ROLE: Funding & Partnerships Lead (Full time)

Moriarty Foundation is seeking to improve our long-term funding sustainability, building on our revenue base to date, following 10 successful years since establishment.

Reports to: (Hon) Managing Director

Location: Crows Nest, Sydney

The Funding & Partnerships Lead position suits a highly motivated professional who has a strong track record in developing and nurturing relationships with corporate partners, philanthropic supporters and government, to fund Moriarty Foundation.

Working closely with the (Hon) Managing Director and Foundation team, and in collaboration with our Government Relations Executive in line with the strategic funding plan and organisational vision, this role is responsible for revenue generation across all funding channels. The role will encompass all aspects of relationship management, together with comprehensive input to partner marketing and funding communications, with the aim to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes for both Moriarty Foundation and its partners.

The role will have a holistic focus on all of corporate, philanthropic and government sectors across major funding and grants, workplace giving, cause-related marketing and national events; conducting funding research and designing pitch campaigns; and achieving strong revenue growth from current and new partners.

The position reports to the (Hon) Managing Director and liaises with our Government Relations Executive, Financial Controller, Development and People Lead, and Head of Communications, with Team Administration Support to assist. The opportunity exists to grow the partnerships team as the funding portfolio expands.

Key Duties:

  • Build strong, mutually valuable partnerships.
  • Develop, drive and deliver successful funding and partnership initiatives for the Foundation, in line with the organisation’s strategic funding plan and in collaboration with the (Hon) Managing Director and Foundation Team.
  • Support the (Hon) Managing Director and external advisors in the execution of the Individual Major Donors and Government Relations strategy.
  • In collaboration with the (Hon) Managing Director and external advisors, drive the Moriarty Foundation strategic funding plan.
  • Prepare and manage contracts for corporate partners and government grants with the guidance of the (Hon) Managing Director and Financial Controller.
  • Implement strong digital account management processes to map activity, grow partner base and achieve efficiencies.
  • Contribute to annual budget planning, forecasting and tracking and provide quality and timely reporting and communications to corporate partners and internally to the Foundation.
  • Conduct research and provide strategic business insights into targeted corporate, philanthropic and government sectors, ensuring the Moriarty Foundation proposition remains relevant and competitive.
  • Timeline, manage, write and submit grant applications, and oversee the acquittal process in collaboration with Finance.
  • Manage the donor acquisition and retention program including receipting, newsletters, communications and recognition.
  • Develop proposals, debriefs and other working reports which meet the needs of partners and integrate funding intelligence.
  • Develop and coordinate production of government, philanthropic and corporate partnerships marketing and communications materials in collaboration with Communications Lead to ensure brand and profile awareness are consistent with Moriarty Foundation strategy.
  • Contribute to the development of the Foundation’s assets in the social enterprise sphere.
  • Ad hoc duties as required.


  • An experienced professional, with 5+ years demonstrated success in funding and partner relationships.
  • Proven experience in sales, marketing or communications, preferably with appropriate tertiary qualifications.
  • Experienced across a range of funding channels, with commercial negotiation skills being desirable.
  • Experience in developing successful funding strategies aligned to the mission and vision of an organisation.
  • Sound project management skills with demonstrated ability to take initiative and manage issues.
  • Proven ability to be proactive, work collaboratively, prioritise work requirements, and consult appropriately.
  • Experience in the Indigenous space is preferred, but not essential.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Advanced computer skills, especially MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Salesforce experience is preferred but not essential. Working on a Mac Platform.
  • A Working with Children Check and National Police Clearance will apply to the successful applicant.

The successful applicant:

The ideal candidate is a well-connected individual with a comprehensive knowledge of corporate, philanthropic and government sectors in relation to funding. You will have a proven background of highly competent delivery and funding success. You will be a people person who loves creating connections and has excellent verbal and written communication skills. Someone who maintains the highest ethics, integrity and professionalism, you will be driven by a desire to redressing disadvantage and making a difference to the lives of Indigenous children, families and communities.

You will be joining a talented, high performing team within a dynamic, inclusive workplace culture, and will have an authentic team player mindset of mutual respect and reciprocity. You will be adaptable and flexible, able to support the team’s strategic deliverables, with an openness to navigating priorities that respond to opportunity. A candidate who is highly professional, an outstanding networker with experience of working with senior figures in the private and public sectors, you are an effective negotiator with the capacity to navigate the ever-challenging funding environment.


  • A newly created position, where you can make your mark, and build on solid funding foundations.
  • A comfortable, attractive, and social office in Crows Nest, close to transport.
  • A small HQ team with a strong, inclusive culture, committed to supporting and developing your career.
  • Joining a 60+ strong regional delivery cohort.
  • Being part of a purpose-led business.
  • Flexible working, 3 days in the office 2 days working remotely from home.
  • Birthday day off at full pay.
  • Competitive salary on offer.

Apply Now:

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter (max two pages) below.

Moriarty Foundation has a strong commitment to Indigenous and diverse employment, and to gender equality.

If you have any queries contact: Sarah Feltham [email protected] or 0404 286 990

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