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Organisation : Engineers Without Borders, Austrlaia

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Conservation & Environment, Indigenous, Overseas Aid & Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $65,000 - $70,000 base salary + super and salary packaging option

Application closing date : 30 Jun, 2020

About the role

Role summary and key responsibilities


To maintain and grow a healthy and sustainable portfolio of trusts, foundation and strategic partnerships.


EWB has a healthy diversity of funding sources from government, corporate and university partnerships.  We believe in relationship-based funding partnerships, where our funders are an integral part of the program ecosystem. To build on and strengthen this diversity we are looking to develop our portfolio of trusts and foundations. We are also looking to further develop existing strategic partnership and develop new relationships.

The Grants and Partnerships Coordinator will develop the grant pipeline with trusts and foundations, maintaining close relationships with those partners.  This role will also work closely with others in the team, including the CEO to develop strategic opportunities for partnership and maintain relationships.


Key responsibilities:

  1. Identification and development of relationships with relevant trusts and foundations, aligned with EWB’s strategy and programmatic intent.
  2. Work with the CEO and others, to develop strategic corporate and government partnerships, and ensure these relationships continue to be well-supported.
  3. Work with colleagues across the organisation to write creative, quality proposals and reports to funding partners.
  4. Ensure all current and new funding partnerships align with our Ethical Partnerships Policy and that ethical partnership due diligence is current at all times.
  5. Coordinate and deliver key events in the EWB Calendar including for our EWB Education and EWB Engineering teams.


Selection Criteria

You will have demonstrated success in and/or proven knowledge in:

  • Building warm relationships with funding partners; especially trusts and foundations.
  • Prospecting and identification of strategic grant opportunities.
  • Writing high quality proposals, with the audience in mind.
  • Gathering knowledge from across the organisation, that allows for strategic, creative and agile business development.
  • Planning and coordination to ensure reports and other engagement activities are delivered on time.
  • Streamlining processes for efficiency, and experience working with and improving a CRM, Salesforce preferred.

This role will require you to:

  • have excellent interpersonal skills with a creative, solutions focused approach;
  • be confident working in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment;
  • contribute learning, ideas, feedback, and knowledge across the EWB’s team and a network of partners;
  • proactively engage with a wide range of stakeholders and appropriately identify and respond to opportunities and challenges presented;
  • find inspiration in the potential of the EWB’s vision, strategy and our programs;
  • consistently seek opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of EWB’s processes.

 Engineers Without Borders Australia:

  • Actively encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People to apply.
  • Celebrates diversity and supports an inclusive work place. Please contact us to discuss any personal assistance required to complete this application.
  • Understand that we all have different circumstances and offer adaptable working arrangements.  All staff work part time from the office and part time at home.
  • Can only support the applications of Australian and New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, or those with existing working rights in Australia.


EWB adheres to statutory laws in Australia and foreign countries regarding child exploitation, child pornography and the abuse of children. We are committed to the protection of children from all forms of harm. You will be required to sign a Child Protection Code of Conduct and provide a Working with Children’s Check and a Federal Police check prior to commencement.

Some interstate and overseas travel will be required.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Engineers Without Borders, Austrlaia

Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) is a for-purpose organisation with our National Office and staff team located in Melbourne and volunteer chapters in Victoria, Western Australia, NSW, Queensland, South Australia and ACT.

EWB works within Australia and overseas to improve the knowledge and physical resources of people in need via grassroots engineering programs, capacity development, and sector leadership.

Established in Australia in 2004, EWB has three major focus areas:

  1. developing technology to alleviate poverty and accelerate inclusive sustainable development in Australia and overseas;
  2. redefining engineering as a profession providing stewardship and leadership for a more equitable and sustainable world and;
  3. inspiring and mobilising a global community who believe in a world where technology benefits all.

At EWB, we strongly believe that every engineer can be a change agent for a socially just and sustainable world. This belief drives EWB to lead a movement of like-minded individuals and companies working together to ensure technology is developed to make the world a better place for all.


How to apply

Position Description : Grants and Partnerships Coordinator

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Grants and Partnerships Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.


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