Corporate Partnerships Manager

Hours: Full time, 38 hours per week

Location: Fitzroy

Applications close: Friday 8 February 2019 at 5pm 

An exciting opportunity exists to join an organisation where you make a real difference and be part of an exciting environment of change and continued growth.

Summary of program and its objectives

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty. For almost 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

We are passionate about the work we do.

We strive to create lasting change for a more compassionate and just society - a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.

Main responsibilities of the role

The Corporate Partnerships Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing the engagement and financial goals of the corporate partners program for the Brotherhood, under the broad direction of the Senior Manager, Fundraising.

This position is responsible for development of the corporate partnerships strategy and framework, and then ongoing implementation, monitoring and improvement of the corporate partners program to realise the Brotherhood’s engagement and financial targets. In doing so, this position will also ensure a coordinated approach to corporate partnership engagement, development and outcomes across the Brotherhood.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • demonstrated experience in a corporate partnership manager role, with proven success in engaging and developing corporate partnerships to develop resources and generate income, while upholding organisational values
  • proficiency in end-to-end best practice approaches to partner lifecycle management
  • well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build effective relationships, liaise with a broad range of people across all levels, both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • demonstrated ability to bring together different stakeholders for mutually beneficial outcomes
  • well-developed written communication skills, with the ability to write professional correspondence, compelling proposals and impactful reports
  • demonstrated analytical and negotiation skills to identify and resolve problems and make appropriate recommendations
  • strong commercial acumen and financial literacy
  • proven ability to develop and deliver presentations to a wide range of audiences and using various platforms
  • proven ability to work within a changing and dynamic environment
  • sound knowledge of relevant legislation and policies, including a commitment to continual improvement
  • demonstrated knowledge and competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • proven ability to thrive in a changing environment, with the desire and experience to contribute to driving change and continued growth
  • understanding of, and empathy with, the values and ideals of the Brotherhood


  • proven experience in corporate partnerships management in a not-for-profit environment
  • demonstrated experience in using recognised donor software management systems such as thankQ

This is a full-time position working 38 hours per week, Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

For further information about the role please view the Corporate Partnerships Manager position description (PDF, 273kb) or phone Sonia Bijelic on 0418 362 465

To apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire »

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications Close: Friday, 8 February 2019 at 5pm

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.

Application process

In making an application for a position at the Brotherhood all applicants must:

  • read the position description
  • provide a brief cover letter
  • complete the application process as specified in the vacancy. Failure to complete the application process as specified in the vacancy may result in rejection of your application.
  • provide a current resume outlining your work history, details of any relevant qualifications and licences and two referees, either current or most recent Manager.
  • recommended applicants will be required to undertake Psychometric testing. Further assessments may include skills testing and presentations.

Applicants not shortlisted for interview will be contacted as soon as practicably possible. 

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Police and Working With Children Checks

The Brotherhood works with children, youth and vulnerable people and requires all staff to undertake a Police Check and, where applicable, a Working with Children check, prior to commencement. A person's criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from working or volunteering at the Brotherhood. Police Checks are administered and paid for by the Brotherhood. 

Read the Brotherhood’s privacy policy.

Please note:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • For more information or assistance with your application, please contact the Human Resources Team on (03) 9483 2444 or email: recruitment(at) 
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like some more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application please contact our recruitment team at recruitment(at) or visit Jobs at the Brotherhood on our website.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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