Conservation Volunteers Australia is a place where you can bring your purpose to life through the work you do, creating a world where people and nature flourish together.

Learn more about what it means to be part of the CVA journey here.

Our Employees Benefit From

  • Hybrid Work Arrangements
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Five paid Volunteering days per year
  • Over 75,000 online courses with our Training Partner
  • 38 hours paid Training & Development per year
  • Employee Assistance Programme for both employees and their immediate family members
  • Paid Parental Leave policy
  • Career Progression Mentoring

Join us!

Conservation Volunteers Australia aspire to be Australia’s conservation engagement experts, providing pathways for people to connect to and to take action for nature.

Now in its 40th year, Conservation Volunteers Australia has engaged millions of people in communities nationwide to lend a hand to nature, making enormous contributions to conservation, enhancing the physical and mental well-being of communities around the country, and promoting practical connections to our unique natural heritage.

Over the next few years, we will be building, nurturing and activating a massive community of people across the country – our ambition is that this community of Nature Stewards will grow to be 1 million people strong.

Partnerships Manager

The Partnerships Manager is responsible for developing, managing and fostering relationships between Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) and corporate partners and prospects.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with experience in identifying, building and managing mutually beneficial corporate relationships. Our partners allow CVA to grow and demonstrate our purpose in action.

The role is not region-specific and offers the flexibility to work remotely. Reporting to the Strategic Partnerships Director, the Partnerships Manager will operate as an integral part of the Partnerships team and work collaboratively with other functions such as community engagement, field operations, and with project managers to ensure we simultaneously meet our campaign and partnership objectives.

The Partnerships Manager is responsible for developing, managing and fostering relationships between Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) and its corporate partners. The Partnerships Manager will work collaboratively with the Strategic Partnerships Director on national goals and relevant partnerships.  Working within the Strategic Partnerships team this opportunity is ideal for an individual with experience in building and managing financially strong and mutually beneficial corporate relationships with a good understanding of developing and managing pipelines and a strong aptitude for partnership management, business development and account management. This role will focus on leveraging current relationships and developing a pipeline of new prospects and opportunities to build sustainable and meaningful partnerships that create value for both parties and allows CVA to achieve its purpose.

The ideal applicant will have experience developing corporate and/or government partnerships for non-profit organizations or will have similar private sector experience and be interested in transitioning their skills into the non-profit sector.  

Job Type:          Full Time- Fixed Term Contract (until March 2024)

Location:           Australia (Remote role)

Department:     Positioning & Partnerships

Hours:               38 per week

Annual Salary: $83,000 per annum

Essential Qualifications & Experience 

  • Experience in developing successful corporate and/or government relationships
  • Well-developed communication skills, both written and verbal, and an aptitude for public speaking
  • Excellent computer skills
  • A passion for conservation and the environment
  • An enthusiastic individual possessing a mature approach and the style, stature, leadership and diplomacy required to work effectively with senior staff, volunteers and corporate partners

If this opportunity excites you, a full position description is available from our website


CVA is a Child Safe Organisation and an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, those who are gender-diverse or from a culturally and linguistically diverse background are encouraged to apply.

Applications including resume, cover letter and responses to Key Selection Criteria are to be submitted via the application form on CVA’s website.

Applications will be processed as when received.

Enquiries can be directed to the HR Coordinator by calling 1800 032 501 or email [email protected] .