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Grants Coordinator - Melbourne


Employer: Bush Heritage Australia
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Conservation & Land Management, Fundraising, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 07 September, 2018.
Applications close: 01 October, 2018.

  • Fantastic opportunity to work within an ethical organisation in a dynamic fundraising team
  • We are open to a Melbourne or Sydney location
  • Permanent full-time position 

Bush Heritage Australia, a national leader in landscape-scale conservation, is seeking a talented Grants Coordinator.

Our vision of Healthy Country, protected forever sees us where we are needed most: in areas of high conservation value with low levels of protection. With the help of our donors, we protect and help manage 8.9 million hectares of land and sea across the country. In our mission to return the bush to good health, we provide habitat for more than 5,900 native species, including at least 239 threatened species. Two proven approaches underline what we do: we carefully select, purchase and manage landscapes of high conservation value; and we work in partnership with others, including Traditional Owners, to achieve key conservation outcomes. 

About the role:

As a member of our dynamic fundraising team, you will be responsible for generating income through grant applications to philanthropic trusts and foundations and government grant programs. You will coordinate grant applications nationally, track progress of grant-funded projects and oversees progress and acquittal reporting. Occasional interstate travel to other state capitals and to our reserves is required.

What you'll need to succeed:

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Good knowledge of the conservation sector.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Australian grant-making sector.
  • Well-developed project planning skills.
  • Ability to understand complex contracts and agreements.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to understand complex relationships and build strong relationships.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse range of people, including major donors, bequest supporters, and staff members across the organisation.
  • Ability to work independently, coordinate a professional project team and works as a team member to achieve goals.
How to apply for this job

If you enjoy building and facilitating relationships and love the natural environment then respond by addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description and send your application with your resume to employment@bushheritage.org.au, using the subject line: Grants Coordinator (GC092018) application via EthicalJobs, quoting job ID: GC092018. 

If you require further information, please contact Matthew Taylor on 0427 868541. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this role.

Applications close: COB Monday 1 October.

Supporting materials  PD - Grants Coordinator - Sep 2018.pdf