About the Role
POSITION TITLE: Grants and Communication Officer
POSITION SPECS: One-year contract, part time (3 days per week)
ORGANISATION: Gandel Philanthropy
LOCATION: Chadstone Shopping Centre, Level 9, Office Tower One, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone Victoria
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 21 June 2018
Key Accountabilities include the following:
Grants (50% of the role):
• Administration of the Gifts Database and all documentation pertaining to the grant applications to Gandel Philanthropy
• Due diligence activities for all grant applicants
• Review, assessment and processing of Australian Community Grants
• Administration of acquittals and progress reports for all approved grants
• Administration of unsuccessful applicants as requested by the CEO
• Administrative and grants support to the CEO, as requested
• Administrative and grants support to grant managers and the grants administrator/personal assistant, as required
Communications (25% of the role):
• Co-ordination and preparation of participation by the CEO and grant managers at Gandel Philanthropy-related functions and events
• Maintenance of the website, sourcing of stories and articles, general updates
• Maintenance and administration of relevant media activities and files of Gandel Philanthropy, including media releases, media templates and so on
• Implementing external promotional, marketing, event based and other activities, as required
• Coordinating and supporting grant recipient visits and presentations
• Support for the production of the Annual Review
• Duties as requested by the CEO
GIFTS database systems and operations (25% of the role):
• Systems administration, data input, maintenance and content production for the GIFTS database and the website
• Liaison and administration of relationship with key IT providers, specifically the website maintenance
• Other IT functions as required
Key skills, competencies and knowledge criteria for this role include:
• Relevant tertiary qualification and/or a minimum of two years’ experience in Trusts/Foundations work, with established and demonstrated experience and understanding of grants processing and administration;
• Demonstrated capacity to deliver high-volume results, ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
• Direct experience with the GIFTS database system;
• Website operations experience or knowledge;
• Intermediate to advanced skills in a wide range of computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Outlook, and experience with using social media;
• Strong communications, writing, relationship and stakeholder engagement skills, including high level of accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects;
• Demonstrated ability to work as part of a small team and ability to contribute to the shared vision of Gandel Philanthropy;
• Personal characteristics should include a demonstrated commitment to community development, integrity, diligence, maturity, resilience, a strong sense of ethics and empathy, self-motivated and adaptable to a changing environment, a team player able to manage varying job requirements.
Appointment to this position is subject to the satisfactory completion of a National Police Check, current Victorian Working with Children Check (employment), current valid Driver’s Licence and the right to work in Australia.
Gandel Philanthropy is proud to be an EEO employer. We support an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity and lifestyle choices.
About the Organisation
Since its establishment in 1978, Gandel Philanthropy has been the main vehicle for the charitable giving by the Gandel family. Gandel Philanthropy is regarded as one of the most prominent private family philanthropic organisations in Australia. The Trust is governed by several Trustees while a small team, led by the CEO, provides management, strategic direction, and administration services and undertakes research and recommendations on related programs, as well as developing new granting ideas and opportunities. Gandel Philanthropy engages in both core philanthropy and proactive, strategic philanthropy that drives better community outcomes and positive social change.
Gandel Philanthropy seeks to support people, projects and organisations committed to building a just, inclusive, sustainable and peaceful society – in Australia and Israel. Its vision is to create a positive and lasting difference in people’s lives, and it directs its support towards those most vulnerable in the community.
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