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Business Development and Partnerships Manager

Hope Street Youth and Family Services


Hope Street Youth and Family Services Ltd ("Hope Street") has over 40 years of experience delivering specialist services to young people and their families experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

We have a vision to live in a society where all young people and young families have a safe place to call home. If you would like to play a part in ending youth homelessness, join our team of passionate people making a difference in the lives of young people and young families.


Seeking an inspired and motivated Business Partnerships Professional looking to work in a purpose-driven NFP with an advocating and client-focused team.

Reporting to and working closely with the CEO, you will:

  • have a strategic focus to build and maintain existing partnerships.
  • identify and develop new partnerships and business opportunities that further the goals of Hope Street through local communities, governments, trusts and foundations, research opportunities and joint initiatives.

Some of your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Establish, nurture and coordinate business partnerships with philanthropic trusts and foundations.
  • Seek new partnerships with external agencies/organisations and collaborate with key stakeholders within local communities.
  • Secure funds and project manage new initiatives.
  • Strategically promote and position Hope Street within the wider community enhancing and harnessing opportunities for growth.
  • As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, you will contribute to the organisations strategic plan and assist with dynamic projects to enhance growth in a changing environment.

You will be available to work a 4-day week (30.4 hours) between the hours of 8 am – 6 pm.

Classification: SCHADS Award 2010, Level 7

Please refer to the Position Description attached for more information about the role or visit www.hopest.org.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a workforce that is passionate about achieving quality outcomes for young people.


You have:

  • A bachelor’s degree qualification in Business/Marketing/Communications/Fundraising or related field.
  • Experience in a similar role in a not-for-profit organisation and have an understanding of the external issues relevant to the role/organisation.
  • Highly developed conceptual, strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Outstanding leadership, management and communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build effective relationships and engage stakeholders at all levels including donors, community members, senior government officials, in a professional and social environment.
  • Flexibility to manage competing demands and timeframes.


  • A fast-paced role in a growing organisation where no two days are the same, dynamic projects and contribution to the organisation’s strategic direction.
  • The opportunity to work closely with a knowledgeable CEO who has a strong focus on delivering quality services and connections to community.
  • A quiet office-space in Brunswick Town Hall a historic building in the heart of Brunswick’s diverse community and urban cafes + Close proximity to all Public Transport or park on the street and walk 7-10 minutes.
  • NFP salary packaging up to $18,450 of your salary tax free

Hope Street encourages applications from qualified candidates from a diverse range of racial, social, cultural, gender and disability backgrounds that reflect our community.

Applications close on Monday 22nd November at midnight -  Don’t delay with your application!


If you have any enquiries about the role please contact Donna Bennett, CEO, 0412 674 694 (within Business Hours) for a confidential discussion or email careers@hopest.org, using the subject line: Business Development and Partnerships Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

If your experience looks a little different to what we have identified but you have relevant skills, please get in touch with us.

Additional Information

Please let us know if you require workplace modifications so that we can discuss your needs and the modifications that can be made to the recruitment process and the position.

At Hope Street we have an inclusive culture where our employees' unique contributions are celebrated. We strive to reflect our community and strongly encourage candidates from a diverse range of racial, social, cultural, gender and disability backgrounds. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

Hope Street is a child safe organisation and we are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children. To ensure the highest standards of protection for children, employment at Hope Street is subject to a range of screening requirements which includes satisfactory Police Checks (National and International) and a Working With Children Check.

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