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Associate Director, Partnerships

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Organisation : Social Ventures Australia

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Fantastic opportunity to help drive SVA's fundraising agenda
  • Apply expertise to raise philanthropic income to help communities to thrive
  • Melbourne, Full-time with flexible-working options

Who we are
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a not-for-profit organisation that works with partners to alleviate disadvantage – towards an Australia where all people and communities thrive. We influence systems to deliver better social outcomes for people by learning about what works in communities, helping organisations be more effective, sharing our perspectives and advocating for change. SVA has talented and highly committed people from business, government and the social purpose sector with the skills, knowledge and experience to contribute to alleviating disadvantage.
SVA’s Partnerships team is key to ensuring the future sustainability and growth of SVA by developing and managing our relationships with funders, including trusts and foundations, business and high net worth individuals/families. The Partnerships team actively seeks funding from supporters, works closely with senior executives to support their funding relationships and helps steward SVA’s close relationships with our philanthropic and corporate supporters.
The position
We have an exciting and rewarding opportunity for an Associate Director, Partnerships to play an important role in ensuring the future sustainability and growth of SVA by strengthening SVA’s funding base through the development of lasting relationships with individual, corporate, foundation and Government supporters. Working collaboratively across all of SVA, the primary purpose of the position is to lead the development and implementation of significant Victorian based fundraising strategies and campaigns, as well as stewarding donors. This role also requires effective external relationship management with donors, corporate partners, Government Representatives and others working within the not-for-profit funding sector.
Who you are
This stimulating opportunity will best suit a talented fundraiser looking to apply their skills in a strategically focused organisation, to support people most in need in Australia. The ideal candidate will bring exceptional communication and relationship skills, a depth of technical capability, independent administrative skills and deep fundraising and account management experience, preferably sourcing from individual and corporate partnerships in Australia.
To be successful in the position you will have a proven track record in managing a wide range of philanthropy work, including the successful solicitation and stewardship of donors, trust managers and sponsors, and conducting detailed research and compelling proposal writing. You will possess an established background building and managing complex relationships, have a proven ability to work with influence and creativity, and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders concurrently.
If you have the knowledge and experience we are looking for and are excited to join our dynamic team, please submit your CV (max 3 pages) and a statement (max 1 page) addressing the position requirements by midnight AEST Monday 6th May 2019. SVA values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
To find out more about SVA and view the position description please go to
Short-listed candidates will be invited to a first-stage interview in the week commencing 6th May 2019.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Social Ventures Australia

How to apply for this role

Please quote in application: Associate Director, Partnerships via Pro Bono Australia.


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