Partnerships & Events Officer

Friday, 17 Nov 2023

Exciting opportunity to bring robust organisational & event coordination skills and a passion for making things happen to a values-driven organisation!

  • Support busy people & teams so they can do what they do best
  • Use your skills in a for-purpose organisation working to create social impact
  • Permanent, Full time | Sydney-based

Who we are 
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a not-for-profit organisation that works with partners to alleviate disadvantage – 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 Partnerships team 

The Partnerships team is responsible for all elements of philanthropic fundraising at SVA and the management of select strategic partnerships. Specifically, the team works to raise income for programs and initiatives across SVA, as well as discretionary income for programs and initiatives across SVA, as well as discretionary income to support the work of SVA.

The team has a presence in Sydney and Melbourne, and works in close collaboration with the Programs team, Marketing and Communications team and other staff across SVA.

The position
As the Partnerships & Events Officer, you will use your robust administration and interpersonal skills to enhance team effectiveness and ensure all operations run smoothly.

You will support the team with key activities including organising in-person and online events, coordinating donor administration activities, and providing key information and tailored support to the Director and the wider team for major or complex project, scheduling and administrative items.

You will assist with the development of collateral e.g., presentations and proposals to showcase and promote SVA’s work to current and prospective funders and other stakeholders as well as use data derived from SVA’s CRM, Salesforce, to help the team and the wider organisation understand where we should focus our efforts to maximise our ability to create social impact.

Your benefits

  • Work in a business awarded Best CSR Innovation 2023 by the Australian Financial Review (AFR) Boss
  • 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
  • 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 proven experience supporting teams (ideally in a fundraising environment), including members of senior management, with complex administrative duties, with demonstrable success in prioritising tasks where there are multiple and conflicting demands.

You will have prior exposure to coordination of events, preferably both in-person and online, understanding the end-to-end process for delivering the best client experience.

You will bring applied knowledge of Salesforce and Campaign Monitor, or other database, event management or email campaign software, with a developing ability to extract, analyse and interpret information to build an understanding of your client-base and support your team in understanding the most effective ways to reach your desired audience.

You will have demonstrated experience using the MS Office suite, with prior exposure to Canva an advantage.

Your sound stakeholder relationship management skills will contribute towards building and stewarding strong relationships across SVA’s entire supporter base. Overall, you will be known for your responsive, proactive, positive, ‘can do’ attitude and your hands-on approach!
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.
SVA has a COVID-safe plan in place to protect the health and safety of our people, visitors and the wider community. We work with various sectors of the community, including vulnerable individuals and others in our workplaces. We believe that being vaccinated to protect against infectious diseases such as COVID19 is an important part of supporting our community. Hence, consistent with our current Vaccination Policy, all successful candidates must be up to date with their COVID19 vaccination or have a valid medical exemption and provide evidence of this.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, don’t hesitate to apply today! Please submit your CV (max 3 pages) and a statement (max 1 page) addressing the person requirements by midnight 17 November 2023.

Please note we may consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity. To find out more about SVA, submit your application and view the position description for this role, please go to