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Partnerships and Grants Officer

Gumala Aboriginal Corporation

Gumala Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) works to alleviate poverty and promote self-determination for the Banjima, Yinhawangka and Nyiyaparli people of the Pilbara region in Western Australia.


GAC represents the Banjima, Yinhawangka and Nyiyaparli people of the Pilbara region in Western Australia. GAC was established in 1996 following negotiations with Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, to advocate for the collective interests of the Traditional Owners.

We are a membership-based organisation and serve around 2,000 Members across Western Australia, Australia and the world.

At GAC we believe in building strong relationships both within our team and with our members. Our core values consist of Family, Respect, Culture, Leadership and Honesty. We strive to create an environment where every team member feels like they are part of a supportive and inclusive family.

We are proud to be one of the largest Aboriginal Corporations in Australia with our head office located in Tom Price and the corporate office situated in the heart of Perth CBD.


Gumala Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Partnerships and Grants Officer to join our Perth team on a 12-month Fixed term contract (with the possibility of extension).

Reporting to the Public Relations and Communications Manager, you will be primarily responsible for developing opportunities for collaboration and partnerships; and identifying and applying for grants. The objective of this role is to secure alternative sources of funding for Gumala projects and programs.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and maintaining a strong network with stakeholders
  • Expanding various registers including suppliers, donors and partnerships register
  • Researching and applying for grants and other funding opportunities
  • Preparing and submitting funding application including EOIs, proposals, presentations, briefings and grant applications
  • Monitoring grant expenditure and ensuring adherence to budgetary guidelines


  • Tertiary qualification in Marketing, Project Management, Commerce or other relevant tertiary qualification
  • A confident communicator
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Strong time management skills and attention to detail
  • Understanding of grant-related legislative and compliance requirements
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Current WA Drivers License


  • Competitive salary package including the opportunity to salary sacrifice.
  • Work-life balance including flexible working arrangements.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme.
  • 40-hour work week in return for 6 weeks on Annual leave.
  • Annual shutdown.
  • Opportunities to grow your career including professional development assistance.
  • Friendly team.
  • Active GAC Social Club and regular events.

Here at GAC, we pride ourselves on fostering a culture of belonging, respect, and growth. We care about our people and the communities in which we live and work while we recognise and celebrate our strengths and successes. At GAC we highly believe in people development, and you will receive every opportunity for growth.

As an equal-opportunity employer, Gumala Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) values inclusivity; promotes a workplace that actively seeks to welcome contributions from all people, including, but not limited to; genders, cultural backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, disability & neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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