Philanthropy & Partnerships Specialist

Friday, 19 Jul 2024

Do you have a talent for building strong relationships and communicating impact alongside a passion for women’s rights?

ActionAid Australia is looking for someone with a “make it happen” attitude to help grow our philanthropy program and inspire and engage new and existing corporate partners and donors to drive impact for the women we work with.

We’re looking for a dynamic professional with experience in charity/corporate partnerships or business development to join our team. If you believe that investing in women’s leadership can transform the world for good, we’d love to hear from you.

Position details:

Type: Full Time

Salary: $85,000+ plus superannuation, FBT, salary packaging and flexible working

The organisation:

ActionAid Australia (AAA) is a global women’s rights organisation that empowers women on the frontlines of injustice to mobilise and transform their communities.

ActionAid works in more than 70 countries. ActionAid Australia’s Sydney offices are based in Pitt St, CBD, a short walk from Martin Place.

The role:

The Philanthropy & Partnerships Specialist is a key role in the Philanthropy & Partnerships team and reports to the Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager. The role is responsible for securing and managing corporate partnerships and a portfolio of major donor relationships to ensure the continued growth of AAA’s high value fundraising program.

This role will manage the whole partnership process, from identifying and classifying prospective corporate partners, working closely with the program and fundraising teams to create and deliver compelling pitches, concept notes and grant applications, as well as deliver excellent donor stewardship, including producing engaging project reports and donor communications. Telling our story of impact is an important part of the job.

As the ideal candidate for the role, you have:

  • A commitment to ActionAid’s mission and values, including advancing women’s rights
  • Demonstrated experience of securing partnerships
  • At least five years relevant experience including working in business development or relationship management roles
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining strategic partnerships and donor/client relationships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including ability to pitch with confidence and write compelling proposals and donor reports
  • Proactive problem solver who is entrepreneurial, ambitious and target driven and able to create innovative partnership opportunities
  • Self-driven with the ability to work co-operatively and flexibly with others, both within and outside the organisation, demonstrating an understanding of effective team working and partnerships
  • Experience of successfully building corporate relationships, working with senior stakeholders
  • Excellent external networking, relationship building and influencing skills


  • A supportive and collaborative working environment
  • Flexible start/finish times to suit your lifestyle
  • Competitive remuneration and generous fringe benefit scheme
  • Xmas shutdown leave
  • 10 days personal leave per year plus 2 days mental health leave
  • 12 months parental/adoption leave, including 16 weeks paid
  • Additional leave entitlements incl. study and domestic violence leave 
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Child friendly office environment

Please find the full position description here.

To apply:

If you thrive in a dynamic environment where you can make a difference and be part of the organisation’s success, please email your application to [email protected], attaching a copy of your resume and a cover letter highlighting how you meet the above selection criteria. Learn more here.

Applications close on 19th July 2024.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer, and is always actively looking for applicants from a diverse range of genders, cultures, language groups, abilities, and experiences to apply. To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa or be eligible to apply for one.