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Business Development and Events Lead - Sport for Development - Flexible Location

ChildFund Australia
  • Want to have a social impact in the work that you do?
  • Want to work within a large sporting event such as The Rugby Cup for Women?
  • Can be based in Australia or New Zealand, with time spent in Sydney and Auckland.

Organisational context

ChildFund’s Sport for Development programs provide children with opportunities to play, learn and grow. Using integrated sport and life skills learning, young people from vulnerable communities are equipped to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change and take active leadership roles within their communities. Participants also develop critical social and emotional skills which help them to achieve personal goals, build empathy, manage emotions, develop positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

ChildFund is recognised as a Pioneer Organisation within the International Safeguards for Children in Sport, which ensure that children are physically and emotionally safe across sport. Work is undertaken with sports partners around the globe to ensure that the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in sport is a priority.


The Sport for Development (S4D) Business Development and Events Lead is responsible for: (i) maximising the impact of rights and benefits for a partnership for Rugby World Cup 2021, playing in 2022 in New Zealand; (ii) securing additional event partnerships; (iii) growing the breadth and depth of corporate partnerships and; (iv) growing community and peer to peer fundraising. You will contribute to the S4D Leadership Team.

Do you have?

  • Substantial experience in one of the fields of fundraising, communication, public relations, media or corporate engagement;
  • Proven experience in delivering major sport event-related projects within agreed timelines;
  • Demonstrated experience in business development and new business acquisition with a track record in achieving revenue targets;
  • A proven track record in partner engagement and internal communication;
  • Strong project management skills with an attention to detail;
  • Proven experience in managing project budgets and risk management;

Are you?

  • A natural networker with strong interpersonal skills and a professional approach to build and maintain relationships;
  • A multi-tasker with an ability and willingness to be hands on across multiple disciplines.

If this sounds like you, please view the full position description attached and apply now!

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