Job Vacancies

Partnerships Manager

November 20th, 2017

About Us:
Skilling Australia Foundation (SAF) believes that all young Australians have the right to have access to the education and skills training they need for the career of their choice.

The Foundation provides job readiness programs, and matches young people with real employment opportunities, providing ongoing dedicated mentors, and educating employers on the need to develop skills. At SAF, we are proud to also offer grants and merit based scholarships to assist with cost associated with tuition fee and study trips.

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training has engaged the Skilling Australia Foundation to assist local stakeholders to work together to implement P-TECH learning programs at all 14 P-TECH pilot sites.

About IWSI:
The IWSI group of companies first commenced operations in 1982 through WPC Group. Today the companies within the group are recognised as a leading provider of Apprenticeships, Skills and Education to Community, Business and Government. The group is committed to the development of people through skilled careers. As a group, we pride ourselves on customer service excellence and innovation. The group supports the Skilling Australia Foundation as a key partner.

About the Position:
Working directly with a dynamic CEO and across the various groups and initiatives, the Partnership Manager will be responsible for introducing new opportunities through grants, tenders and building relationships. The Partnership Manager is also responsible for managing a team of 2 administrators and coordinators. The role will need to design programs, and seek out and secure new funders to support the Foundation's evolving needs and thereby securing its future.

You responsibilities:
Write and submit grant applications to attract and retain support from small and large donors
Strategically research corporate and individual funding and relationship opportunities and turn these into financial or in kind support
Personally coordinate and take accountability for successful larger tenders and funding
Supervise the SAF team to support successful smaller tenders and ensure targets are met
Establish new events for engaging with major donors - this will require some travelling interstate on an ad-hoc basis)

Set new strategies to attract and retain new donors
Manage a small team of 2 (Programs Advisor and a Senior Administrative Coordinator)
Ensure SAF Programs are designed properly and run effectively.
Ensure SAF communications to funders and key external stakeholders are properly managed
Manage, maintain, improve and document processes and systems for identifying, researching, and cultivating strong relationships with prospective and existing trust foundations
Manage the grant submission process including liaising with key staff, overseeing submission preparation and submission follow up
Manage all tender timelines including the timely production and submission of reports
Provide excellent customer service to grant donors
Manage financial budgets in line with expectations of income and expenditure
Work closely with the Foundations Community Employment Partners WPC Group Ltd and Shake a leg Indigenous Employment

About You:
Previous experience in fundraising for a foundation
Highly developed verbal and written communication skills including collating external information and writing from scratch
Have at least 5 years' experience writing successful grants with proven ability to respond to specific criterion
Experience in managing a team and getting maximum value from other resources such as partners, IWSI IT, design and marketing people.
Sound relationship management skills, negotiation & interpersonal skills
Extensive experience working with external stakeholders and follow through on meeting outcomes
Self-motivated with the initiative and drive to work autonomously
Results focused, a self-starter and have the ability to complete work with minimal supervision
Ability to work well under pressure
Travel interstate on an ad-hoc basis

Benefits and Culture:
Attractive salary package
Opportunities for further development and training
Located close to public transport, shops and restaurants
Join an organisation that creates change through innovation and leadership
Be part of a great collaborative, supportive and experienced team
Close to CBD
Non for profit organisation
Please note: Our recruitment process will include police check and working with children check.

If you believe that you have the necessary skills and would like to be a part of our growing organisation, we would love to hear from you!

Application Deadline 24 December 2017 

Please email your CV to Internal Program Resource Manager, Kristina Thomas,

More information

Melbourne, VIC

Skilling Australia Foundation