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Church Relationship Manager

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Work type: Permanent
Location: Australia Wide, VIC - Metro, NSW - Metro
Categories: Sales & Fundraising, Relationship Management

  • Build and nurture long term mutual relationships with Australian churches to support the work of World Vision

World Vision Australia is the largest NGO in the country.  Our reason for being is to empower everyday Australians to create meaningful change for a cause they believe in, and our supporters are at the centre of the work we do.  Our generous supporters have helped to improve the lives of 200 million children worldwide by tackling the root causes of poverty.

The Church Relationship Manager is focused on working and partnering with Australian churches to invite their congregations to support, pray for, and sponsor our area programs through Child Sponsorship, Disaster and Christmas Relief, and other ad hoc campaigns and activities.

This role is a fast-paced, relational role that requires you to successfully identify, manage and lead key stakeholders and influencers.  The main outcome of the role is to enable churches to financially support the work of World Vision.  You will be required to meet financial and non-financial targets. 

Based in NSW, VIC or QLD

Your areas of responsibility:

  • Acquire and build, a mature portfolio of Church Partnerships who support WVA offerings, including Child Sponsorship, Disaster and Christmas Relief and other ad hoc campaigns and activities
  • Actively engage Churches and prospects to offer opportunities to achieve impact through Church Partnerships
  • Developing pipeline and fundraising strategies for Chosen, 40HR famine, Emergencies, and other WV programs
  • Deliver presentations to congregations on the work of World Vision, and invite people to participate in our child sponsorship and other fundraising programs
  • Grow WVA’s presence and reputation across your state
  • Achieve financial and non-financial targets on time and budget in accordance with established KPI’s

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 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

The selection process 

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 and flexible working arrangements.

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