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Position Vacant: Partnerships and Development Manager


Position: Fulltime, 10-month contract.
Job Profile: The Partnerships and Development Manager will work closely with the CEO and Operations Manager to finalise and implement Writing WA’s Fundraising Action Plan and Ethical Fundraising framework, and develop and manage the Literary Map of WA as a cultural resource.
Salary Package: $93,406 per annum
Package includes: Base salary $84,150; 10.5% employer contribution to superannuation (increased to 11% in July 2023); and 20 days annual leave accrued pro rata.
Contract: 10 months from April 2023 to February 2024 with possibility of extension.
Starting: ASAP
Reports to: Writing WA CEO Lateral relationships: Writing WA Operations Manager, and Marketing and Communications Officer
Stakeholder relationships: Writing WA Board, donors, corporate sponsors/partners, Trusts and Foundations, Writing WA Member organisations.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, submit the following application documents, addressed to the Board of Writing WA, via email to [email protected]:

  • a copy of your up-to-date CV, including details of at least two professional referees; and
  • a maximum two-page cover letter briefly addressing the selection criteria.

For enquiries, please email Shannon Britza, Operations Manager, at [email protected].

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  5.00pm, Monday, 20 March, 2023. NB: Writing WA reserves the right to close applications before the deadline if the right candidate is found.

About the Organisation

Writing WA is the peak body for writing and literature in Western Australia. We work between the lines to create opportunities for writers, publishers and other practitioners in the writing sector. Long form or short, in a book or on a screen – we celebrate writing and literature no matter how it’s expressed. We coordinate programs, events and initiatives to bring opportunities to the Western Australian literary scene and continue to make WA a state of opportunity for writers.

About the Role

The Partnerships and Development Manager will work closely with Writing WA staff to finalise and implement Writing WA’s Fundraising Action Plan and Ethical Fundraising framework, improve processes, and develop the Literary Map of WA as a valuable cultural and tourism resource.

Key responsibilities:

  • In consultation with the CEO and Operations Manager, develop strategies to innovate and expand revenue generation activities in order to meet financial targets for periods ending May and December 2023.
  • Finalise and implement Ethical Fundraising framework.
  • Review administrative processes to identify issues and implement new workflow systems and/or software improvements as appropriate.
  • In consultation with the Marketing and Communications Officer, develop a bespoke stakeholder communications plan.
  • Identify new partnership and sponsorship opportunities, prepare proposals and negotiate initial agreements.
  • Leverage opportunities to deepen relationships with existing supporters.
  • Adhere to workplace policies, procedures and systems.
  • Perform other such duties as may be required.

Selection Criteria:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience and a successful track record in fundraising and partnership development, including the ability to plan and implement successful development strategies in the for-purpose sector.
  • Demonstrated high-level relationship building and management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to pitch for, negotiate and manage corporate partnerships.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work efficiently in a busy environment as part of a small team.
  • Desirable: Experience in tourism sector, and/or awareness of potential sources of philanthropic funding available to the arts and the writing and publishing sector in particular.
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