NGO Recruitment’s NFP Hiring insights and salary snapshot 2022

Partnership Manager

Organisation Name The Front Project
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2023-03-09
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 991209
  • Dedicated to Australian children thriving in education and throughout life
  • Senior role developing relationships across evidence-based programs
  • Suits relationship manager or fundraising professional looking for a career move


The Organisation

The Front Project is a social enterprise that has been designed to improve the access and quality of early education for all children especially those experiencing vulnerability.  Crucially, The Front Project recognise the impact early childhood teachers and educators have on the children they teach.
The Upskill Workforce Program and Online Community initiative enables early childhood educators to shape a better future for Australian children; enhancing workforce quality ensures Australian children thrive in school and throughout life.

Benefits & Culture
  • Work with creative colleagues who are committed to impact in the early childhood sector
  • Hybrid role, WFH/ contemporary shared office environment in the CBD
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Progressive leadership team and high staff engagement levels
  • Values driven with social impact vision
The Role
Reporting to the Head of Workforce Initiatives, this senior position is responsible for increasing the number of partner organisations and participants enrolled and engaged with the Front Project’s suite of evidence based programs.
Responsibilities include-
  • Develop and implement a strategic business development plan to scale delivery of the Upskill program and the Online Community, meeting sector needs
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders and prospective clients including government, early education care providers, universities and students
  • Contribute to operations and program planning in collaboration with the Senior Program Manager
  • Develop opportunities to extend the business model in collaboration with the Senior Program Manager, Lead, Workforce Initiatives and CEO.

Skills Required

You are a seasoned client centred relationship manager or fundraising professional, a strategic thinker with an ability to work collaboratively. Your creativity and commercial acumen will support your ability to develop and retain partnerships and your passion for education equity motivates you towards success. You are a team orientated person who can work independently with a focus on quality outcomes and impact.
Your adaptable style will enable you to feel comfortable working in a fast paced, relational, high impact environment.
You can demonstrate an ability to:-
  • Develop meaningful continuing relationships with new and prospective clients
  • Work with minimal supervision and be self-motivated
  • Identify, research and recommend new clients in accordance with strategic plans
  • Work with government at all levels from tender applications to proposals, including writing for different governmental audiences
  • Report on projected growth and planning to leadership and key stakeholders
A foundation knowledge of early childhood education would be advantageous but not essential. You thirst for continued learning will enable you to get up to speed quickly and effectively.

If you want to drive better outcomes for children using your business development skills or early childhood education knowledge, then please apply by submitting your cover letter responding to the skills required above and resume. Alternatively contact Anna Skeels in Melbourne on 03 8080 8976.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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