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Grants Administrator

Organisation : The Sunrise Project

Location : Melbourne, Sydney, VIC Regional

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Conservation & Environment

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 66,000-80,000

Application closing date : 23 May, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Sunrise Project

Driven by a passion to solve the climate crisis, The Sunrise Project is a team of experienced change-makers, researchers and communications professionals with a mission to scale social movements to drive the global transition beyond fossil fuels. With affiliated programs and staff in North America,  Europe, Australia and Asia, we have developed a unique model of grant making and campaigning that supports networks of organisations to drive powerful change towards our mission.

We have a dynamic and nimble organisational culture. We’re serious about supporting our people to thrive as we tackle the urgent climate challenge.  We believe that a diversity of experiences and perspectives will help us build stronger strategies, teams and movements. We strongly encourage First Nations people, people of colour, people living outside of cities, people living with disabilities and all people from diverse backgrounds to apply. We are continually working on becoming a better workplace for everyone.

About the role

Location Melb/Syd preferred, remote working optional

This role owns the administration component of our funder engagement, and oversees incoming grants. This role organises team workflows, from the production of grant proposals through to the submission of applications and reports. The role is responsible for submitting documents and developing protocols and processes that will ensure we meet deadlines.

The role coordinates multiple, ongoing projects simultaneously and works collaboratively with the team to generate and coordinate the content needed, ensure its quality, and deliver it on time. This requires planning and organising to prioritise and coordinate team resources and tasks.

About You

You are super organised, and have a high attention to detail and a passion for administration. You’re a skilled project manager, you love scheduling, knowing what is due by when, and guiding the team accordingly.

You bring a positive attitude and clear communication to your relationships. You take initiative and can build efficient processes. You’ll be supporting other members of the team to engage with funders, so ideally you’ll have experience with philanthropy, fundraising, or grant-making. You’re good with data and working with financial information. You have good writing skills and enjoy proof-reading.

Skills, knowledge and experience   


  • Strong project administration skills with experience coordinating multiple projects with competing priorities and deadlines.

  • Competency in project management software, ideally Asana or similar.

  • Well-developed administrative and organisational skills.

  • Skills in MS suite including Excel, Word, Powerpoint including data skills and experience with handling and visualising basic quantitative data (e.g. financial)

  • Demonstrated ability in working collaboratively with others to produce written outputs.

  • Strong team-working and team coordination skills. 

  • Clear, direct verbal and written communication skills.

  • A passion for action on climate change and social justice.


  • Systems thinking (e.g. “how can we best handle this project?”) 

How to apply

Position Description : JD ID 169 Grants Administrator_gdoc

Learn More & How to Apply

In our dedication to inclusive hiring, we use the Be Applied system to process applications. Please do not take the time to create a cover letter. Instead, we will be asking you to respond to role-related application questions. Please follow the instructions carefully.


Please quote in application: Grants Administrator via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Grants_and_Philanthropy
Sector: #Conservation_and_Environment



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