- Not for profit sector
- Part-Time (0.6 FTE), maximum-term contract – 3 years (with possibility of extension)
- Ultimo Location
- Competitive remuneration package, including salary packaging
The Sax Institute is a leading Australian expert body in helping decision makers find and make best use of research to solve real-world health and social problems.
We connect individuals and organisations with research, we build research platforms that generate new knowledge for use in decision making, and we lead thinking and knowledge around how to ensure more research has a real-world impact.
We are a transformative organisation established to develop innovative ways of better connecting knowledge from research with those who can use it.
About the position
The Communications and Engagement Division is responsible for providing strategic advice to the CEO and program managers about what to say, how to say it, and the best way to deliver these messages. The team has a role in managing events and some external relationships, particularly in the context of business development and fundraising.
The holder of this exciting and challenging position will play a lead role in developing a strategic work program focused on building relationships with corporate and philanthropic organisations, strengthening the Institute’s profile and reputation in these sectors and raising funds for the Institute. This is expected to result in several initiatives and events, ranging from private CEO-level meetings to public or semi-public fundraising and other profile-raising events.
To secure this role, you will be an experienced corporate fundraiser, or an events manager with a track record in marketing and fundraising. You will have the strategic focus needed to draw up a rolling calendar of suitable events, and the grasp of the detail to project manage each with high attention to detail.
This position will report to the Chief Communications Officer at the Sax Institute. Close working relationships with the CCO, CEO and other senior staff will be essential, as will the ability to represent the Institute effectively when interacting with senior corporate and other leaders.
The incumbent will attend meetings of the Institute’s Giving Program Advisory Committee (a committee reporting to the Institute’s Board) and will lead development of the Institute’s corporate philanthropic and fundraising strategy, implementing the strategy and reporting back to the CEO, CCO and committee on implementation progress at regular intervals.
About the Selection Criteria
To be successful the Corporate Relations Manager should demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:
- High-level organisational and time management skills: ability to manage many concurrent tasks in a timely manner
- High-level interpersonal skills and ability to develop productive working relationships and liaise diplomatically with a broad range of stakeholders (including senior executives in the corporate sector) in a way that reflects well on the Sax Institute and drives positive engagement
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Well-developed problem-solving skills and a high level of initiative
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team environment
- Ability to adapt to new technologies
- Five years’ related experience in fundraising events or corporate relationship roles
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
- Proficiency in use of relevant social media management software, such as Sprout Social and Canva
- Familiarity with image processing software, such as Adobe Photoshop
- Familiarity with the health and/or research sectors
- Clear understanding of privacy legislation and applicable obligations
About the benefits
- Competitive salary including packaging
- Opportunity to impact health policy/program delivery
To apply, please send your CV and a letter addressing the selection criteria to email@example.com referencing the following in the subject heading: Corporate Relations Manager.
Position Description available for further information.
Thank you for your interest in the position. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
For any enquiries please contact Adam Cresswell on Adam.Cresswell@saxinstitute.org.au or 02 9188 9548.
Applications close: 9am, Monday 23 July 2018.