Position title: Grants and Funding Coordinator

Location: Deakin ACT

Classification: Full time position

Applications close: 13 June 2017

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to stop the harm caused by alcohol. Alcohol harm in Australia is significant. More than 5,500 lives are lost every year and more than 157,000 people are hospitalised making alcohol one of our nation’s greatest preventative health challenges.

For over a decade, FARE has been working with communities, governments, health professionals and police across the country to stop alcohol harms by supporting world-leading research, raising public awareness and advocating for changes to alcohol policy.

Position summary

The Grants and Funding is a key position for ensuring the on-going financial sustainability of FARE.

An opportunity exists for an experienced and suitably qualified individual to join our newly created team, following a recent restructure. The role’s primary purpose is to provide support to, and build capacity in the area of external grants, sponsorship and major gifts plan that fulfil FARE’s objectives. Under the supervision of the Director of Philanthropy, the role is responsible for developing and implementing a Corporate and Community Engagement Strategy and stakeholder management.

The position reports to the Director, Philanthropy and Development.

Duties and responsibilities

The activities to be undertaken include:

  • Identify grant funding opportunities and develop applications to public and private sector funding agencies
  • Liaise with various government and service agencies to determine funding requirements and grant eligibility
  • Develop and nurture strong, effective and long-lasting relationships with philanthropic funding bodies and other key stakeholders.
  • Lead all Trust and Foundation grant applications and assist with other programs to help achieve the overall fundraising target
  • Maintain and manage a database of funding opportunities
  • Ensure existing donors are well-stewarded and appropriately recognised by FARE
  • Prepare, implement and undertake engagement strategies on major initiatives and projects.
  • Provide advice and assistance to staff on engagement matters and work independently as required, in response to changing and challenging deadlines.
  • Undertake other fundraising related tasks as required, including drafting engaging content for donor publications, including appeals.
  • Research and identify opportunities to generate new funding pathways
  • Contribute to the development of the strategic fundraising plan, providing evaluation and financial reports
  • Support the Director of Philanthropy and Development.

Skills and experience

Applicants must have the following:

  • Demonstrated fundraising experience, with proven success in Trusts and Foundations submission writing and reporting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders, and to develop and maintain relationships.
  • Ability to handle and own multiple projects and reliable at hitting deadlines.
  • Excellent administration and organisational skills.
  • Self-motivated, flexible and responsive.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent education and experience in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively both autonomously and as part of a team.
  • An understanding of publicity, social media and digital communications.

This position has an attractive remuneration and significant salary packaging benefits that enable you to increase your take home pay by reducing your tax liability. FARE is located in Deakin, Canberra, and offers a friendly, collaborative work environment.

Applicants will need to submit a cover letter of no more than 500 words indicating their suitability for the position, along with a CV. Salary range between $70,000 up to $80,000 p.a., subject to skills and experience.

For more information, you can contact Sharrin Wells on (02) 6122 8600.

Please submit your application by email to sarah.mcbride@fare.org.au, using the subject line: Grants and Funding Co-ordinator by 5:30pm on Friday 9 June 2017.