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Senior Grants Coordinator

Organisation : Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Location : Perth (Subiaco)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Conservation & Environment

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 5 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is a global leader in conservation, providing hope for Australia’s wildlife with a science-informed, land management partnership approach which delivers high impact results. We protect endangered wildlife across 12.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre.   

About the role

~ Join us and provide hope for Australia’s wildlife ~ 

We are seeking an exceptional and highly motivated professional to join our Development (fundraising) team in the role of Senior Grants Coordinator. Based in Perth, the role will suit a talented professional who is passionate about conservation and communicating in a way that showcases your exceptional writing and editing skills, and your ability to understand and present complex content in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences. You will be joining a talented and high-performing national team of development professionals who are committed to creating better outcomes for Australia’s threatened wildlife.  

Your key responsibilities will be responsible for managing AWC’s significant philanthropic grants program. This includes managing a small grants team, as well as both overseeing and delivering all facets of the program: including identifying, writing, submitting and tracking grant applications, as well as reporting to stakeholders and building key internal and external relationships. You will report to AWC’s Senior Executive, Development & Grants, and work closely with our Development Executive (Perth). This role is offered as a parental cover 12-month contract. 

About you 

You are an outstanding and persuasive writer with a passion for saving Australia’s native wildlife and a love for the great outdoors. To exceed in this role, you require: 

  • Exceptional writing skills and the ability to craft compelling applications and proposals. 
  • Strong organisational skills, including the ability to manage complex detail and multiple projects, priorities and relationships. 
  • Demonstrated experience writing winning grant applications, funding proposals, commercial tenders, or similar.  
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a small team 
  • Effective desktop research skills. 
  • A passion for saving Australia’s wildlife. 


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the ongoing growth of an innovative, successful organisation which is helping shape the future of conservation in Australia.  A competitive remuneration package is available for a candidate with suitable professional, commercial or fundraising experience. 


Initial enquiries: 


To learn more about AWC, please visit our website  

How to apply

Position Description : JD - Senior Grants Coordinator

To submit an application, visit our careers page click ‘APPLY’ and follow the prompts to complete an online application form. 

Your application must include a covering letter outlining your suitability for this role, your CV and a sample of persuasive writing that you have written (ie. grant application, business case, or similar). Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be accepted. 

NOTE: applications that do not include a cover letter or writing sample will not be considered. If Shortlisted, you may be asked to complete a short grant-writing exercise in advance of your interview.  

Closing date for applications: Sunday 5 June 2022 

Please note:  

  1. Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa in place that allows ongoing full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position. Sponsorship is not available. 
  2. If you apply for this role, AWC will include you in its ongoing updates and communications about its events, activities and fundraising initiatives. You may opt out of these communications at any time. 
  3. Any application submitted to AWC will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy, available at By providing us with your contact details, your consent to receive communications and direct educational material will remain current until you advise us otherwise. 
  4. Applicants must be able to comply with AWC vaccination policy. 

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

Profession: #Grants_and_Philanthropy
Sector: #Conservation_and_Environment


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