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Organisation : Karrkad Kanjdji Trust

Location : Melbourne, Sydney

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Conservation & Environment, Indigenous

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 10 Aug, 2018

About the Role

Position Overview
The Philanthropy Executive – Grants (new role) is responsible for building a strong grants program through:

  1. generating grant income from government grant opportunities, and formal philanthropic trusts and foundations
  2. tracking grant funded projects and fulfilling reporting and acquitting requirements
  3. stewarding KKT’s relationship with grant funders where appropriate
  4. building and maintaining relationships with KKT partners

The Philanthropy Executive – Grants reports to the Director of Development.

Key responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the Philanthropy Executive – Grants, are:

  1. Generate tied income from government and philanthropic grant funders
  2. Research and identify grant opportunities, develop strategies for engaging grant funders, and implement grant solicitation (develop and write grant applications)
  3. Manage a portfolio of grant funders
  4. Support other KKT staff in writing grant applications and acquitting grant funding
  5. Work with KKT’s partners to monitor grant-funded projects and ensure milestones are achieved and that project managers are aware of grant related obligations
  6. Coordinate acquittal reports, including financial and technical reports and any other obligations or recognition requirements of KKT grant funders
  7. Review grant related systems and processes, lead the development of any necessary changes and train others.
  8. Contribute to organisational and board reporting
  9. Other duties, as required from time to time, consistent with the position grading.

KKT is a small organisation, and opportunities to work across the organisation on different projects will become available, in line with the successful candidate’s skills and career ambition. KKT is also committed to the professional growth and development of its staff and will support this were possible.  

Selection Criteria

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience (preferable within a relevant sector)
  • In depth understanding of the Australian grant-making sector
  • Excellent written communication skills applied directly to grant writing and reporting
  • Demonstrated understanding of complex grant requirements, contracts and agreements
  • High level of organisational and planning skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to review and improve processes
  • Commitment to environmental conservation and an interest in Australia’s cultural heritage
  • High level relationship management skills
  • Experienced in the use of databases


  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of project management
  • Willingness to travel to remote parts of Australia unsupervised
  • Experience working with indigenous people and indigenous communities (or strong willingness to do so).

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Karrkad Kanjdji Trust

The Karrkad Kanjdji Trust (KKT) was established in 2010 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of West and Central Arnhem Land and its contiguous marine areas. We support Indigenous-owned land and sea management organisations as they implement environmental and cultural projects that reflect the priorities and values of the Traditional Owners. Through incubating compelling projects and partnering with some of Australia’s leading philanthropists, we are conserving endangered landscapes and species, improving education and technical skills transfer, and safeguarding Indigenous knowledge systems and cultural heritage. 

Karrkad and Kanjdji refers to the stone country highlands and the savanna lowlands of Warddeken and Djelk Indigenous Protected Areas, two million hectares of iconic land and sea country stretching from the eastern boundary of Kakadu National Park to the Arafura Sea.

The organisation consists of a small team of highly committed individuals as well as an active and engaged board working from different parts of Australia.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Stacey Irving

Email : stacey.irving@kkt.org.au

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Philanthropy Executive – Grants via Pro Bono Australia.


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