About the role
Are you an outstanding project manager who thrives in enabling community-led change, working in multi-sector partnerships, delivers to the highest standard from the grassroots to Board level, and gets how remote, rural, and regional communities work?
FRRR is expanding our delivery team and is seeking a ready-to-hit-the-ground-running Program Manager with exceptional skills in project management, grants program management and evaluation, and relationship and stakeholder management. If this sounds like you and you’d like to align your skills and experience with good purpose in a talented team and organisation committed to the vitality of remote, rural, and regional Australian communities, then this role with FRRR might be for you.
The NSW Grants Program Manager is responsible for leading and managing grant programs that are offered in NSW and building FRRR’s reach and impact across a range of social, economic, environmental outcomes in remote, rural, and regional NSW.
Key responsibilities include:
- Lead and manage the NSW component of the Strengthening Rural Communities grants program incorporating the Small & Vital, Larger leverage, and Disaster Recovery streams. This includes development of the grants application pipeline, oversight of the grants budget for NSW, reporting to donors on grants outcomes; development of new donor partnerships and opportunities to meet needs and priorities, as they pertain to NSW;
- Support retention and development of funding and donor partnerships to grow support to NSW communities;
- Undertake research, development and evaluation in relation to grant-making opportunities, grants outcomes, and emerging trends;
- Build and sustain state-wide, regional, and local relationships and networks within communities, regional development sectors, and issues-focussed networks that align with FRRR’s strategic priorities, to support effective knowledge management and organisational reach, representing FRRR to the highest standards;
- Develop and deliver the NSW community engagement and outreach program in collaboration with other FRRR staff delivering programs and initiatives in NSW;
- Contribute to the continuous improvement of the organisation including granting procedures;
- Contribute to the development and implementation of quality assurance and benchmarking for FRRR’s grant-making practice and evaluation;
- Work as part of a collaborative team of State Grants Programs Managers to deliver on FRRR’s strategic and operating plans;
- Contribute to cross-portfolio coordination and knowledge and practice development;
- Champion remote, rural, and regional NSW communities in their efforts to strengthen the vitality of rural, regional and remote communities;
- Promote, reflect, and champion FRRR’s values and ethics at all times.
About the organisation
FRRR is a national charitable foundation focussed on increasing equity of opportunity in remote, rural and regional Australia. It adopts a partnership and leverage model of philanthropy which harnesses the collective resources of philanthropy, business, and governments to support rural communities to be vibrant, adaptive, and sustainable. Established in 2000, FRRR has distributed more than $115m to over 11,000 projects across Australia to date.
Our strategy is focussed on improving outcomes in the areas of PEOPLE, PLACE, & DISASTER RESILIENCE AND CLIMATE SOLUTIONS. FRRR believes that targeted philanthropic investment and collaboration in these areas will build more vibrant, sustainable, and adaptive remote, rural and regional communities - and a more equitable and prosperous Australia as a whole.
FRRR’s principles of engagement are guided by an understanding that rural, regional, and remote (RRR) communities are in a constant cycle of development and adjustment. As such we support community-led approaches that enable them to:
· Seed & Strengthen by enabling RRR communities to support and resource core social and physical infrastructure;
· Adapt & Evolve by building adaptive capacity across communities and enhancing their ability to cope and adjust to disruption; and/or
· Innovate & Renew by supporting communities to test, scale and embed game-changing initiatives.
To achieve this, we:
· Grant & Develop to provide remote, rural and regional communities with access to grants and capacity building resources and support to address inequity and create opportunities;
· Leverage & Broker to harness FRRR's tax status, knowledge, and networks to support innovation, self-generation, and unlock more giving to address remote, rural and regional community needs; and
· Connect Insights & Learning for policymakers, communities, and funders to connect them with ideas, knowledge and lived experience to influence more targeted and relevant support for rural, regional, and remote communities
Our core values centre around collaboration and constant improvement. We have created a dynamic, flexible, and supportive work environment. FRRR is an Equal Opportunity employer.
FRRR is committed to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of all employees. To achieve this FRRR strives to ensure that employees are not required or permitted to undertake work for which they are not suited and we take appropriate measures to allow work to be done in a manner that will not put any person at risk to their health and safety. As such, new incumbents to this role will be required to complete a Pre-existing Injury Declaration relating to the job requirements.
How to apply
Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Position Description, providing examples of relevant work experience and/or skills alignment. Any application that does not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered. Please send covering letter, resume and key selection criteria responses to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be accepted until 2.00pm 21st May 2021
Enquiries can be made to email@example.com using the subject line: Program Manager enquiry
Please quote in application: NSW Grants Program Manager via Pro Bono Australia.