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Corporate and Community Partnerships Specialist

Organisation Name Lifeline
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2023-08-03
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1107388
  • Empower Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope
  • Newly created role driving revenue via increased event participation
  • Would suit Melbourne based candidates from sponsorship, fundraising or events


The Organisation
Lifeline is Australia's leading suicide prevention service. Lifeline has been providing access to crisis support and suicide prevention services for more than 55 years.  Every year, over 1 million Australians reach out to Lifeline for support, that equates to one call every 30 seconds. 

Lifeline Direct works as a collaboration of local Lifeline centres sharing support services and enabling them to work together in areas that were not previously possible. A subsidiary of Lifeline Australia, the centres deliver the suite of Lifeline's services across six geographical regions in both NSW and Victoria.

Benefits & Culture
  • Attractive salary package
  • Iconic and trusted brand
  • Significant opportunities to increase event and partnership income
  • Transformative time with the introduction of this full-time role
The Role
Working with head office and local teams, you will oversee signature fundraising events raising sponsorship, and community and corporate partnerships. You will support and grow the public interface, community relations and seek out and manage fundraising and partnership opportunities. You will also act as a key ambassador for service delivery within the Northern and Western regions of Melbourne.
Duties will include,
  • Developing and managing partner and supporter relationships
  • Leveraging and maximizing donor opportunities
  • Expanding profile and networks to maintain relationships and knowledge of service offerings
  • Maintaining records, assist in analysis of data and trend reporting to inform business initiatives and strategy

Skills Required

Ideally you will have worked in a sponsorship, partnership, fundraising and or events for other charities or not-for-profits, or in a corporate environment. You’re a highly motivated individual who takes the initiative to identify and seize opportunities. You will understand the importance of partnerships and securing sponsorships and donations and not be afraid to ask for a commitment.

If you’re an experienced corporate, event or partnerships fundraiser looking to take the next step in your career whilst working alongside a strong and supportive leadership team, please include a cover letter responding to the skills required above and a CV and click apply to submit your application. Alternatively, please call Jill Van Der Ross on 03 8080 8978 to discuss further. 

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.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

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