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Do you want to help in Advocating for, Promoting & Rehoming of Retired Race Horses, while working with a dedicated team of volunteers across Queensland? We want to hear from you! We are currently seeking skilled individuals who have experience in helping animals in need, to carry out various voluntary roles including the role of a Sponsorship Manager. The Standardbred Association Qld (SAQ) is a not-for-profit association, operating throughout Queensland and staffed exclusively by volunteers.

The Role We are looking for a Sponsorship Manager to join our team. Reporting to the Management Committee, you will assist with the operations of attracting and retaining club sponsors. The Sponsorship Manager position has four key activities:

  1. Creating sponsorship packages suitable for our community of local businesses
  2. Engaging and encouraging the current Associations participants to introduce sponsors to the Association from their network of friends and friends
  3. Ensuring all sponsors are welcomed into the Association and included in Association activities
  4. Ensuring all previous Association sponsors are invited back to the Association as sponsors for the upcoming year.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review and if required develop sponsorship categories which seek to grow and expand the sponsorship base of the association
  • Provide the committee with the recommendations for all sponsorship types and fees for the upcoming year
  • Work with the Treasurer to accurately set sponsorship sales targets which will be reflected in the Association’s budget
  • Liaise with the Committee to ensure sponsorship fees reflect the current expectations of sponsors
  • Create the sponsorship marketing information which can be provided to Association participants so they can sell sponsorships to their network of family and friends
  • Have the Associations website updated to reflect current sponsorship information.
  • Have social media posts created that promote and sell the Association's sponsorship
  • Be the primary point of contact for all sponsorship enquires
  • Assist with the collection of sponsorship applications and fees
  • Provide details of sponsorship applications to the secretary for maintenance in Associations databases
  • Review sponsorship sales with the Treasurer to ensure the financial targets for sponsorship sales have been achieved and if not formulate corrective strategies
  • Review all sponsorship pledges to ensure all sponsorship fees have been received
  • Ensure that all sponsorship inclusions (such as apparel, merchandise, tickets to events) have been provided
  • Ensure that all sponsors are welcomed and included in all Associations activities
  • Ensure sponsors receive recognition and acknowledgement certificates for their sponsorships which they can display in their workplace.


  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team, taking on new tasks as required
  • Great organisational and time management skills
  • Highly developed communication skills (written and oral), interpersonal skills and presentation skills
  • Ability to perform set tasks efficiently and to a high standard
  • Have passion, drive and commitment
  • Be flexible and confident in engaging others
  • Be discreet and able to maintain confidentiality on relevant matters


  • Reports to the Associations Management Committee • Liaises with the Club Sub Committee • Liaises with all members of SAQ.


  • Accountable to the Associations Management Committee.

If you want to meet new people, have fun, learn new skills, use your skills, build confidence and contribute in a positive way to our community, helping at SAQ is a great place to start! Do you love having fun, love meeting people, love making a difference to animals in needs of our assistance…then we’d love to hear from you!

Persons aged 55 and above who meet Newstart Allowance eligibility requirements may also apply.