- Job posted on: 12th Sep 2019
- Applications close:
Opportunity International Australia is looking for an experienced Grants & Reports Specialist to work within our Philanthropy team. Based in the Sydney CBD, this exciting role will coordinate and prepare our twice-yearly Program Impact Reports; write and submit appropriate grant proposals; and write tailored proposals for significant supporters who are seeking to support Opportunity’s work in a specific way.
As a member of the Philanthropy Team, this role reports directly to the Chief Philanthropy Officer and will work closely with the National Development Manager, National Communications Manager, National Marketing Manager, and the CEO, all of whom are located in Sydney. Additionally, this role will work with the Development team comprised of State Managers in Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland; and develop strong working relationships with program partners in-country.
The successful candidate will be a key link between our programs and philanthropy team and play a key role in contributing to the development and implementation of the Opportunity’s fundraising strategy and provide key insight into program implementation and impact to aid the Communications, Marketing and Development team.
There are currently two billion people worldwide living in poverty – defined as earning less than US$3.20 per day. The pressures that keep people in poverty are enormous, often holding families in poverty for generations. Yet simple interventions can help a family break free from the cycle of poverty and create lasting change for them and for generations to come.
Poverty is a complex issue and requires a complex set of interventions to systematically move people out of it. Working with local partners in-country, we target the three biggest obstacles that keep people trapped in poverty: finance, health and education. We provide small loans for people to start sustainable businesses that generate regular income; we improve health, sanitation and nutrition so illnesses don’t stop people from running their business; and we support better education so that future generations can continually build upon those foundations and move their family further away from poverty.
With more than 45 years’ experience, Opportunity International Australia exists to give families the tools they need to work their way out of poverty. Our work is motivated by the love of God towards all people as seen in the parable of the Good Samaritan.
Please join us to not just fight poverty, but to end it.
This role would suit a candidate with a bachelor’s degree in Communications in Development or Business or relevant field with at least five years of professional experience in communications, fundraising, research or relationship management within the not-for-profit or corporate sector.
Opportunity is a child safe organisation. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a National Police Check and adhere to our Child Protection Policy. Opportunity is committed to maintaining an inclusive workplace that values people’s differences and provides opportunities/provisions for all staff to achieve their full potential. We encourage people with disabilities and people from other diverse backgrounds to apply.