The Balnaves Foundation is a private family foundation that supports charitable organisations aimed at creating a better Australia through education, medicine and the arts with a focus on young people, the disadvantaged and Indigenous communities.
The trustees are proud of their grant making history, and their approach to grant making, in that they look to contribute beyond the dollars. This is your opportunity to be part of an exciting growth period and contribute to the betterment and enhancement of Australian communities.
The Grants Manager is responsible for managing the Foundations’ portfolio of grants, assessing their impact and ensuring that they are achieving their objectives in the short and long term. Your emphasis will be on building strong working relationships with the charitable organisations supported and applying creative and entrepreneurial thinking, to find ways to enhance the impact of the projects funded and assess how the Foundation could add further value.
In Consultation with the CEO, the Founder and Trustees of the Foundation you will be responsible for assessing applications for new grants and pro-actively researching and seeking new opportunities to present to the Trustees in line with the foundation’s cause areas.
You will also be solely managing the record keeping, administrative function and quarterly reporting to ensure that the grant making operations run smoothly and professionally for all stakeholders.
As the representative of the foundation, you will conduct site visits and attend functions where appropriate, as well as, regularly assessing the impact of projects supported and ensuring they are achieving the agreed objectives outlined in the original proposal.
Success factors of the role
- Some understanding and experience in the not-for-profit landscape and a passion to make a positive contribution to society
- Commercial experience will be highly valued in this role
- The flexibility and desire to attend events which sometimes occur in the evening/weekends
- An enjoyment of the Arts and a desire make a difference with the causes supported
- The ability to be entrepreneurial, creative and show initiative in their role
- A level of comfort in working in a professional family office environment
- A team player with a constructive & collaborative approach
- Strong relationship management and networking skills
- Strong administration, organisation and database management skills
- A degree in a relevant discipline is desirable, but not required
How to Apply
If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, please apply directly to the advertisement with your full resume. If you have any further questions, please contact Diana Linde or Rhonda Newman at Beaumont People.
There is no closing date for this role, all applications will be reviewed as they are received, and successful applicants will be contacted.