Volunteer Partnerships Coordinator - Seeing Eye Dogs

Job No: VNA277
Location: Kensington, VIC

  • Full-time opportunity, 11-month contract
  • Based at our Seeing Eye Dogs facility in Kensington
  • Base Salary + Superannuation = $98,081 + Salary Packaging

Do you want to make a difference and become a part of a team that supports a future where people who are blind or have low vision can live an independent life they choose?

If so, then this might be the perfect role for you!

About us

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or who have low vision to achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

About who we support

Vision Australia provides services to more than 25,500 clients from 35 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

About the role

  • Under the direction of the SED Manager, support the delivery of the Seeing Eye Dogs National Strategy to breed and raise 220 pups per year, support the 350 dogs on program.
  • Coordinate the recruitment, on-boarding, training and general supervision of volunteers to ensure quality and consistency of volunteer practices in accordance with The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement and Vision Australia’s own policies and
  • Ensure continuous recruitment and retention of sufficient volunteers that meet the International Guide Dog Federation criteria to safely raise a Seeing Eye Dog
  • Maintain a large group of volunteers to support the program and house the dogs- the estimated ratio required is 2 volunteers: 1

View the Position Description for this role

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Conflict resolution, managing difficult conversations with volunteers, behavior warnings and documentation in VMS
  • Project leadership and collaborative team player e.g. COVID-19 volunteer compliance projects, coordinating across teams e.g. fundraising, IT, business insights, admin, marketing and communications staff and volunteers and SED customer service team meetings
  • Marketing activities e.g. social media campaigns
  • Event management e.g. Flinders Street Station/Southern Cross Station puppy caring activations
  • Australian residency or citizenship

Benefits of working at Vision Australia

  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Exciting career paths
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities

Salary Packaging

  • With the offer of Salary Packaging, you can use some of your salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you pay less tax and have more money to spend. That’s because your salary packaging money is deducted first and then your tax is calculated on the remaining amount.

Find out more about Salary Packaging


If you have any questions about the role, please contact the below Hiring Manager.

Name: Jane Bradley

Email: Jane.Bradley@visionaustralia.org


Vision Australia is committed to do all that is reasonable to ensure the safety, welfare and wellbeing of clients (including children); their families; the community; staff and volunteers; and any other person entering Vision Australia’s workplace. Police checks, state working with children checks, NDIS Worker Screening checks and Professional Registrations form part of Vision Australia’s probity screening standards ensuring that quality services are provided in a safe environment.

To apply

If this sounds like a great fit for you then please complete our online application process.

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to www.visionaustralia.org/careers.

We highly encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.

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