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Head of Engagement and Corporate Partnerships

Organisation : Social Ventures Australia

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Children, Education & Employment, Families, Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy, Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Social Ventures Australia

About the role

Who we are

Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a not-for-profit organisation that works with partners to alleviate disadvantage and 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.

The Fundraising and Partnerships team

The SVA Fundraising and Partnerships team is working on a transformational strategy to increase fundraising income, so that SVA can continue to deliver impact at scale for the people and communities of Australia. Consequently, we have a Fundraising and Partnerships team that likewise strives to be innovative and inspirational in its approach to fundraising.
SVA Fundraising and Partnerships targets major and significant gifts from trusts and foundations, individuals/families and corporations.
The position
The Head of Engagement and Corporate Partnerships is a key role within the Fundraising and Partnerships team. It is responsible for securing revenue through partnerships with the corporate sector and for the strategic development and oversight of an ambitious program of hybrid events. This role will bring the work of SVA to life and create a unique experience for current and prospective SVA supporters, significantly contributing to retaining and building revenue that supports the work of SVA.
The position operates in three key areas:

  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Engagement, and
  • General Management

Your benefits

  • Work in a business awarded Best Workplace 2021 from Voice Project with 81% employee engagement and satisfaction.
  • Join an organisation awarded Change Champion 2021 for recognising and actioning our employees’ insights to improve experience and business performance
  • Be part of the SVA team known for living by our values to put people at the centre and be open and ready to learn
  • We don’t believe that “one size fits all” so we offer flexibility and a hybrid work model that is specific to your team and recognises that work is only one of our priorities.
  • Join a business with a focus on your wellbeing and development with an additional week’s annual leave after working with SVA for two continuous years.


Who you are

You will:

  • Bring well established networks, wide industry experience and highly developed negotiation skills
  • Have strong current knowledge of sponsorship best practice, specifically in relation to developing integrated and strategic partnerships that deliver revenue
  • Demonstrate experience in an end-to-end sponsorship and/or fundraising role with a proven track record in achieving sponsorship/fundraising targets.
  • Be proud of your record of managing successful and innovative fundraising programs at a cultural, academic, or not-for-profit organisation
  • Have the passion and commitment in working to further SVA’s purpose to contribute to an Australia where all people and communities thrive
  • Bring experience managing relationships, influencing, and negotiating with senior stakeholders including C-suite, high-net wealth individuals and social sector leaders
  • Be known for your very strong communication and negotiation skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to successfully engage with internal and external stakeholders at all levels

SVA values diversity and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. We value people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome unique contributions and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in.
The position description is available on the SVA website.

We recommend that you review the position description before applying for the role.

If you have the experience and knowledge we are looking for and are excited to join our team, please submit your CV (max 2 pages) and a statement (max 1 page) addressing the person requirements by midnight AEST Sunday 22 May 2022

Please note we may consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity.

How to apply


Please quote in application: Head of Engagement and Corporate Partnerships via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Fundraising, #Grants_and_Philanthropy
Sector: #Children, #Education_and_Employment, #Families, #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy, #Homelessness_and_Affordable_Housing


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