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Partnerships & Engagement Coordinator

Transparency International Australia - Melbourne, VIC

Editorial & Writing
Source: uWorkin


About the role


Transparency International Australia (TI Australia), the Australian chapter of the world’s leading non-governmental anti-corruption movement, is seeking a full time Partnerships and Engagement Coordinator located in Melbourne, Australia. The role requires a highly skilled and well organised individual with demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining corporate and donor relationships, as well as developing communication and media material. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, with outstanding communication skills, able to work in a small team, and willing to take on a diverse range of responsibilities. Experience working in the not-for-profit sector would be advantageous.

The Role

The Partnerships and Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for providing support to the CEO in developing and maintaining corporate and donor relationships and strengthening the corporate membership base and fundraising of TI Australia.

The Partnerships and Engagement Coordinator will report to the CEO and will have no direct line reports but will be required to collaborate with other team members, and contracted service providers.

You will be a highly organised and self-motivated individual who has previous experience in developing corporate relationships and identifying sources of funding. You will have experience liaising with key donors, preparing concept notes, identifying and acting on communication opportunities, as well as engaging and working with the media. You will have strong communication and administration skills and demonstrated experience in maintaining constituent relationship management databases, WordPress websites and writing media releases and other communication products. Crucial to your success in this role will be your ability to show initiative and prioritise your workload.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to help in the fight against corruption; while directly contributing to TI Australia’s strategic development.

Key Duties

Working with the CEO and the TI Australia staff team the Partnerships and Engagement Coordinator will:

  • Research, identify, map and assess funding opportunities and prospects, including relevant upcoming calls for proposals both in Australia and globally;
  • Develop goals and action plans and events for strengthening and maintaining relationships with existing donors and corporate members
  • Cultivate new corporate membership and funding relationships;
  • Develop highly competitive grant concept notes and proposals;
  • Follow up on invoicing and membership renewals as required;
  • Develop content including blogs, opinion pieces and storytelling and manage and maintain the website and the Chapter’s presence in the media – including various social media platforms;
  • With the support of the CEO, engage with media and relevant publications including writing and distributing media releases, writing op eds and coordinating media interviews and coverage;
  • Advise and support staff in preparing and reviewing documentation and other material to be used for engagement with stakeholders and for events;
  • Maintain donor and corporate engagement databases/records with correspondence and communications using Office 365, Salesforce, and Xero as required;
  • Provide reports on media monitoring, corporate engagement and fundraising for Committee and Board meetings.

Key Competencies

Working with the CEO and the TI Australia staff team the Partnerships and Engagement Coordinator will:

  • Have relevant tertiary or professional qualifications in business development, communications, fundraising, administration, or other relevant fields;
  • Have five years of direct relevant work experience in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors;
  • Have good administrative, IT and organisation skills, including experience using Office 365 and Microsoft Excel, Salesforce and Xero (Preferable);
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including through correspondence, at events and meetings;
  • Experience in building partnerships and managing relationships with large institutional and foundation donors;
  • Proven experience with an in-depth understanding of donor funding procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Demonstrated experience in producing successful digital content for different platforms including website Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn;
  • Be a skilled communicator with a passion for distilling complex issues into easily understandable and accessible language to share with a broad ranging audience;
  • Demonstrated experience of engaging/working with the media;
  • Experience in WordPress or similar interface to manage the TI Australia website.

Personal characteristics

The Partnerships and Engagement Coordinator will demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Able to work collaboratively and flexibly;
  • Well organised and able to prioritise and meet deadlines;
  • Attention to detail and sense of pride and responsibility for your work;
  • Ability to problem-solve and work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Energy, drive, and focus, and the capacity to flourish when responding to competing demands;
  • Values others and respects difference; and
  • Committed to transparency and anti-corruption and motivated by the challenge and opportunity of making a positive difference by combatting corruption both in Australia and around the world.