First listed on: 09 July 2019

Manager, Corporate Partnerships

  • Temporary, 12 months (Maternity Cover)

  • TCSA Salaried Employees Award – Clerk Grade 10. Total package $131,355 includes base salary of $118,507 plus super and leave loading.

  • Located at Taronga Zoo, Mosman

Looking to secure a shared future for wildlife and people?

Taronga is looking for an experienced, driven and motivated Manager, Corporate Partnerships who is interested in joining a leading organisation in conservation, education, animal management and transformational guest experiences.

About us…

Taronga Zoo officially opened in October 1916, with Taronga Western Plains Zoo officially opening in February 1977!  We believe in a shared future for Wildlife and People. Taronga is working in partnership with wildlife conservation organizations and communities to develop ways to protect species and habitats. Taronga. For the Wild!

Our employees enjoy generous employment conditions including:

  • Complimentary family and friends passes

  • A wide range of discounts on our award winning accommodation

  • Discounted food and beverage purchases across the site

  • Reduced rates for other services including animal encounters 

  • To discover more about the benefits of working at Taronga, please visit our website here.

We value diversity…

Taronga is an equal opportunity employer, where we recognise the diversity of our workforce and community – be it on the basis of gender, age, culture, religion, language or personal circumstances.

Taronga is also committed to building on the perspectives, experience, knowledge and skills that this diversity brings to our organisation.

Taronga provide specific workplace programs to support diversity and equal employment opportunities for women, people with a disability and people identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

About the role…

The successful individual will secure, nurture and retain corporate sponsorship partnerships to assist in meeting Taronga Foundation and organisational revenue and contra targets and therefore enable delivery of conservation programs and development.

Key accountabilities…

  • Manage a high performing team to achieve high quality sponsorship and partnership outcomes and generate revenues in excess of $5m per annum.

  • Develop, implement and monitor program plans including management of financial targets and budgets for corporate sponsorship income.

  • Identify and research potential corporate partners, negotiate long term, multiyear support agreements with options for renewals and overall achieve year-on-year growth in the number and value of partnership agreements.

  • Maximise the influence and ability of the Board, Governors and Patrons to effectively provide introductions for prospective corporate sponsors.

  • Develop and review cost effective and appropriate benefits schedule to reflect different sponsorship levels and which is aligned with the major gift recognition framework.

  • Oversee and manage the procurement process and tenders for the selection and appointment of corporate partners, ensuring the optimal financial, brand and sustainability outcomes.

  • Develop the strategy and implementation for upgrading existing corporate partners to higher levels of commitment, renewing current support and acquiring new sponsors.

  • Work closely with other Marketing and Communication Managers to ensure that all communications material developed are consistent in positioning, branding and key messages.

About you…

We are looking for candidates that have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a business discipline or equivalent experience in a similar role with a demonstrated understanding of sponsorships and corporate partnerships. Capabilities for the role.

  • Previous experience managing strategically important and financially significant partnerships or accounts.

  • Obtain and maintain a current volunteer NSW Working with Children Check at own expense.

About applying…

We value your safety, and the privacy of your information. Please only apply for this position via This is the only legitimate website to apply via, and the only website whereby applications will be accepted.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter of one page.  You are also required to complete the two target questions as part of your application. 

  1. Provide an example of how you have managed a team of sponsorship account managers, and concurrently achieved multiple complex outcomes. Please detail the outcomes you achieved and how you managed the team members and the scenarios to achieve these outcomes.

  2. Provide an example from the last 12 months when you have secured a significant new, multi-year sponsorship deal. What did you do to achieve this, what was unique or innovative about the partnership?

Applications must be completed via using the reference number 000070FP or searching the word Taronga. For more information in relation to the vacant position please contact Rhiannon Millane by emailing

To review a copy of the role description, please visit the careers page of the Taronga website 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties in applying, please contact “I work for NSW” support team on 1800 562 679 or

Applications close: Midnight, Sunday 14 July 2019 


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