Grants Coordinator

Friday, 26 Jul 2024

The Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation are embarking on a journey of strategic growth. We are looking for a Grants Coordinator to join the expanding Philanthropy & Partnerships team in this newly created role. This is an exciting time to join a passionate, purpose-driven organisation making a positive philanthropic impact to the lives of women, children and families.

Vacancy: Full time or Part time 0.8FTE, 24 month contract.

As Grants Coordinator you will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of grant-seeking including: identification and research of aligned philanthropic partners, coordination of a calendar of grant-funding opportunities, writing concise and compelling grant submissions, and managing a portfolio of relationships with philanthropic funders. You will also provide support to colleagues through delivering prospect research briefings and profiles and assisting with the development of fundraising proposals and communications.

The principal responsibilities are to:

  1. Coordinating a portfolio of grant funding opportunities from trusts, foundations and other philanthropic partners.
  2. Writing compelling grant submissions and fundraising proposals that are successful in generating revenue.
  3. Delivering high-quality stewardship of philanthropic partners through timely reports, impact updates and communications.
  4. Providing support to colleagues in the Philanthropy and Partnerships team through prospect research and the development of fundraising proposals and communications.

You will have:

  • An interest in supporting the health and wellbeing of women, children and families.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with relevant experience in preparing written grant applications, sponsorship proposals, profiles and/or briefings.
  • An enthusiastic self-starter mentality, with the ability to manage multiple projects, prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
  • A strong attention to detail with demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to research, analyse and evaluate information to prepare written briefings, grant submissions and prospect profiles.
  • The ability to work collaboratively and foster strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proficiency with relational databases (Raiser’s Edge NXT experience preferred), and high competence with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Prior knowledge of philanthropy, philanthropic organisations, and high net worth populations is advantageous.
  • Experience in working within an effective team and ability to work in an environment based on communication and trust.

Join an organisation that boasts exceptional levels of employee engagement and satisfaction, including two years of winning of Xref Engage’s Best Workplace Award.

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To apply, please submit your application via We will be reviewing applications as we receive them. Early submission is encouraged to ensure your application is considered.

To be considered for this position, your application must include a cover letter that addresses the principal responsibilities. Interviews will be held on the 16th and 17th July 2024.