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Church Partnership Manager

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Work type: Permanent
Location: Australia Wide
Categories: Sales & Fundraising

The primary purpose of the role is to develop and facilitate a more intentional and co-ordinated approach to WVA’s supporter engagement, while ensuring Australian Churches and Faith Communities play their part in helping vulnerable children.

This is an outstanding role. You will build and nurture long term mutual partnerships with Church communities to support the work of World Vision with sponsoring children and alleviating poverty. You will take ownership of our church engagement strategy and build a team structure to facilitate long term engagement with churches throughout Australia.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Maintain a strategic overview both internally and externally and provide insight to WVA leadership and business teams on the interests and priorities of churches.
  • Acquire and build a mature portfolio of church partnerships across Australia.
  • Ensure you and your team meet reoccurring revenue and one-off revenue targets.
  • Cultivate relationships with churches that support World Vision offerings, including Child Sponsorship, Disaster Relief, Christmas Relief, and other ad hoc campaigns and activities.
  • Develop strategic relationships, networks, and partnerships, especially with and within the churches that support WVA’s objectives and build spiritual health and understanding in Christian faith communities.
  • Facilitate key account review and planning.
  • Mentor, coach, and lead team members.

With extensive experience in the NFP or Church sector, the ideal candidate has a deep understanding of poverty and its causes, and is well connected within the Australian church.  Skills and experience include:

  • Strong understanding of church movements in Australia and around the world
  • Knowledge of the Educational Sector
  • Ideally qualifications from formal Bible college study
  • Valid Australian Drivers licence
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Expert in MS Product suite- Word, XL, Power Point and Power BI
  • Exposure to Salesforce CRM is highly desirable

The selection process 

For your information, the interviews will 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. 

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, flexible working arrangements, free on-site parking and an onsite café for our employees.

For more information on World Vision and the work we do, please visit our website:  


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World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan