Partnerships Specialist

We're looking for a talented Partnerships Specialist to help drive the growth of our new partnerships strategy.

Job Description

Plan International Australia’s Commitment and Mission
Plan International is a global not-for-profit, working to change the world so that all children can live happy and healthy lives, and so that girls in all their diversities can take their rightful place as equals.
At Plan International Australia, we celebrate diversity. We deeply believe all different opinions and experiences will enrich our team and represent our beneficiaries and partners across the globe. Our commitment to an inclusive workplace culture means we embrace working with all sectors of the community.
Be the change you want to see
For 85 years we’ve worked hand-in-hand with local communities, so babies can survive their first 1000 days, so children can learn in safe environments, so girls can strive for work outside the home, so young people can speak up for their rights. We know that girls are the most marginalised by poverty, and for too long have been held back from reaching their full potential. This is why we work with all children to solve poverty but especially girls. We have a long history, but our approach is new. We’re secular, and we view the children, families and local communities we work with as our partners and our equals.
Possibility. Opportunity. Equality. Partnership. Love. Humanity. This is what we stand for.
The Opportunity at Plan International Australia
The Partnerships & Influence (P&I) team exists to drive social change by positioning PIA with the people, partners and power holders who can catalyse significant change.

As the Partnerships Specialist, you will develop and maintain prospective corporate and business partners in key areas, and forge new partnerships that deliver income, brand and advocacy value. You will work closely with other partnerships held by the team, and support our strategic approach to partnership engagement. Your work will generate financial support for innovative development programs, drive brand awareness, and support advocacy efforts, all while contributing to big picture thinking on our role as a leading and trusted partner for girls’ equality. 

Please note this is a 12 month contract full time position with possibility of extension.

What you’ll do
  • Develop and maintain a pipeline of prospective corporate partnerships in key thematic areas of focus
  • Increase financial outcomes from our corporate engagement program
  • Work with Media, Comms and Campaign staff to develop and executive strategic partnerships activity
For a full description of your role, please refer to the Position Description as attached to the Role Advertisement on our Careers page:
What you’ll bring
  • Significant experience in a successful, values-aligned partnerships role, with a proven track record of securing high value partnerships
  • A commitment to gender equality and social impact; experience working within intersectional feminist spaces is a bonus
  • Demonstrated exceptional relationship management skills
  • Critical thinking within complex stakeholder environments, with open-mindedness in seeking ways to evolve gender equality, climate action, youth leadership and emergency responses through connections to non-traditional and traditional partnerships
Working at Plan international Australia
  • Salary of $85K - $92K
  • Purposeful work, joining an organisation that is passionate about what they do
  • Hybrid working culture and an office based in Melbourne CBD (Southbank) with flexibility for remote work
  • Salary packaging
  • Genuinely flexible leave and working arrangements, such as inclusive parental leave
  • Committees, events, team activities and network opportunities with a range of initiatives to get involved in
  • An Employee Assistance Program to support your mental and social wellbeing
How to apply
Email us with a copy of your updated CV and a cover letter clearly stating how your skills and experience meet each of the selection criteria as listed in the Position Description.

Include the title of the role in the subject line and email to [email protected]

Apply before 15 July 2022!
Our commitment to you…
If you are wondering whether this role is for you, however you believe in yourself and know you have what is needed to fulfil this role, please apply anyway.  At PIA we believe in looking for skills and abilities that new team members can bring and add to our culture. Even if you don’t wholly fit the criteria, we still want to hear from you!
Equal Opportunity Employer
Plan International is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to being a child-safe organisation. We are dedicated to working people from all sectors of the community, and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.
Please note: We make hiring decisions based on your skills, experience, and passion. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any adjustments you may need throughout your interview.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. As part of the screening process, candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory National police Check, sign our Safeguarding Children and Young People policy and code of conduct, and where necessary complete a Working with Children Check.
Join Plan International Australia and help create justice for children and equality for girls.