Corporate Partnerships and Volunteering Coordinator

Corporate Partnerships and Volunteering Coordinator

Corporate Partnerships and Volunteering Coordinator


Position:Corporate Partnerships and Volunteering Coordinator Prepared By: Karina Roberts

Job Holder:Name Date: 6th June 2017

Reports To:Corporate Partnerships and Volunteering Manager Approved By: Marla Bozic

Unit:Partnerships Date: 6th June 2017

Location:UW Head Office Sydney Version: 1-310517


United Way is one of the world’s largest privately funded non-government organisations (NGO) working in 40 countries and territories. With more than 125 years of global experience (over 50 years in Australia), United Way Australia’s (UWA) strategy is to build on its innovation to take the organisation’s Community Impact to scale across Australia. United Way Australia’s 2016-2020 Strategic Direction brings strong focus to our place-based work and defines our collaborative approach.
OUR VISION is that every Australian community thrives.
OUR PURPOSE is to unite community, business, philanthropy, government, and social purpose organisations in collaborative action to improve education, employment, health and housing outcomes in communities experiencing disadvantage.
WE BELIEVE that the postcode people are born in should not determine their destiny, that the causes of entrenched community disadvantage in Australia are complex and that no single organisation can solve these issues alone. We need to work together to achieve change.

The Corporate Partnerships and Volunteering Coordinator (CPVC) is responsible for assisting with the account management to key corporate partners, ensuring that these relationships are nurtured to their full potential. Supporting the CPVM with a portfolio of partners, you will help deliver workplace giving, employee volunteering, advocacy initiatives, partnered projects and fundraising campaigns.
The role of CPVC is ideal for an individual who will be able to help build financially strong and mutually beneficial relationships.


Culture and Leadership

  • Be the liaison point between corporate partner organisations and deal with clients at varying levels of authority within local and national corporates
  • Work with corporate partners to maximise financial and non-financial contributions
  • With guidance from CPVM maintain all corporate partnerships engagement channels including workplace giving, employee volunteering, grants, sponsorship of events, partnered projects, advocacy initiatives and fundraising campaigns
  • Support CPVM with Development and implementation annual work plans to achieve set income targets and other key objectives
  • Measure and report on corporate partnerships
  • Update UWA donor and partnership database on United Way’s CRM systems
  • Promote United Way’s mission to government, NGO agencies, corporate partners and philanthropic organisations

At all times ensure personal and team behaviour is consistent with UWA’s Values

Relationship Management and Teamwork

  • Be available to promote and represent UWA with key stakeholders including UWA affiliates, colleagues, local government, corporations, foundations and other non-profit organisations
  • Maintain cohesive personal and team relationships across the organisation and within the Partnership on and Community Impact and Administration teams
  • Support Partnership team with various stakeholder meetings
  • Support programs to ensure volunteers are managed effectively and safely, including providing a briefing about United Way and safety
  • Assess level of volunteer satisfaction with events, including monitoring survey feedback, and make adjustments to improve the level of volunteer satisfaction as required
  • Support team members and United Way generally by responding to requests for help outside core responsibilities if and when required

Governance, Compliance and Risk Management

  • Carry out responsibilities in line with delegated authority
  • Report any non-compliance or risk issues to the CEO, Finance Audit and Risk Committee or the UWA Board.

Occupational Health & Safety

  • Adhere to OH&S obligations and regulation


  • Authority to represent UWA in relevant public and professional forums
  • Authority to submit funding applications and fundraising agreements in consultation with CEO and the Head Partnerships


Key Result Area / Measures
Corporate engagement plan / % achievement vs plan
Financial responsibility / Revenue and expenses vs budget
Relationship management / Feedback from key stakeholders
Volunteer effectiveness / Feedback and survey benchmark from volunteers
Risk management, OH&S & compliance / Nil significant breaches

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Corporate Partnerships and Volunteering Coordinator


Essential / Desirable
Qualifications /
  • Tertiary qualifications or experience in fundraising, sales, marketing, business or management, CSR or sustainability, managing events
  • Tertiary Qualifications in Management, Volunteering, NFP or Social Science

Experience / Successful demonstrated experience in:
  • Fundraising, NFP corporate relationships, CSR or business development role
  • Coordinating corporate partnerships, donors and volunteers
  • Developing and implementing engagement programs with a range of stakeholders
  • Writing letters, reports, presentations and sales pitches to donors or customers
  • Using customer database management systems
  • Developing effective networks and relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Event or project management gained through corporate, not for profit or significant social/community activities
  • Delivering programs within budget and achieving targets
  • This experience could be a result of either working in either full time part time or internship roles
  • Experience of business development including proven experience of growing and developing existing accounts

Skills & Aptitudes / Successful demonstrated evidence of:
  • Highly developed written and verbal skills; interpersonal communication and negotiation skills
  • Confident presenting to clients, public speaking and delivering presentations
  • Highly professional and articulate, with a strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to balance multiple tasks and projects
  • Working independently and taking a leadership role in the implementation of plans
  • Collaborative team leadership skills
  • Effective judgement and decision making
  • Highly developed computer literacy skills

Knowledge / Successful demonstrated:
  • Understanding of fundraising channels including individual donations, sponsorships, corporate support, events, legacies, grants and trusts
  • Understanding of corporate volunteering and advocacy
  • Understanding of organisational brands and their role in fundraising and volunteering initiatives
  • Existing local networks and contacts
  • Specialist knowledge in corporate philanthropy and/or CSR
  • Knowledge of best practice fundraising
  • Knowledge of best practice employee volunteering
  • Knowledge of United Way

Personal Attributes /
  • Exemplary ethics with high work standards
  • Passionate about the Social Purpose sector and empathy for individuals in communities of disadvantage
  • Communities demonstrated motivator, as evidenced by communication, presence and career and/or personal history

Other /
  • Demonstrated commitment to UWA mission and values
  • Culture fit with organisation and team

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