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Organisation : Burnet Institute

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Humanitarian, Research / Medical Research

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $100k per annum + superannuation

Application closing date : 9 May, 2021

About the role

Do you enjoy developing funding applications and building relationships with granting bodies? Are you seeking a meaningful new role within a values driven not-for-profit organisation? Then this could be the role for you!

An exciting opportunity exists for a Manager, Trusts and Foundations to join Burnets Strategic Funding and Partnerships team. In this role you will develop, write and submit applications for funding to national and international trusts and foundations and build strong relationships with key decision makers within granting bodies. In addition, the role will prepare acquittal reports and contribute to the strategic development of the fundraising effort through copywriting support to the wider Philanthropy and Supporter Engagement team.

You will also:

  • Identify in conjunction with Burnet researchers and public health staff projects that are relevant to the interests of national and international Trusts and Foundations.
  • Research available funding opportunities for particular projects and match with the most suitable Trusts and Foundations.
  • Contribute to the assessment and development of appropriate programs and products to advance fundraising activities of the Institute.
  • Assist with key fundraising and corporate events (this may require after hours attendance).
  • Support Executive General Manager, Philanthropy and Supporter Engagement and the wider team in the implementation of major gift asks and reporting requirements.

Refer to the attached position description for full details.

This is a 12-month parental leave contract role. It is a full-time position although candidates looking for 4 days are encouraged to apply and will be considered.


Let’s talk about you

You will possess experience in fundraising and philanthropy, developing donor focused communications, and working with Trusts and Foundations. You will have the ability to successfully initiate and support fundraising projects, translate scientific and technical information into lay terms, and anticipate upcoming issues and adjust work plans accordingly. Your strong organisational skills allow you to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and your excellent interpersonal and communication skills lead to outstanding presentations! With previous experience writing proposals, submissions, and reports, you are comfortable working with databases, manipulating data, and you enjoy interacting with diverse groups of people.  A formal qualification/experience in proposal writing and a relevant tertiary qualification is also essential.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Burnet Institute

We want you to have a successful and meaningful career at Burnet and are committed to providing a supportive workplace environment for all our people. You will be part of a collaborative culture where progressive leadership, innovation, respect, and excellence are valued. Join a team of talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – improving the health of vulnerable communities around the world.

We offer:

  • A monthly accrued day off for full-time staff
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Opportunities for career and professional development


Who are we?

Burnet Institute is a leading Australian, unaligned, not-for-profit, organisation that uniquely links medical research with practical action to achieve better health for disadvantaged communities and help solve devastating global health problems.

Burnet Institute brings together a highly diverse skill base, with more than 400 staff and students working across cutting-edge research and projects to address some of the most relevant global health issues. Institute-wide interdisciplinary health programs Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Disease Elimination, Behaviours and Health Risks, and Health Security, are at the heart of our daily decision making. Harnessing our international and local field presence, our laboratories, and our mixed development and research cultures drives a greater focus on the most relevant health issues and achieves a greater impact as a result.

Whilst our headquarters is in Melbourne, Australia, we also have offices in Papua New Guinea and Myanmar, and are actively involved in research and public health programs throughout Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa. Burnet is the only unaligned organisation in Australia that has dual accreditation with both the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).


Bring your whole self to work

At Burnet, we foster a diverse and inclusive culture. We want our people to feel like they belong and are free to be themselves at work. We have an active Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) Council that works to promote and improve gender equity, diversity and inclusion across the Institute, by developing and implementing strategies informed by both national and international best practice and staff input. Burnet holds an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award from Science in Gender Equity (SAGE).

How to apply

Position Description : Trusts and Foundations Manager PD

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Manager, Trusts and Foundations (Parental Leave Cover) via Pro Bono Australia.


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