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Mission Australia

NSW, Australia

Phone: 02 92192016
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Partnerships Manager – 21 hours/week


Job Description:

  • Part-time 13 months fixed-term contract with flexible working hours
  • Not-for-profit opportunity based in the Sydney CBD near Town Hall station
  • Wonderful team, completive remuneration and salary packaging benefits

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Partnerships Manager with brilliant relationship management skills to join our national team for a 13 month fixed-term contract and work 21 hours a week - the choice of days and hours are completely up to you!

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Premium Supporters, you’ll be responsible for prospecting interest and cultivating philanthropic support from high net-worth individuals, trusts, foundations and other partners for our programs and services including capital projects.

The primary objective will be to achieve individual and team revenue targets by securing, sustaining and growing financial and in-kind support from major donors and corporate partners.

On a day-to-day basis, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Achieve individual income targets by focusing on high-value private funding opportunities
  • Meet the overall team revenue targets by leveraging various fundraising opportunities
  • Develop and maintain a 12 month rolling sales plans by scoping he market and conducting research
  • Maintain all account information regarding supporters and prospects in our CRM system
  • Communicate reports in a timely and accurate manner using our CRM system

Requirements for success

  • 5-8 years’ experience in sales, preferably in community services within fundraising, sponsorships, corporate partnerships and/or major gift relationships
  • Results-driven, solutions-focused and well-presented client-service skills with impeccable attention-to-detail and timelines
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills and excellent presentation and negotiation skills
  • Good understanding of the competitive fundraising environment, as well as economic and market issues facing philanthropists and corporates in Australia
  • Proven ability to build strong, respectful and robust relationships, with a strong track record of achieving targets within set timeframes and limited resources
  • A team player with a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, a high degree of professionalism, discretion and confidentiality
  • Analytical, accountable and good financial acumen and interpretive skills

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

If you’d like to find out more about the role, feel free to call Jen Cramond (Mon-Wed and Fri) on (02) 9219 8012.For more information in regards to the role please view  PD - Partnerships Manager.pdf. For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check if you haven’t completed one in the last 12 months.

Applications close midnight, Sunday 5 May 2019.


Sales-Retail: Fundraising

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Employment Type:

Part time


, NSW, Australia


Partnerships Manager – 21 hours/week


Nonprofit-Social Services