Church & Community Relationship Specialist Job at World Vision Australia – New South Wales

The position

Develop and facilitate a more intentional and co-ordinated approach to WVA’s supporter engagement, while ensuring Australian Churches play their part in helping vulnerable children. The role principally pursues opportunities with churches working in collaboration to develop strategic account plans and to coordinate actions with other members of the organisation.

This role will be a fast-paced, relational role that requires you to successfully identify, manage and lead key stakeholders (internally and externally), and influencers. You will work closely with a highly dedicated and passionate Church, School and Youth team and the role will require regular liaison with partners and have an ability to assess opportunities and balance priorities in a complex environment with significant concurrent opportunities and big potential.

Your areas of responsibility:
Acquire and build, over a period of 2-3 years, a mature portfolio of Church Partnerships based in the state who support WVA offerings, including Child Sponsorship, Disaster and Christmas Relief and other ad hoc campaigns and activities

Developing pipeline and fundraising strategies for Chosen, 40HR famine, Emergencies, and other WV programs

Grow WVA’s presence and reputation across NSW

Achieve financial and non-financial targets on time and budget in accordance with established KPI’s.

Actively engage Churches and prospects to offer opportunities to achieve impact through Church Partnerships

Develop and implement an engagement strategy for each Church partner using moves management methodologies, including an engagement plan that meets both their needs and those of WVA

Ensure effective integration of the strategy recommendations throughout the organisation, with implementation projects leveraging Private Funding, Marketing and Strategy departments

Willing to work with communities beyond the Church to engage and support the wider Church, Youth & School strategy

Who we’re looking for

As the successful applicant, you will have strong people relationship and influencing skills, patience, and perseverance to bring partners and stakeholders on-board and motivate them to be active participants.

You will have:
Experience working in the not for profit or church sector

Experience with working within, or in partnership with the educational sector

Experience in implementing a strategic vision and developing pipeline for fundraising key programs

At least five years of experience in fundraising, with demonstrated success in engaging with Church partners for fundraising in not-for-profit organization

Strong understanding of church movements in Australia and around the world

Ideally qualifications from formal Bible college study

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Exceptional networking and entrepreneurial ability

Business development and relationship management experience

Demonstrated ability in key stakeholder engagement

Working for World Vision means you are making the world better

It’s not every day that a job comes along that lets you change the world. Working for World Vision means looking forward to turning up at work because you know you’re about to do something meaningful. It means working with 35,000 staff and 3.3 million supporters in 100 countries who will stop at nothing to help children live better lives. Join a team that is bold and courageous, and where job satisfaction goes beyond financial reward.

The selection process

For your information, the interviews may start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

We embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe for children. Our stringent recruitment procedures make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo all required pre-employment checks which is inclusive of a criminal record check. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support, and training in their work with vulnerable children and their families. World Vision Australia participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Process within the Humanitarian and Development Sector.

The role requirements of this position require the successful candidate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Who we are

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Australians to create meaningful change for children through relief, development and advocacy work.

We offer great benefits such as salary packaging and flexible working arrangements.

For more information on World Vision and the work we do, please visit our website: https://www.worldvision.com.au/about-us

Advertised: 01 Feb 2023 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

About the Company

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Company Location:  New South Wales

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