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Partnerships Manager (Adelaide – SA/NT)

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Destiny Rescue

Destiny Rescue is an internationally recognised Christian based non-profit organisation dedicated to rescuing children trapped in the sex trade. 

We exist to rescue kids from sex trafficking and exploitation and help them stay free.

We are currently operating various programs in Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines, Dominican Republic Uganda, Africa and Nepal (plus 2 undisclosed countries).

Destiny Rescue have offices in three donor nations: United States, Australia and New Zealand.

This is a unique opportunity to utilise your expertise in leadership and corporate partnerships for a cause making significant impact by freeing children from slavery!

About the role

Reporting to the Executive Manager Partnerships, this newly created, exciting role in Adelaide will grow Destiny Rescue’s fundraising efforts in Adelaide and across SA/NT . To be successful in this role, you will have a history of delivering outstanding results in fundraising and partnership management and inspiring people to support our work to rescue children trapped in the sex trade. You will be a skilled networker and communicator, both to large groups, in boardrooms and in a one on one situation. The position will be based in Adelaide, with a focus on engaging corporates, churches and major donors in SA/NT and has the following responsibilities:

  • Develop new partnerships with corporates, churches, businesses, supporters, donors, community groups and ambassadors to increase Destiny Rescue’s profile, impact and influence across SA/NT.
  • Develop and implement strategies for growing Destiny Rescue’s profile and fundraising opportunities in conjunction with the Executive Manager Partnerships across SA/NT.
  • Maintain and strengthen existing relationships with corporates, churches, business, supporters, donors, community groups, advocates and ambassadors.
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of expansion strategies for all fundraising opportunities across SA/NT
  • Present and speak at businesses, conferences, churches and events as required to highlight the work of Destiny Rescue with the aim of engaging new supporters and partners.

About You

We are seeking a dynamic Partnership Manager with a history of delivering outstanding results in fundraising, relationships, corporate, sales, and frontline leadership. To be successful in this role, you will have at least five years of experience in corporate, church or major donor fundraising, with strong networks across the corporate and/or church space in SA (and or NT). You’ll be a driven, innovative and dynamic leader, who is flexible in their communication style but also thrives in a changing environment and is able to pioneer new opportunities across the state. Passion for the cause is essential. 

Selection Criteria

Essential criteria

  • At least five years of experience in corporate, church or major donor fundraising, with demonstrated success in engaging with corporates, major donors or churches for fundraising in not-for-profit organisations.
  • A demonstrated capacity to build the influence and impact of an organisation by developing and managing relationships with external stakeholders 
  • Proven track record of generating significant gifts from high net worth individuals or corporates
  • Exemplary communication skills, including persuasive negotiating and public speaking abilities 
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills, including the ability to network with people of diverse ages and backgrounds 
  • Strong knowledge of Adelaide and SA/NT, with strong existing networks across either corporate or churches. 
  • Tertiary qualifications in Sales, Marketing, Communication or equivalent experience 
  • Knowledge of Customer Relationship Management software (e.g. Salesforce) and processes 
  • Experience in a relationship building role (e.g. salesperson, customer service, account management) 
  • Well-developed administrative skills 
  • Current drivers licence 
  • Current passport or willingness to secure one 

Desirable Criteria

  • Abillity to identify and utilise new technologies to support relationship management
  • Knowledge of the fight against human trafficking and international development.

How to apply

To apply, please forward a cover letter, answers to the selection criteria and resume via the Apply Now button.

Only applications which include a cover letter addressing the criteria will be considered.

For all enquiries please contact:

Sharyn Longhurst
Destiny Rescue Australia

P: 1300 738 761

Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 


As part of our interview process and in an effort to protect its stakeholders, Destiny Rescue Limited will request a Police Check and information from a job applicant’s previous employers regarding any incidents of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, sexual harassment and child abuse which the applicant may have been found to have committed or about which an investigation was in progress when the applicant’s employment ended. By applying job applicants confirm they have no objection to Destiny Rescue Limited requesting the information specified above.


Please quote in application: Partnerships Manager (Adelaide – SA/NT) via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Advocacy, #Community_Services, #Corporate_Social_Responsibility, #Customer_Service, #Fundraising, #Grants_and_Philanthropy, #Sales_and_Business_Development
Sector: #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy, #Humanitarian, #Overseas_Aid_and_Development, #Religion_and_Religious_Groups, #Youth_and_Young_People

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