03 9416 4292

Partnership Manager (2 year contract)

An exciting opportunity has become available to join the Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV).
We are looking for an experienced Partnership Manager to join our passionate & dedicated team.


As the peak body in Victoria, we are the united voice of foster carers, advocating for systemic improvements, building productive partnerships and nurturing respectful relationships.

We champion foster carers that they may be recognised and valued for their role in the lives of children and young people in care, and deliver a full range of information and support services to meet carers’ needs at all points in their care journey.


·        Advocacy

·        Dignity

·        Integrity

·        Creativity

·        Connecting


·        Based in Abbotsford, close to public transport

·        Flexible working arrangements with WFH opportunities

·        Salary Packaging incentives

·        Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

·        Additional day off for your Birthday!


This role is suited to a hands-on fundraising professional, instrumental in developing and nurturing relationships with major donors, corporate partners, trusts and foundations to increase revenue for the FCAV.

You will be instrumental in building a sustainable fundraising income and achieving strategic objectives to diversify revenue streams. Your role involves enhancing FCAV’s reputation as a ‘partner of choice’.

The Partnership Manager reports to the Chief Executive Officer and will be based at the FCAV Office, located at Greenwood Street, Abbottsford.

This contract position is 3 days (22.8 hrs) per week, for 2 years, commencing as soon as possible.
Office hours are 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday, days of work can be negotiated with the CEO.

The current hourly pay rate is $47.50. Annual Package is $62,511 (inclusive of compulsory 11% Superannuation), based on Level 5 – Pay Point 1 of the Social and Community Services Award.

The successful applicant’s knowledge and experience will include:

·       Experience in a similar role

·       Developing strategies for partnership growth and integration

·       Identifying and negotiating deals with new partners

·       Overseeing partnership performance and ensuring alignment with business goals

·       Experience in fundraising, social media, corporate partnerships, philanthropy or sponsorships

·       Exceptional verbal and written skills and excellent communication skills

·       Experience in developing a partnerships strategy specific to an organisation is desirable

·       Experience working in the not-for-profit sector and/or government experience is desirable

How to apply

To be considered for the role, applicants are required to provide a resume and cover letter, addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description. 

Click here for a copy of the position description, email admin@fcav.org.au, or call the Chief Executive Officer to discuss the role on 03 9416 4292.

Applications close 5:00pm, Monday 24 June 2024. Email applications to admin@fcav.org.au.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including two referees, a Police Check and a Working With Children Check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Become a Board Director (Volunteer Position)

Anyone is invited to express their interest to join the FCAV’s Board of Directors, that consists of up to 9 elected positions and up to 5 co-opted positions, appointed to provide specialist expertise.

The FCAV Board of Directors have a passion and commitment to improving the outcomes for foster carers and the children and young people in their care, making a difference at an organisational and state level.

The overall role of the Board of Directors is to ensure the organisation operates in accordance with any legal requirements, the organisation’s stated objectives and its rules or constitution. It is also responsible for setting, monitoring and reviewing key strategic policies and directions.

We encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people or those from diverse backgrounds or from regional Victoria to apply. We are seeking a wide range of skilled applicants to grow our Board, including those interested in filling the Board Secretary role or with legal expertise.

The Board meets monthly, and for regional Directors, travel and overnight accommodation costs are reimbursed, where necessary.

How to apply

To be considered for the role, please provide your CV and a short biographical statement of no more than 200 words (for examples see the ‘About Us - FCAV Board of Directors’ page).

A copy of the FCAV Association Rules, policies and reports can be viewed on our website at www.fcav.org.au ‘About Us - Publications & Policies’. 

If you would like more information on the prospective role as an FCAV Board Director, please call FCAV President, Megan Sadlier on 0422 649 914 or FCAV CEO, Samantha Hauge on 03 9416 4292.  

Applications will be assessed based on specialist skills required by the Board.

Expressions of Interest to join the Board must be sent to the FCAV President, Megan Sadlier by email: admin@fcav.org.au or post: FCAV, Ground Floor, 2 Greenwood Street Abbotsford VIC 3067.

Becoming a member is easy & rewarding
As an FCAV member you have access to free advocacy, support & information. Your membership is instrumental to our strength, ensuring a better Victorian system for our carers, children & young people.
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