Established in 2021, the Wests - Knights Foundation brings to life The Wests Group Australia and the nib Newcastle Knights' commitment to promoting and supporting community organisations in Newcastle and the Hunter region. As a not-for-profit charitable organisation, The Wests |Knights Foundation will be instrumental in the development and delivery of this support through a structured program of activities, including contribution to the West Group Australia's annual ClubGRANTS program.
Working with key stakeholders, the Foundation Manager will be responsible for all day-to-day activities undertaken by the Foundation. The position requires an individual with demonstrated skill in managing projects and operational delivery, excellent relationship and stakeholder management experience.
The Foundation Manager will:
- Display a deep understanding of, and commitment to community engagement and/or community development, and a commitment to social justice.
- Contribute to the Foundation's grant assessment criteria, receive and review grant applications and make recommendations to key stakeholders.
- Develop and implement community programs aligned to the Foundation's strategy.
- Demonstrate a passion and commitment for building relationships with National and Community Partners.
- Ensure appropriate research and risk analysis is carried out on potential grant partners and present this information to key stakeholders.
- Create evaluation tools, KPI's for Partner performance, feedback forums and reporting templates to review performance of grants against criteria.
- Be able to deliver progress updates to key stakeholders regarding the status of project budgets in an accurate and timely manner.
- Identify sources of government funding and write grant submissions to successfully secure funding.
- Develop and participate in public relations initiatives within the community, relevant government bodies and networks to promote the activities of The Foundation.
- Be able to maintain energy and enthusiasm for your role whilst often working independently and autonomously.
The role requires an individual who is a natural collaborator, with an ability to balance a significant operational workload with a strategic mindset. Previous experience in developing and delivering community-facing programs, preferably within a charity / not-for-profit or corporate setting is required. A genuine belief of the positive influence that professional sporting organisations and/or licensed clubs can have on community is essential.
A tertiary education in business, marketing/communications, community services or a related field, along with excellent project coordination skills, is highly desirable. This is a rewarding and rare opportunity for an individual who is passionate about achieving positive outcomes that contribute to the community.
To express your interest in a confidential manner please contact Ali Kimmorley at peoplefusion on (02)4927 2006. Alternatively forward your application, along with covering letter addressing the above criteria, to firstname.lastname@example.org by cob Monday, 28 June 2021.