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Grants Partnerships Lead

Organisation : Birth for Humankind

Location : Melbourne (North Melbourne)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Community Support Services

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 25 May, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Birth for Humankind

Established in 2014, Birth for Humankind is a Melbourne-based not-for-profit organisation. We exist to achieve equitable maternal health and wellbeing for all, by providing and advocating for respectful pregnancy, birth and early parenting support for women and birthing people experiencing social and financial disadvantage.

Our programs include:

Doula support: matching clients referred by hospitals, social workers and community services with volunteer doulas to provide continuity of care, personal and emotional support and improved access to services.

Education: targeted, accessible online education for women and birthing people who face barriers to accessing mainstream services.

Research and advocacy: through research, programmatic evidence and modelling best-practice continuity of care we work to influence the maternal health system to better support people experiencing disadvantage.

For more information visit our website:

About the role

The successful candidate will bring excellent grants writing and acquittal skills and, with the General Manager, will develop and implement a funding strategy that includes identifying and building partnership-based relationships with prospective funders.

The hands-on role would suit a self-starter, willing to pick up and manage projects independently, identify tasks that need addressing and prioritise them based on need.

Key deliverables

  • Develop an income generation strategy with clear targets, indicators of success and a plan to engage with new and existing funding bodies.
  • Identify prospective funding over the period from grant makers and partners, and develop and manage a grants pipeline tracker, including reporting on progress and outcomes.
  • Write grant applications and grant reports and acquittals, with input from the team.
  • Build, manage and maintain relationships with prospective and existing grant makers and major donors.

Selection criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field such as fundraising, communications, or extensive relevant work experience.
  • Proven track record in winning and maintaining grants in the non-profit/community services sector, including acquitting grants and reporting on the effectiveness of programs.
  • Ability to clearly communicate organisational goals, objectives and strategy as well as a strong understanding of the program’s directions and needs, so they can be translated into fundable packages for prospective partners.
  • Experience in budget development for grant applications.
  • Strong skills in building relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, especially philanthropic trusts and foundations.
  • Passion for our vision and purpose and commitment to our values.
  • A strong understanding of the not-for-profit sector and key funders and our work. Understanding of the maternal health and/or community social support sector is desirable.

How to apply

Position Description : PD_Grants Partnerships Lead_July22

To apply for this position please submit your CV and a cover letter clearly outlining your suitability for the role, addressing the selection criteria, to by end Wednesday 25 May 2022.

Birth for Humankind welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with a disability. If this describes you, and you are experiencing barriers to applying for this role, please contact us for assistance.


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

Profession: #Grants_and_Philanthropy
Sector: #Community_Support_Services


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