Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife at 30 sanctuaries in which we own or manage in partnership, covering a total of more than 6.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation.
AWC’s mission - to deliver effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats - is achieved by:
- Operations -delivering effective large-scale land management including fire management, feral animal control, weed control and infrastructure management.
- Science -delivering a nationally-coherent program of ecological surveys with a focus on monitoring key conservation assets and threats, conducting applied research relevant to wildlife conservation, implementing conservation programs including reintroductions, and providing advice to management.
- Fundraising -mobilising finance (primarily, tax deductible donations) from the general public and philanthropists including through effective communication of AWC conservation programs.
We are seeking an exceptional and highly motivated professional to join our Development (fundraising) team in the role of Grants Coordinator. Based in Perth, the role will suit a talented early- to mid-career professional who is passionate about conservation and communicating in a way that showcases your exceptional writing and editing skills, and your ability to understand and present complex content in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences. You will be joining a talented and high-performing national team of development professionals who are committed to creating better outcomes for Australia’s threatened wildlife.
Your key responsibilities will be to coordinate all facets of AWC’s increasing philanthropic grants program, including identifying, writing, submitting and tracking grant applications, as well as reporting to stakeholders and building key internal and external relationships. You will report to AWC’s Senior Executive, Development & Grants, and work closely with our Development Executive (Perth). This role is offered on a 12-month contract.
You are an outstanding and persuasive writer with a passion for saving Australia’s native wildlife and a love for the great outdoors. To exceed in this role, you require:
- Exceptional writing skills and the ability to craft compelling applications and proposals.
- Strong organisational skills, including the ability to manage complex detail and multiple projects, priorities and relationships.
- Demonstrated experience writing winning grant applications, funding proposals, commercial tenders, or similar.
- Effective desktop research skills.
- A passion for saving Australia’s wildlife.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the ongoing growth of an innovative, successful organisation which is helping shape the future of conservation in Australia. A competitive remuneration package is available for a candidate with suitable professional, commercial or fundraising experience.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 28 February 2021
Angela Bowman â Senior Executive, Development & Grants
firstname.lastname@example.org | 0428 562 355
Applications via: australianwildlife.org/work-with-awc/careers/
To submit an application, visit our careers page (linked above), select the relevant job vacancy, click ‘APPLY’ and complete an application form.
Your application must include a covering letter outlining your suitability for this role, your CV and a sample of persuasive writing that you have written (ie. grant application, business case, or similar). Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be accepted.
NOTE: applications that do not include a cover letter or writing sample will not be considered. If Shortlisted, you will be asked to complete a short grant-writing exercise in advance of your interview.
- Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa in place that allows ongoing full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position. Sponsorship is not available.
- If you apply for this role, AWC will include you in its ongoing updates and communications about its events, activities and fundraising initiatives. You may opt out of these communications at any time.