Job Vacancies

Grants Coordinator

November 25th, 2021

Position Description

About us

We’re an independent, charitable foundation working with hundreds of everyday philanthropists to address social issues and create positive, community-led change.

We connect those who can give with those driving positive change. We are currently home to more than 380 sub-funds, led by families, individuals, groups and organisations from across Australia.

Founded in 1997, we have since grown into one of Australia’s largest community foundations with a unique national focus. Each year, we disburse more than 1,000 grants totalling roughly $13 million.

At ACF, we foster a supportive, collaborative, and flexible team environment. You will have the opportunity to be involved in projects that make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. We are an organisation built on strong values: inclusion, agency, courage and fairness. We believe in a fairer Australia – one where social, environmental and cultural justice is the norm, and you should, too.

About the role

The objective of the Grants Coordinator role is to deliver high-quality service to the ACF donor community in relation to grantmaking and engagement opportunities. This role also works with others to administer grantmaking processes in line with ACF’s current grantmaking policy and procedures.

About you

  • You’re a problem solver and confident communicator who is passionate about connecting donors and organisations making a difference.
  • You have meticulous attention to detail and work precisely despite time pressures.
  • You don’t hesitate to take initiative when required, especially when it comes to working with different teams across the organisation.
  • You’re a team player who works cohesively in a small team as well as autonomously. You are committed to building strong relationships with your team as well as external stakeholders.
  • You have strong values and bring a positive and supportive attitude to your work.
  • Relevant professional experience in administering grants and engaging with donors is highly regarded.

How to apply 

For enquiries related to this position, please contact Georgia Mathews, Philanthropy & Engagement Lead, on (03) 9412 0412 or email

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No close date, applications will be open until a suitable candidate is appointed. 


Australian Communities Foundation