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Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager

Organisation Name Youth Off The Streets
Location Sydney
Date Posted 2024-04-17
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1202623
  • Iconic organisation supporting and empowering young people at risk
  • Suits people with major donor, fundraising, or business development skills
  • Play a key role in facilitating the rollout of an exciting new 5-year strategy


About the Organisation

Youth Off The Streets (YOTS) works with children and young people, their families and communities to create safety, offer support and provide opportunities to build a positive future. Since being established more than 30 years ago YOTS has grown significantly, attracting ongoing government and public support.

YOTS employs 200 staff, supported by hundreds of volunteers, with an annual turnover of $30m including 70 cost centres. YOTS delivers a broad range of services including crisis accommodation, housing, independent high schools, alcohol and other drugs counselling, justice and cultural support, life skills, employment programs, and community engagement.

After the appointment of a new CEO last year, YOTS has developed an innovative five-year strategy, so this is a great time to join the team and influence future positive outcomes for young people.

Benefits & Culture
  • Work with an experienced NFP senior leadership team
  • Flexible working arrangements with hybrid WFH opportunities
  • Based at Alexandria Head Office location, close to public transport
The Role

In this role, you will lead the development and execution of YOTS’ Philanthropy & Partnerships strategy. Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, you'll be instrumental in building sustainable fundraising income and achieving strategic objectives. Your role involves cultivating relationships with philanthropic partner organisations, maximising revenue streams, and enhancing YOTS' reputation as a 'partner of choice'.

Additionally, you will;
  • Build effective and ongoing relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Drive acquisitions and reactivate campaigns for consumer and corporate sectors
  • Source and manage high net worth relationships including corporate partnerships, grants (government and private sector), and trusts and foundations
  • Manage research and analysis to understand partner organisations, including their goals, culture, and alignment with YOTS objectives
  • Lead and support skill development of the team to support the expansion of income streams

Skills Required

This role is suited to a hands-on senior fundraising professional who can create and implement partnership strategies. As a natural leader, you have experience engaging with senior stakeholders, inspiring your colleagues, and are proficient in cultivating relationships across government and private sectors. You are an excellent communicator with creative and innovative thinking along with strong business acumen gained from major gift and/or philanthropic fundraising, corporate partnerships, or a business development background.

If you're eager to contribute to the success of an exciting new strategy that supports and empowers young people in need, we encourage you to apply. Submit your cover letter addressing the required skills and your resume or contact Kelly Gentle on 02 8243 0570.

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.