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Organisation : Compassion Australia

Location : Perth

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Law, Justice & Human Rights, Overseas Aid & Development

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Based in Perth
  • Permanent Full-time Position
  • Salary Packaging available

The Relationship Manager will work to cultivate, nurture and grow meaningful partnerships with churches in Western Australia, to further the mission of Compassion in releasing children from poverty in Jesus’s name.

Do you have a passion for justice and a heart to see the church equipped as a catalyst of transformation in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty?  Are you excited about the challenge of engaging and activating groups and individuals across the Australian Christian landscape, towards a movement of compassionate generosity, as an outworking of faith?

Here’s a chance to utilise your exceptional influencing, networking and relationship management skills for a cause that matters.

Compassion Australia is part of a global ministry that seeks to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. As a Relationship Manager, you will work as part of an Area Team executing National Strategy, to cultivate, nurture and grow meaningful partnerships with churches that will increase Compassion’s profile, influence and impact.

As a Relationship Manager you will also:

  • Implement National strategies and campaigns to grow networks of church partnerships & generate new sponsorships.
  • Maintain, coordinate and strengthen existing relationships with churches and church advocates.
  • Develop and implement lead generation activities.
  • Present in churches on Compassion Australia’s mission and impact.
  • Be responsible for your own financial and non-financial results according to department and ministry wide strategy measures.
  • Participate in intermittent international travel with church groups to facilitate increased understanding and engagement with Compassion’s work.

Job Specific Requirements:

  • A demonstrated capacity to build the influence and impact of an organisation by developing and managing meaningful partnerships and networks with external stakeholders, including church pastors and leaders.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills, including the ability to network with people of diverse ages and backgrounds
  • Extensive relationship management experience including cold & warm calls, moves management and working to key performance indicators (KPI’s)
  • Well-developed administration skills, proficiency with customer databases for analysis and reporting.
  • Knowledge and networks within the Australian local church
  • Knowledge of global poverty and development
  • Experience or qualifications in Ministry, Sales, Marketing, Communication, or equivalent experience
  • Exemplary communication skills including persuasive negotiation, written communication and experience publicly representing an organisation
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional structure.
  • Proven track record of achieving and exceeding targets.
  • Available to work on Sundays as part of a TOIL based FTE role. [MF1]

The successful candidate will be strongly aligned to the values of this leading Christian not-for-profit organisation and be looking for a role where you can use your exceptional talent to make a real difference.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please review the application pack and submit your application by clicking “Apply Now”. If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact People and Culture via email at

Applications close Sunday 11th April 2021. 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Compassion Australia

How to apply

Please quote in application: Relationship Manager (Church Partnerships) via Pro Bono Australia.


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