JDRF careers: work with us

JDRF careers:

Make a difference

At JDRF we are improving the lives of those with type 1 diabetes (T1D), those who love them and those who will need us in the future.

In the next four years, 10,000 Australians will be diagnosed with T1D. They don’t know they’ll need us yet, but we work for them all the same.

T1D is a global problem, and curing this disease will be a defining challenge of our lifetimes.

We are looking for talented people to join our team. Every team member at JDRF makes a difference to the millions of Australians impacted by T1D. We strive to create a vibrant and rewarding work environment where you can develop and grow.


Current vacancies

Community Fundraising Manager NSW/ACT (excluding West NSW)

This exciting and very rewarding roll will be responsible for growing the fundraising capacity of JDRF in NSW/ACT through engagement with the T1D community and their supporters, the local corporate community, the volunteer leadership group and other key stakeholders via JDRF’s portfolio of fundraising events and campaigns.

The Fundraising Manager NSW/ACT will be required to identify, manage, cultivate, and nurture relationships that ultimately create opportunities to mobilise the JDRF community and Corporate Community to fundraise. The role will oversee the Community Fundraising Coordinator – NSW/ACT

Success in this role relies on the timely support and execution of select national campaigns and programs, targeted relationship management across various mediums, coupled with financial accountability of income and expenditure budgets. This role will work closely with the State based Philanthropy Executive to acquire and steward major donor relationships and partnerships.

If you are passionate about what you do and want to make a difference, then click here for full Position Description or contact Tamara Aitchison on taitchison@jdrf.org.au for further information.



Salary packaging

Australian taxation laws provide generous tax concessions for not for profit organisations like JDRF Australia. One such concession is an exemption for Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT).

This means that JDRF Australia is able to pass on to their employees a proportion of their wages as a reimbursement of personal expenses and no income tax is payable on this money. In effect: a proportion of your salary each pay is tax free.

You may choose to package a range of items, such as General Household and Personal Expenses i.e. Home Rental Repayments, Mortgage Repayments, Utility Expenses, Other Household Expenses, Credit Card Repayments, Other Personal Expenses or a Salary Packaging Card to the allowable maximum of $15,900 each FBT year. Additionally, you may also choose to package towards General Capped Entertainment Expenses to the allowable maximum of $2650 each FBT year.


Additional leave

At JDRF we offer additional paid leave over Christmas. Our offices close from 25th December to 1 January and none of this time is taken from your annual leave entitlement. This leave is provided to all employees as a time to connect with family and friends.


Employee recognition and reward

At JDRF our 5 Values are PASSION | INTEGRITY | VISION | IMPACT | COLLABORATION and we aim to reflect these values in a positive work environment that benefits the organisation as well as employees. We know that motivated and happy employees are our most valuable asset. Our recognition and reward program celebrates the extraordinary achievements and behaviours of our staff that contribute to the culture and mission of JDRF.


Employee development

JDRF provides and encourages development opportunities to enhance job performance and contribute to professional growth.

We have an excellent development resource facility, which provides employees with a wide range of development tools, training courses and articles.