Senior Partnerships Manager

Monday, 2 Oct 2023

UNICEF is the world’s largest children’s charity working to protect vulnerable children, globally and here in Australia. Run entirely on voluntary donations, we work to improve the lives of every vulnerable child, no matter who they are or where they live. Every day our teams are on the ground in 190 countries working with local partners to deliver lifesaving help and create lasting change. From vaccinating children in war zones to providing early childhood education access in Indigenous communities, donations help us to protect every child, no matter what.

We are offering a full time 12 month contract position, working in a flexible environment, built around the diversity of our team and their needs. A competitive salary commensurate with the not for profit sector is offered together with a broad range of wellbeing benefits.

What we are looking for

UNICEF Australia is in search of a strategic, innovative and ambitious Senior Partnerships Manager, to join our high performing Philanthropy team. Reporting to the Head of Philanthropy and overseeing a team of two, you will lead the Philanthropy NSW team’s processes around the identification of new prospects, the nurturing and retention of current donors and by doing so refine the solicitation activities and donor recognition.

Your day will include

  • Managing relationships with a large number of major donors, trusts, and foundations in New South Wales
  • Collaborating closely with the International and Australian programs team to understand their strategies and programs to enable yourself to take these to prospects and donors and work to secure income for them
  • Building relationships with key industry partners in NSW
  • Leading the relationship within the Fundraising and Communications team and UNICEF Australia with positivity and effective leadership, integrating Philanthropy within the wider fundraising program to achieve collective impact
  • Supporting the team to continue to achieve impact for the children and families that UNICEF supports

We would like you to have the following skills and experience

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification or other relevant area of study, with a specific interest in International Development
  • A minimum 5 years’ experience in a Philanthropy/Major Donor/Trusts and Foundations/Fundraising Senior Management role, with ideally 2+ years’ experience as a people manager
  • An enthusiastic and energetic relationship builder
  • A strong track record in high value relationship management to achieve income targets
  • Experience in managing multiple partnerships simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to be agile and adapt quickly to changing priorities in response to emergencies
  • A passionate team player with a belief in the purpose of UNICEF to reach most vulnerable and empower them not just to survive but to thrive

What will it feel like to work at UNICEF Australia

  • An environment and culture built on the importance of teamwork, collaboration and shared purpose
  • Sector leading salary packaging and a competitive salary commensurate with the NFP sector
  • A flexible work environment with balance between home and office work, which puts the wellbeing of our staff at the centre of our decision making
  • A positive and values-driven work culture which celebrates our achievements and recognises our teams
  • A wellbeing package which includes such things as access to meditation, yoga, EAP and Birthday leave
  • Commitment to our child-first philosophy with generous paid parental leave and offering
  • The opportunity to support a global impactful cause and make a difference for every child

How To Apply

To apply for this fantastic opportunity please click here and submit the following documents in PDF format:

  • Your Cover Letter, outlining your relevant experience and highlighting a summary of your strengths
  • Your CV

For further information on this position, please be in touch with our People & Culture Team: [email protected].

Applications for this position close Monday 2nd October 2023.

All applicants are required to be legally entitled to work in Australia. UNICEF Australia has a zero-tolerance approach to abuse and exploitation and adheres to strict safeguarding principles. All successful candidates will be required to undergo rigorous background checks (including National Police Check and Working with Children Check) and sign and abide by our Code of Conduct on Child Safeguarding & Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

UNICEF Australia is committed to ensure all our People, from any background, feel heard, considered, and able to contribute to their full potential. We are striving to build a truly inclusive workplace, one that our team feel they can bring their best self to work and is reflective of the wider community that we serve.