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Partnership Manager - Major Gifts - Melbourne

Destiny Rescue

Destiny Rescue is seeking a Partnerships Manager in Melbourne, Vic to raise funds to rescue children who have been sold into sexual slavery. This newly created fundraising role will see you building partnerships across church & corporate in Victoria and Tasmania.

About the role

Reporting to the Executive Manager Partnerships, this exciting role in Melbourne will grow Destiny Rescue’s fundraising efforts in Melbourne and across VIC/TAS. 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 to large groups, in boardrooms, churches and in a one on one situation. The position will be based in Melbourne, with a focus on engaging corporates, churches and major donors 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 VIC/TAS.
  • Develop and implement strategies for growing Destiny Rescue’s profile and fundraising opportunities in conjunction with the Executive Manager Partnerships across VIC/TAS .
  • 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 VIC/TAS.
  • 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 Melbourne and VIC/TAS. 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 Melbourne and VIC/TAS, 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

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

For all enquiries please contact:

Sharyn Longhurst
Destiny Rescue Australia
P: 1300 738 761

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