Partnerships Officer

Organisation Name Neuroscience Research Australia
Location Sydney
Date Posted 2019-05-06
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 66715-5
  • World class institute preventing and curing brain and nervous system disease
  • Write proposals and develop partnerships with corporates, trusts & foundations
  • Bring your corporate sector or fundraising experience to this 4 days/week role


The Organisation
Neuroscience Research Institute (NeuRA) are a renowned medical research institute striving to prevent and cure brain and nervous system disease affecting millions of Australians. Through leadership, excellence and innovation in scientific research in their world class Sydney research facilities their contribution to improving global health outcomes continues to develop. Their work being underpinned by a diverse and innovative fundraising program.

The Role
Working closely with NeuRA’s Foundation Director and senior researchers, you will coordinate all aspects of building relationships and applying for funding from trusts, foundations and corporate partners.
You will identify prospects and with an understanding of funding priorities prepare proposals that align with the values and goals of the relevant funding bodies and NeuRA’s research projects.
You will build a pipeline of funding opportunities and work with the Foundation Director to nurture relationships with trusts and foundations and corporates in order to build these income streams.

Skills Required
This role would suit a business development professional looking to use their skills in a cause related environment. Your experience may come from the corporate sector or a corporate partnerships or trusts and foundations fundraising role in a not-for-profit organization. You will possess business development experience and be competent at writing compelling business proposals. You will be looking for a part-time, four days per week position.
Your key skills and experience will include:
  • Strong prospect research skills,
  • Be intuitive, with an ability to identify opportunities
  • An ability to confidently engage stakeholders through the business development cycle
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly business writing ability with good attention to detail
  • Highly organised, mindful of processes and an ability to plan and meet deadlines

Play an important role in building relationships that sustain and grow NeuRA’s vital research projects that are preventing and curing brain and nervous system disease affecting millions of Australians. To apply please submit your resume and covering letter addressing the skills required, quoting job #66715. Alternatively call Richard Green or Amelia de Mota on 02 8243 0570 to discuss your interest.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.