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Philanthropic Grants Coordinator

Organisation : RSPCA Victoria

Location : Melbourne (Burwood)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Animals

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

About the Role
We are currently searching for an experienced and self-motivated Philanthropic Grants Coordinator, who will be responsible for the end-to-end management of RSPCA Victoria’s grant activity. This position contributes to the diversification of revenue streams for RSPCA Victoria so that we can achieve our goal of ending cruelty to all animals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the end-to-end delivery of grant activity across RSPCA Victoria to meet budgeted targets, timelines, and organisational needs.
  • Conduct grant research, identify prospective opportunities, write and submit compelling, evidence-based applications to secure income as well as managing and acquitting awarded grants.
  • Establish and manage the RSPCA Victoria Grants Committee to identify and maintain a matrix of strategic projects matched with funding opportunities, and to provide support and  guidance to committee members as needed.
  • Build and foster collaborative relationships with key stakeholders across the organisation to successfully identify, manage and acquit secured grants in a timely manner.
  • Manage and maintain positive and effective relationships with granting organisations to build awareness and appreciation of RSPCA Victoria within state, national and international grants sectors.
  • Manage grants administration responsibilities including calendar of granting opportunities and key deadlines, accurate and timely database records, writing reports and acquittals.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Philanthropic business plan to build the RSPCA Victoria Grants Program and grow income in accordance with broader organisational goals, within budget.
  • Manage knowledgebase of current and best-practice trends and challenges in the grants sector and ensure continuous improvement initiatives are integrated to grow revenue for RSPCA Victoria.
  • Contribute to a positive and inclusive work environment by effectively communicating and working collaboratively with peers across all departments, and consistently behaving in accordance with the RSPCA Victoria values and associated policies.
  • Take reasonable care for the safety of oneself and others, whilst contributing to safe work practices at RSPCA Victoria by knowing and complying with all WH&S policies and procedures.

What we are looking for

  • Tertiary qualification in fundraising, communication/marketing, or in a related/relevant discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a grants program, with a proven track-record of researching, writing/securing philanthropic and/or government grants
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills, ability to synthesise a diverse range of information and evidence and produce concise, compelling applications, factual reports/acquittals, and emotive stories
  • Proven interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate effectively and develop positive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated understanding of current grants and fundraising trends, techniques and challenges
  • Demonstrated self-management capabilities, with ability to work independently, flexibility to prioritise a range of competing demands and work to deadlines
  • Outstanding administrative and time management skills, high level computer skills, attention to detail and methodologies reflected by accurate data-keeping, calendar and record management
  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector
  • Position requires a valid driver’s license
  • Willingness to undergo a National Police Check

What we can offer you

  • Encouraged work-life balance and a broad range of leave entitlements, including annual leave, personal leave, additional leave (6 days per year pro-rata), purchased leave, paid parental leave, study leave and paid family and domestic violence leave
  • Access to a range of mental health and wellbeing supportive initiatives, including confidential counselling services, education programs, access our Parents and Carers platform that has a wealth of resources to support working parents and carers
  • Generous discount on products and services, including Hill’s pet food, Hush Puppies footwear and RSPCA Victoria retail and vet clinic products and services
  • Salary packaging and novated lease arrangements on offer with leading provider, Maxxia
  • Access to a range of learning and development opportunities that will benefit and support you in your role.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : RSPCA Victoria

About RSPCA Victoria

RSPCA Victoria is a non-government, community-based, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is ‘ending cruelty to all animals’. We are Victoria’s best-known and most respected animal welfare organisation.

Our organisation’s purpose is to work with the community to achieve outstanding animal welfare through education, advocacy, animal care and protection. RSPCA Victoria’s values - clarity and accountability, respect and consideration, and expertise and collaboration - set clear expectations for all our staff and volunteers.


How to apply

How to apply
To learn more about our organisation and this job opportunity, please visit our website at  and download the Position Description attached to this advertisement for more details. Alternatively, please contact our Philanthropy Manager – Sarah Kimball at

If this role is of interest to you, submit your application with your cover letter and resume, addressing how you meet the selection criteria. Applications close on Sunday 28th of November 2021.

RSPCA Victoria is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and we strongly encourage people from all cultural backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are welcome to access RSPCA Victoria’s Diversity & Inclusion Policy here. 



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

Profession: #Fundraising, #Grants_and_Philanthropy
Sector: #Animals

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