Director of Sponsorship

Commencement Date: ASAP

Duration: 18 months

Time Commitment: 4 – 12 hours per week or as required in order to achieve your responsibilities

Context

Go Girl, Go For IT is a program run by the Victorian ICT for Women organisation. Go Girl, Go for IT is not its own entity, but rather a program owned by the parent organisation, Vic ICT for Women.

The program’s main objective is to excite and engage female primary & secondary school students and to introduce them to the vast range of career options available in IT, encouraging them to consider IT as a career.

Your Purpose

You drive your success and the success of your team through inspirational leadership and management and active collaboration by:

  • developing an operating rhythm that engages a high performing team who love what they do and deliver great outcomes

  • driving sponsorship of the Go Girl, Go for IT program by engaging with corporates, associations and individuals

You don't just aim to fund this wonderful program, you achieve it. You're a winner.

Your Team

You’re a member of a high performing leadership team who all direct various parts of the Go Girl, Go for IT program. No area is more important than the other, you’re an ecosystem, each playing a critical role in the successful execution of Go Girl. You’re all hard-working and committed to this great cause. You’re also collaborative, you take ownership of the program’s success in its entirety.

You lead a team who are all equally hard working, dedicated and brilliant humans.

Responsibilities

  • leadership of a scrum team of up to 9 resources

  • scoping, planning and budgeting of requirements to support the Sponsorship activities for each event

  • set and achieve targets for the raising of cash and in-kind sponsorship

  • identify areas of government and philanthropic funding

  • in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications team, you draft funding applications and lobby for such proposals as required

  • brief all Go Girl teams on sponsorship packages and inclusions to ensure sponsorship rights and obligations are delivered seamlessly

  • report regularly to the Go Girl leadership team the fund-raising status and relationship development

  • work with the Account Management team for induction and assignment of Account Managers to individual sponsors

  • management of any issues raised by sponsors

  • resolution of operational issues in relation to sponsors

  • management of sponsorship related risks and issues

  • management of the Go Girl Sponsorship mailbox

  • arranging and minuting team meetings

  • monthly status reporting

  • attendance at Program Scrum of Scrum meetings

  • liaising with all customer journey touch-points in the org structure

You’re working with

  • Managing Director, Go Girl, Go for IT

  • Associate Managing Director, Go Girl, Go for IT

  • Director of Marketing and Communications

  • Director of Account Management

  • Director of Logistics

  • Director of Tradeshow

  • Director of Schools Liaison

  • Director of Volunteers

  • Director of Speakers

  • Scrum Master and Project Management Team

  • Director of Customer Journeys

  • Customer Journey Team members

  • Your direct reports

  • Sponsors and possibly speakers

  • Any other stakeholders required to ensure a great outcome

Role requirements

Qualifications / Experience

  • 5+ leadership experience in a sales or fund-raising related role preferred but not essential

  • Strong track record of working within a large program of work in a leadership role preferred but not essential

  • Ideally, previous experience volunteering, or leading a volunteer team

Skills / Knowledge

  • Excellent leadership and organisational skills with the ability to lead, motivate & manage teams.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate complex thoughts and ideas clearly to a variety of audiences

  • Proven interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills

  • Ability to empower the team members to share the responsibility of liaising with the other streams & also the speakers

  • Ability to work in a team environment