JOIN OUR TEAM: Partnerships Coordinator - Fundraising

The organisation:

The Climate Council is an independent not-for-profit organisation with the largest media presence of any organisation in Australia communicating on climate change.

The Climate Council re-launched as a not-for-profit because of an outpouring of support from the community who were concerned about the loss of an authoritative, independent voice on climate science. This unprecedented groundswell of support saw a crowd-funding campaign generate more than a million dollars in just over a week. We like to call it ‘people powered science.’

The Climate Council is a world leader in effective climate change communication, including the translation of complex science so that ordinary people and policy makers can make informed decisions related to climate change. This exciting organisation gives those involved an unrivalled opportunity to contribute to the public discourse on climate change, whilst working with some of the best climate communicators, researchers and experts in the world – in an innovative, strategic, tech-driven communications organisation.

The role:

This brand new role is critical to the success of the fundraising team. The Partnerships Coordinator will write extensive grant and funding applications, as well as managing lead generation and research, developing project pitches, relationship management, impact reporting and pipeline management.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Writing grant and funding applications.
  • Prospecting, identifying and researching opportunities.
  • Writing project pitches and presentations.
  • Developing collateral for pitching.
  • Assisting with donor relationship management.
  • Writing acquittal reports and ensuring that reporting requirements are met.
  • Assisting with additional fundraising programs such as bequests and medium value giving.
  • Assisting with fundraising event management.

About you:

You have great writing skills, excellent time management skills and are passionate about engaging donors. You’re a strong communicator and can write persuasively. You’re innovative, have great ideas for improving processes and like to work in a fast-paced team.

Key requirements

1. Communications – Written and Verbal

  • You have strong written communications skills and can translate complex projects into compelling applications and collateral.
  • You have a track record of writing persuasive documents.

2. Process Management

  • You’re highly efficient and organised, and have experience managing and implementing processes and procedures.

3.You’re a great researcher

  • You’re great at conducting background research on prospects and as well as gathering intel from one-on-one meetings and fundraising events.

4. Relationship Management

  • You’re experienced at developing and maintaining productive and meaningful relationships with a range of stakeholders.

5. Strong personal drive and integrity

  • You go above and beyond to ensure your donors are engaged and well informed.
  • You’ve worked collaboratively as part of a high performing team.

Even if your experience only matches some of the points above, we’d still love to hear from you. We encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply for this role.

The Rewards:

The Climate Council is Australia’s fastest growing climate change NFP with a strong base of existing donors and supporters. This is your chance to be a driving force behind the growth of the Climate Council, expanding our capacity and increasing our impact by driving philanthropic engagement with the organisation. You’ll get to work with a fast-paced team of communicators, researchers, campaigners and fundraisers and also have access to:

  • A Flexible working program
  • Paid parental leave package (staff employed for more than 12 months)
  • Excellent professional development and learning opportunities
  • For the right applicant, there will be significant growth opportunities in this role

The salary range for this role is $60,000 to $65,000 ( plus super, FTE) dependent on experience.

To apply to this position please submit your cover letter, CV and response to Key Selection Criteria to [email protected], using the subject line: Partnerships Coordinator