General Manager, Business Development - Fisher Leadership
Melbourne, Victoria
Close Date: 20/09/2023
REF: ACSgmb0823
Applications for this listing are closed

General Manager, Business Development

Melbourne, Victoria
Close Date: 20/09/2023
REF: ACSgmb0823
  • Build external relationships and deliver successful business development strategies?
  • Join a close-knit, high performing team at an organisation with purpose?
  • Bring a track record of sustainable outcomes


The Position

The General Manager, Business Development (GMBD) is a newly created strategic leadership role reporting directly to the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). The GMBD will be instrumental driving growth, revenue diversification and the long-term sustainability of ACSO. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive business development strategies, forging partnerships, and expanding our professional networks to ensure the continued success and positive reputation of ACSO within the not-for-profit sector.

The GMBD will work closely with the Senior Leadership team to develop ACSO’s value proposition and leverage our standing as a leading agency in service delivery, complex clients, and the broader community services sector to attract clients, partners and new opportunities.

While working collaboratively across the organisation, the role requires a self-starter who can convert plans into action and outcomes and is accustomed to managing by KPIs.

What we’re looking for

  • Extensive experience in senior business development roles creating and implementing successful business development strategies resulting in growth and diversification
  • Demonstrated success in securing funding through development of winning tender submissions, unsolicited proposals and other commercial/corporate funding
  • Experience successfully identifying and managing strong productive networks and partnerships with stakeholders including government departments, funding bodies and other external parties both commercial and philanthropic.
  • Strong understanding of the Australian not-for-profit landscape, funding models, and regulatory frameworks.
  • Experience in successfully leading high performing business development teams and working collaboratively across business units
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to build relationships and engage diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills, with the ability to identify and capitalise on opportunities.
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in using CRM software and other relevant tools.
  • Highly autonomous and able to self-manage with a can-do attitude


The Organisation

The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a vibrant, values driven NFP, focused on partnering with Government and the community to co-design services that create real social change. We are an organisation with a bold vision to create a safe and inclusive community where prison truly is the last resort. Our purpose is to strengthen the wellbeing of our communities by advocating for and delivering services which divert people away from the justice system.

The Australian Community Support Organisation recognises the right to a safe and inclusive service without bias. ACSO is committed to the equitable treatment of its participants, employees and partners. We believe in humanity and celebrating the diverse voices of our community through leadership, practice and policy design, to honour and embrace diverse traditions, cultures and experiences of those we support and work alongside.

What ACSO can offer you

  • Full time, permanent position available.
  • Flexible location, work from Brisbane, Sydney, or Melbourne!
  • Competitive remuneration for the sector + NFP salary packaging options (more after tax $ in your pocket!) + motor vehicle allowance
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • Phone, laptop, and provisions to help set you up at home
  • Learning and development opportunities, including access to ACSO’s leadership development program and a dedicated leadership coach
  • Wellbeing initiatives such as free flu vaccines, wellbeing and professional development vouchers, Employee Assistance Program and Reward and Recognition Program. Our employees matter!
  • Flexible working arrangements, including a hybrid of working from home if desired
  • Dedicated inclusion and diversity initiatives to support employees from all backgrounds and dispositions, including specialised leave for cultural ceremonies or gender affirmation.


For more information on the organisation visit:

To apply: please click on ‘APPLY NOW’ and using reference ACSgmb0823, address your cover letter and resume to David Baber of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.


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