Foundation Manager - The Wests - Knights Foundation

Job Title: Foundation Manager - The Wests - Knights Foundation
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales
Reference: BBBH20842_1622773658
Contact Name: Ali Kimmorley
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 04, 2021 12:27

Job Description


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 by cob Monday, 28 June 2021.

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