Head of Corporate Partnerships


  • Help transform the lives of the world’s poorest communities

  • Senior Relationship Management Role within a dynamic NGO

  • Flexible work arrangements

About Us

WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the world’s poorest communities. WaterAid works with partners to maximise its impacts for policy change/influence.             

About the Role

Reporting to the Director of Corporate and Community Engagement, the role is responsible for leading the strategy, development and implementation of corporate partnerships and events at WaterAid. Leading the Corporate Partnerships team and volunteer state committees, the role focuses on building a pipeline of new/expanded opportunities of sustainable and meaningful partnerships that create shared value for WaterAid Australia, its Country Offices and partners.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated depth of experience and proven expertise in portfolio management and face to face solicitations;

  • Proven experience developing Corporate Partner Strategies that grow revenue and influence;

  • Profound experience prospecting, managing the pipeline, delivering the pitch and closing the deal;

  • Demonstrated experience leading successful teams;

  • Excellent presentations skills and demonstrated interest presenting to a variety of audiences;

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field;

  • Experience working in an INGO, University Development, NFP or the Water Sector will be desirable.

Furthermore, you will be a self-starter, an influencer and a relationship builder with persuasive abilities, great listening skills, diplomacy and tact. You will have a strong commitment to international development and our values.

Details of how to apply

Please refer to the position description available on our website and submit your application to [email protected] by 11 December 2020

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia.

WaterAid is a child-safe organisation committed to the protection of people we serve. Our recruitment and selection procedures are designed to ensure we only recruit people who are suitable and aligned with our standards on the safety of children and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse. All appointments are subject to appropriate background checks and screening.

We promote diversity and equality in all our practices. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.