- 0.8 – 1 FTE annual salary of $85-$90k + super (pro-rata) based on experience
- 2 Year Contract
- Melbourne or Sydney location
About the Climate Council
The Climate Council of Australia is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. We provide authoritative, expert advice to the Australian public and key decision-makers on climate change and solutions based on the most up-to-date science available. Climate Council was founded in 2013 by thousands of Australians to create a new, independent and 100% community-funded organisation in response to the abolition of the Australian Climate Commission.
Our Vision, Mission and Values
Our vision is that by 2025 Australia’s emissions are on a steep downward trajectory with projects and policies in place to see us cut emissions by 75% by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2035. This represents a transformation in action and attitude from all levels of government, industry, business and community. It also fundamentally improves Australia’s contribution to the global climate challenge, while unlocking benefits/potential of the new economy, and protecting lives, well-being and the natural environment.
Our mission is to be a courageous catalyst propelling Australia towards bold, effective action to have emissions plummet during the 2020s and hit net zero by 2035.
- We are brave and bold
- We are hopeful and solutions focused
- We act with integrity and communicate honestly
About the Role
The Philanthropy Coordinator is responsible for writing grant and funding applications, developing project pitches and impact reporting to donors. The role is also responsible for prospect research, pipeline management and donor administration. The role works collaboratively with the Philanthropy Director on donor relationship management.
The Philanthropy Coordinator reports to the Philanthropy Director and works as part of the wider Community and Fundraising Team. The Philanthropy Coordinator has no direct reports.
The key responsibilities of the Philanthropy Coordinator include:
- Writing grant and funding applications.
- Prospecting, identifying and researching opportunities from individuals and philanthropic institutions.
- Developing collateral, including presentations, to pitch new and existing projects to donors.
- Assisting with donor relationship management and administration, including record keeping.
- Writing acquittal reports and ensuring that donor reporting requirements are met.
- Assisting with additional fundraising programs such as bequests and medium value giving, as required.
- Assisting with fundraising event management.
- Contribute positively to the Climate Council culture and act in accordance with Climate Council values.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications Experience and Skills
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
- Experience and passion for engaging with donors.
- Experience developing and maintaining productive and meaningful relationships with stakeholders.
- Excellent time management skills.
- Advanced communication skills, especially written and/or creative writing, but also verbal.
- Highly efficient and organised, experience managing and implementing processes and procedures.
- Strong research skills, confident in conducting background research on prospects and gathering intel from meetings and events.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a high performing team.
- Short courses in fundraising will be considered favourably but are not essential. The successful candidate must also be willing and able to complete the Fundraising Institute of Australia Code Course (if not already obtained).
You’re passionate about tackling climate change. You care about driving down Australia’s greenhouse gas pollution and ramping up renewables.
Remuneration and Benefits
This exciting and dynamic organisation will continue to be in the public eye, giving those involved an unrivalled opportunity to contribute to the public discourse on climate change. With exposure to some of the leading minds tackling climate change, this role is a unique opportunity.
- 0.8 – 1 FT, annual salary of $85-$90k +super (pro-rata) based on experience
- 2 Year Contract
- Melbourne or Sydney location
- Split of working from home/working from our office in the Melbourne CBD or Surry Hills, Sydney
- Excellent learning and development opportunities
- A strong work culture which is results focused but also supportive and nimble
- A dynamic organisation and experienced team
How to apply
The Climate Council is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, personal appearance, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, or political affiliation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply for all advertised positions.
To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter of no more than 250 words outlining your relevant experience.
Please note that initial screening of applicants will take place in January 2022, with first-round interviews to be held on 20 January, 21 January, 31 January and/or 1 February 2022.
Application close midnight 9th January 2022
If you have any questions regarding the position please email us at [email protected]