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Grants Officer FDF HRCPD

Organisation : Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Location : ACT Regional, NSW Regional, NT Regional, QLD Regional, SA Regional, TAS Regional, VIC Regional, WA Regional (Bendigo)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Administration & Office Support

Sector : Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $61,157 plus superannuation

Application closing date : 17 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

FRRR is a national charitable foundation focused on increasing equity of opportunity in remote, rural and regional Australia. It adopts a partnership and leverage model of philanthropy which harnesses the collective resources of philanthropy, business, and governments to support rural communities to be vibrant, adaptive, and sustainable. Established in 2000, FRRR has distributed more than $135m to over 12,000 projects across Australia to date.

Our strategy is focussed on improving outcomes in the areas of People, Place, and Disaster Resilience & Climate Solutions.  FRRR believes that targeted philanthropic investment and collaboration in these areas will build more vibrant, sustainable, and adaptive remote, rural and regional communities - and a more equitable and prosperous Australia as a whole.

FRRR’s principles of engagement are guided by an understanding that rural, regional, and remote (RRR) communities are in a constant cycle of development and adjustment. As such we support community-led approaches that enable them to:

·       Seed & Strengthen by enabling RRR communities to support and resource core social and physical infrastructure;

·       Adapt & Evolve by building adaptive capacity across communities and enhancing their ability to cope and adjust to disruption; and/or

·       Innovate & Renew by supporting communities to test, scale and embed game-changing initiatives.

To achieve this, we:

·       Grant and Develop to provide remote, rural and regional communities with access to grants and capacity building resources and support to address inequity and create opportunities;

·       Leverage and Broker to harness FRRR's tax status, knowledge, and networks to support innovation, self-generation, and unlock more giving to address remote, rural, and regional community needs; and

·       Connect Insights and Learning for policymakers, communities, and funders to connect them with ideas, knowledge and lived experience to influence more targeted and relevant support for rural, regional, and remote communities

Our core values centre around collaboration and constant improvement. We have created a dynamic, flexible, and supportive work environment. FRRR is an Equal Opportunity employer.


We Find Ways Forward - A supporter and positive contributor to those we deal with.

Real World Problem-Solving - Considered, hardworking people that come together to make things happen.

Finding Common Ground - A grounded, connected start point for all we do.

Live the Experience - The best way to lead is through listening, learning, and knowing the facts.

FRRR is committed to protecting the health, safety, and wellbeing of all employees. To achieve this FRRR strives to ensure that employees are not required or permitted to undertake work for which they are not suited, and we take appropriate measures to allow work to be done in a manner that will not put any person at risk to their health and safety. As such, new incumbents to this role will be required to complete a Pre-existing Injury Declaration relating to the job requirements.

About the role

This new role will support the granting and administrative delivery of the Future Drought Fund’s Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought program, between July 2022 and October 2024.

Reporting to the Coordinator Granting and Administration of the Future Drought Fund’s Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought program, the role will be part of a collaborative and agile team that works closely with community based non-profit organisations across Australia to assist in the delivery of drought preparedness activities through Community Impact and Small Network Grants, and other program deliverables.

Working alongside the Senior Program Manager, Coordinator Granting and Administration, Coordinators Community Engagement, and other program staff, the primary remit of the role will be to support the administration of granting mechanisms associated with the delivery of financial support to thirty-five regions via Community Impact Grants, in addition to the delivery of two rounds of Small Network Grants. Where required the position will also assist all program staff with general program administration such as outreach.


To be successful in this role, the following skills and attributes are required:


Essential (Key Selection Criteria):

  1. Minimum of 1-2 years relevant experience in an administrative role with a not-for-profit, or grantmaking
  2. Excellent literacy and numeracy skills and demonstrated ability to complete work at a high standard (intermediate skills in the Microsoft Office suite) ability to complete work at a high standard.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work with high volumes of processing functions and information whilst maintaining accuracy, thoroughness, and exceptional attention to
  4. Demonstrated experience working with customer relationship management
  5. Excellent time management
  6. Ability to problem solve, assist grant-applicants with enquiries, and willingness to help across the organisation when
  7. Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work in an agile way with a strong customer service attitude.
  8. A natural team player who thrives in collaborative, mission-driven, and outcomes-focussed environments


  1. An awareness of place-based models of program delivery, community development and/or co-design principles.
  2. Knowledge of Future Drought Fund investment and activity, and issues affecting remote, rural, and regional communities; including drought and other climatic impacts.

How to apply

This full time position may be based in Bendigo (where FRRR is situated), or anywhere in regional, rural, or remote Australia by negotiation. Flexible work arrangements exist. FRRR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people with diverse cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities.

Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Position Description, providing examples of relevant work experience and/or skills alignment. Any application that does not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered. Applications with a covering letter, CV and key selection criteria will be accepted until 4.00pm 17th November 2022 to email with subject line: Grants Officer Role

A position description can be downloaded from

Interviews will be held week commencing 22nd August 2022.

Enquiries can be made to using the subject line: Grants Officer enquiry


Please quote in application: Grants Officer FDF HRCPD via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Administration_and_Office_Support
Sector: #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy


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