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POSITION: CBF Partnerships & Projects Manager (Melbourne)

Danny Chifley, 8th July 2019
  • 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 Community Broadcasting Foundation is looking for a Partnerships and Projects Manager.

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. Further details and application information are available here.

Alternatively, please call James Stewart on 03 8319 4090 for a further discussion.

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