Partnerships & Projects Manager

Organisation Name Community Broadcasting Foundation
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2019-08-05
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 134491
  • Help create an engaged, cohesive Australia through strong community media
  • Secure, steward and strengthen philanthropic and corporate partnerships
  • Candidates with a monitoring and evaluation background encouraged to apply


The Organisation
The Community Broadcasting Foundation is a champion of community media - Australia’s largest independent media sector, a key pillar in the media landscape and a strong contributor to our cultural fabric. Each year more than $17 million in funding is distributed to community broadcasting organisations, radio and television stations and program makers.  
The community media sector reaches 6 million Australian listeners and viewers every week. From major cities to remote communities, Community Broadcasting Foundation grants inspire people to create, support and listen to local, independent media.

Benefits & Culture
  • Competitive salary plus 15.4% super and salary packaging
  • Flexible, family-friendly and collaborative work environment
  • Additional annual leave over the festive break
  • Parkville location close to parklands and easy access to public transport
  • Opportunity to shape this exciting and diverse new role

The Role
Reporting to the CEO, you will be implementing recent recommendations developed with the assistance of one of Australia’s leading philanthropy specialists.  You will lead the development of funding partnerships to support bold initiatives in the community broadcasting sector that deliver positive social impact across the country.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Implementing strategies to develop ongoing funding relationships with major donors, charitable trusts, foundations and corporations
  • Monitoring funded projects
  • Coordinating and managing the external independent evaluation program
  • Analysing sector research, broader media trends, and grants data to refine programs and articulate cases for external support
  • Connecting donors to the vital work of community media development and subsequent social impact

Skills Required
You are either a fundraising professional or a monitoring and evaluation specialist, with a track record of raising program funding.  You understand current fundraising trends, techniques and challenges and have highly developed communication and influencing skills.
You can also demonstrate ability in:
  • Assessing efficiencies and effectiveness of funding programs
  • Working collaboratively within a team and independently on major tasks
  • Strategic and analytical thinking
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Independently identifying new ideas, opportunities and solutions

Lead the development of funding partnerships to support bold initiatives in the community broadcasting sector that deliver positive social impact. Apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter addressing the skills required. Alternatively, please call James Stewart on 03 8319 4090 for a further discussion.

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