Trusts & Foundations Relationship Manager

Sunday, 15 Oct 2023

As a Relationship Manager you will consistently achieve financial and non-financial targets by working with and supporting the Trusts and Foundations Manager to build and maintain strong relationships with trusts and foundations of all sizes and secure a pipeline of income from single and multi-year grants. You will also be responsible for;

  • Qualifying leads, cultivating and managing relationships with grant making entities.
  • Researching, developing, writing, and submitting grant proposals.
  • Supporting the processes required for grant acquittals. 
  • Applying your exceptional relationship management skills at the highest level – cultivating referrals from and networks of the Board, Executive Leadership Team, and other key internal and external influencers.
  • Using your existing network and connections, alongside existing key connections held by World Vision.
  • Effectively collaborating with internal stakeholders, including with World Vision’s Australia First Nations and International Programs teams.

Who we’re looking for 

As the successful applicant, you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience in business development and relationship management.

You will have:

  • Strong capacity to work independently and to critical deadlines.
  • Experience in managing or securing funds from structured giving entities.
  • Proven fundraising and/or business development experience and the ability to achieve income targets.
  • Working experience within the not for profit / for purpose sector. 
  • Demonstrated networks and key relationships within the trusts and foundation sector. 
  • Strong Project management skills.
  • Knowledge of international development sector.

The selection process 

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support, and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries. World Vision Australia participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Process within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. 

Why World Vision

World Vision is a global community, working together for the one purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference in the lives of children and communities, address climate change, and support Australia First Nations. We are part of an international team, using our talent, determination, and influence to invest in a better tomorrow. As a global Christian humanitarian organisation, we provide short-term and long-term assistance and have impacted the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children and people worldwide. With approximately 37,000 staff members working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes for almost 7 decades.

When it comes to our people, as an organisation we embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds.

We offer great benefits such as salary packaging, flexible working arrangements, free on-site parking and an onsite café for our employees.

For more information on World Vision and the work we do, please visit our website:  

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