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Dakin Mayers

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Level 27

Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000


T 61 3 9629 6999




DATABASE MANAGER - Parkinson's Victoria
Ref: PM2002427


Location Melbourne
Employment Type: Full-time
Closing Date: 3 October 2017
  • Drive system change & integration
  • Lead & initiate segmentation & segment analysis
  • New organisational strategy


Parkinson’s Victoria raises awareness and funds for services and research that improves the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s, providing information, education and support services to individuals, their families and carers, and health professionals.


This key role, reporting to the Executive Manager Fundraising & Development, is responsible for managing the organisation’s ThankQ database system and integrating it more effectively into PV’s operations. Key areas of responsibility embrace

•  Data systems management
•  Data and operational report design and creation
•  Data integrity & compliance
•  Fundraising operation systems
•  High level strategic analysis of data and segmentation
•  Supervise volunteers doing cyclical data entry work


You will identify opportunities for using data from multiple operational systems to improve targeted marketing and fundraising communications, lead data analysis to develop long-term supporter planning, maximise the potential of the ThankQ database system and engage with stakeholders to drive systemic integration of data and improve the management of donations and membership interaction.

For this important position you will need at least 3-5 years experience in database analysis/management, 2-4 years experience in designing and generating reports and the ability to research and recommend database strategies in a growing environment.  The position is conveniently located in Surrey Hills, close to Chatham Station.


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About the organisation

Baptcare Affordable Housing Ltd (BAH) is a subsidiary company of Baptcare, the welfare and aged care agency of the Baptist Union of Victoria.   BAH operates as a Not-For-Profit Housing Provider, registered by the Registrar of Housing Agencies under the Housing Act 1983.

The key objectives of BAH include a commitment to:

·         Providing and/or managing well-maintained affordable housing.

·         Facilitating tenancy management which supports vulnerable tenants and allows households to have a say in the way their housing is managed.

·         Co-operating in place management strategies that build community.

·         Partnering with Baptcare and other agencies to ensure tenants’ needs are adequately met.


BAH currently has a strategy to provide and/or manage up to 500 properties by the year 2020.

About the Board

·         Current Board size:               Currently 5 Directors.  2 vacancies

·         Board Meeting location:     Camberwell

About the vacancy

·         This is a voluntary position with expenses reimbursed.

·         BAH seeks to appoint two independent non-executive Directors.

·         The role requires attending approximately 7 board meetings per year, during the evening. In addition it may be necessary to take part in monthly conference calls and/or occasional weekend workshops.

As a skills-based Board and in line with current specific requirements, candidates with skills in at least one of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

·         Experience in the Community Housing or Social/Affordable-Housing Sector

·         Marketing and/or PR Advertising

·         Finance

·         Property Development

Personal values and competencies

·         Mission: a person whose values are aligned to the vision, mission and objectives of Baptcare.

·         Integrity: fulfilling a director’s duties and responsibilities, acting ethically, having appropriate independence, putting the organisation’s interests before personal interests;

·         Collaborative: a director must be able to function as an effective team member but also must have the curiosity to ask questions and the courage to persist in robust discussion with management and fellow board members where necessary;

·         Interpersonal skills: as well as self-awareness and self-management.  A director must work well in a group, listen well, and be tactful yet able to communicate a candid viewpoint;

·         Commercial astuteness: demonstrate good business instinct and acumen and be able to assimilate and synthesise complex information;

·         An active contributor with genuine interest in the organisation and its business.


Educational requirements

ESSENTIAL - Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field with significant industry experience

DESIRABLE - Successful completion of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

Other attributes 

Active involvement in a local church community and an understanding of Baptist values and faith.