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Grant Writer

Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation

Literacy is freedom!

  • Contribute to solving intergenerational disadvantage through education
  • Dedicated grants role
  • Set your hours for 3 days per week equivalent


The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) is a national charity dedicated to raising language, literacy and numeracy standards in Australia. Our award-winning programs address early language and literacy in English and First Languages with a particular focus on Indigenous, refugee and marginalised Australians.

ALNF has a part-time (3 day a week) position at our Head Office in Edgecliff (currently working from home) for an experienced and motivated Grant Writer to join our dedicated team. This role offers flexibility, and a dynamic and exciting work environment with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of marginalised Australians.

For general information on ALNF please visit: www.alnf.org and https://www.youtube.com/user/TheALNF


In this role, you will write, secure funding and manage grants for ALNF’s 6 core national programs through private philanthropy, government and corporate organisations. Reporting to ALNF’s Director of Communications, you will:

  • Work closely with the Programs and Communications teams to understand ALNF’s programs and their Theories of Change, and priorities for funding.
  • Proactively identify and pursue Australian and international grants and other funding opportunities.
  • Manage a detailed, prioritised calendar to ensure an adequate pipeline of applications.
  • Proactively seek collateral to support applications and reports, such as case studies, testimonials, images etc.
  • Develop and maintain professional and warm relationships with funding stakeholders, and proactively determine their priorities and preferences.
  • Source evidence and data to clearly and accurately demonstrate program need and outcomes against the Theories of Change.
  • Manage records of accumulated evidence and data related to ALNF’s Theories of Change.
  • Research, write and submit compelling grant applications.
  • Arrange and manage contributors and content as required.
  • Effectively manage all reporting requirements including report writing and submitting acquittals.
  • Work with the Programs Team to source evidence of success against organisational and project-specific KPIs and outcomes.


Qualifications and experience

  • Proven success in grant writing and reporting, ideally in a not-for-profit environment.
  • Tertiary qualification in relevant discipline and/or over four years’ experience in a grant writing role.
  • Proven ability to write proposals and reports that are succinct, professional and compelling - with the capacity to adjust style to suit various audiences.
  • Proven stakeholder and relationship management skills including the ability to engage and establish professional and warm rapport with people at all levels.

Your skills and attributes

  • Excellent and accurate writing skills.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, collaborative, reliable and responsible.
  • Understanding of the Australian and international funding landscapes.
  • Able to competently and rapidly understand program work and fundraising activities to accurately express in writing.


  • Experience working with refugee/Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Interest and/or experience in early years education.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and those from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. ALNF is an equal opportunity employer.

Please direct any enquiries to Philippa Pryor: philippa.pryor@alnf.org using the subject line: Grant Writer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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