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Research and Development Coordinator

Organisation : World Wide Fund for Nature Australia

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy, Policy & Research, Sales & Business Development

Sector : Community Development, Conservation & Environment

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 3 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : World Wide Fund for Nature Australia

WWF’s global vision is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world’s leading, independent conservation organisation.

We are active in over 100 countries and have close to 5 million supporters internationally. In Australia and throughout the oceanic region, we work with governments, businesses and communities so that people and nature can thrive within their fair share of the planet’s natural resources.

WWF's mission is to halt the decline of threatened plants and animals and to support their recovery. We do this by addressing the threats that affect them using the best available science while working in partnership with communities, Indigenous groups, government, and business. The world is changing fast. Our wildlife and wild places face unprecedented challenges. The result is people yearn more for nature and are connected with each other like never before.

We know that we can achieve more by partnering, sharing, empowering communities, forming alliances and building a movement for the environment.

Working together is the answer. It is our goal to bring about this unified voice for nature.


About the role

  • Join one of the world’s largest and most respected conservation organisations
  • 5 Star Green Office in Ultimo
  • Workplace flexibility including monthly RDO
  • WWF-Australia Office location negot.
  • 2 year Fixed Term Contract


The Research and Development Coordinator supports the growth and development of major giving and government income at WWF-Australia through the delivery of prospect research, grant and report writing, and other support processes. The role is responsible for coordinating prospect prioritisation and processes for effective move management, including the identification of grant opportunities.

Additionally, the occupant develops sophisticated stakeholder communications including grant applications, proposals, and reports


Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Demonstrated strong administrative, organisational and logistics skills with high attention to detail and process orientation.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and in CRM databases used for analysis and reporting.
  • Knowledge of, and interest in philanthropic giving and government funding.
  • Demonstrated experience in research, preferably within a fundraising work environment.
  • Substantial written communication skills including an ability to create visual and written content.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with diverse groups and deal sensitively with people and personal information.
  • A proven ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a high performing team including competent verbal skills


The ideal candidate will have an ability to work both autonomously and constructively within a team and be aligned with WWF’s vision, mission and I-CCaRe Values – Integrity, Courage, Collaboration and Respect.


WWF values diversity and is building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) community members, and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


WWF-Australia staff work in teams and in regional and remote communities. To protect the health and safety of WWF-Australia team members and people in regional and remote communities, WWF-Australia requires all persons who apply for employment at WWF-Australia after 25 October 2021 to provide evidence that they have received the first and second courses of an Australian government-recognised COVID-19 vaccination before a job offer can be made.

How to apply

Please see the job description for further details. Applicants can apply via - hit APPLY NOW to be directed 

Only those applicants applying online via the eRecruitment System will be considered.

Please name your documents with last/first name & include: (1) a cover letter/statements against the selection criteria & (2) your resume (CV), including two referees.

Closing Date: 9AM 03/06/2022


Please quote in application: Research and Development Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Fundraising, #Grants_and_Philanthropy, #Policy_and_Research, #Sales_and_Business_Development
Sector: #Community_Development, #Conservation_and_Environment



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