application, including your CV, the names and contact details of three referees and your response to the Selection Criteria to jobs.foundation@rch.org.au by 5pm on Friday 15 November 2019.

 


Volunteering for the RCH Foundation

We offer a range of rewarding and fulfilling opportunities for volunteers to assist us in supporting the hospital.

Our volunteers work alongside staff to help with fundraising, special events and administration. Volunteers can commit to shorter term opportunities supporting specific projects or longer term roles assiting with our ongoing operations.

Through our volunteering program, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • gain experience in a variety of new roles
  • explore different career and job opportunities
  • get relevant training and develop skills
  • develop professional networks
  • raise awareness and support important health projects
  • donate your time and expertise to benefit the fundraising efforts of RCH Foundation and help the sick kids at hospital

Becoming an RCH Foundation volunteer

New volunteer opportunities are being developed and are promoted on this page. We promise to match your skills and availability to our volunteer needs to provide you with a fun and challenging opportunity.

To enquire about a volunteer role or receive alerts when volunteer roles are posted, please contact Laura Buck, Manager, Auxiliaries and Fundraising  via email or on 03 9345 6941.


Careers at the RCH

The RCH employs health professionals in a variety of medical, nursing and allied health fields along with professionals for service departments like finance, information services, human resources and facilities management.

For more information about working at the RCH, please click here.