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Philanthropic Grants Coordinator

Posted date: 14 / 01 / 2022

Important information

  • Reference SAHMRI467
  • Employment type PTC - Part-time Contract
  • Location SAHMRI North Terrace
  • Applications close Sunday, 06 Feb 2022
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Part-Time (0.6 FTE), 12 Month Contract

This role is offered as 0.6 FTE. Days and hours can be negotiated with the successful candidate.

SAHMRI is South Australia’s flagship independent not-for-profit health and medical research institute. We are committed to achieving innovative, ground-breaking health and medical research that fundamentally improves the quality of life for all people.

We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated person to identify, write and target compelling grant funding applications and proposals to increase philanthropic income towards health and medical research at SAHMRI.

This varied role is part of a small team, so flexibility, adaptability and a 'can do' attitude are critical.

The role will involve identifying projects for support, cultivating and stewarding relationships with philanthropic grant-making trusts and foundations, submitting funding applications, acquitting grants and providing recognition for philanthropic contributions.

About the role

Key responsibilities include:

  • identifying suitable projects for support by liaising with researchers and SAHMRI's Research Office team
  • managing philanthropic grant submissions, identifying, writing and targeting compelling funding applications and proposals
  • developing and maintaining positive and effective relationships with grant-making organisations
  • acquitting grants and preparing reports
  • assisting with donor stewardship activities, including tours, meetings and events for current and prospective supporters

About You

The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes:

  • Proven success in Trust and Foundations grant submissions and knowledge of the Australian philanthropic landscape
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a clear, communicative and collaborative style and the ability to form strong relationships with a diverse range of people
  • Ability to identify philanthropic opportunities and develop into potential support
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and an understanding of the importance of engaging and recognising supporters in an appropriate manner
  • Experience in managing tight and conflicting deadlines with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in a science or medical environment would be an advantage
  • Sound knowledge in the use of customer relationship management databases

Special Requirements

  • Some out of hours work may be required.
  • DCSI General Probity Employment Screening will be required.
  • Compliance with SAHMRI Immunisation Policy and COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.


Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and our institute is dedicated to grow a culture that pursues, enables and demands research excellence. We are proud of the work we do and work hard as a team to make a positive difference to the community.  Our values of Excellence, innovation, courage, integrity and teamwork are what help us achieve our goals. If these are also your values and goals, apply today.

For the safety and wellbeing of our employees and our community you will need to comply with SAHMRI’s Immunisation Policy which includes, wherever possible, that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please contact us if you have any queries specific to your circumstances.

For a copy of the position description, please click here.

For more information, please contact Dave Simms at


Applications close: 11:29pm ACDT Sunday 6 February 2022


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

SAHMRI is a member of the Athena SWAN Science in Australia Gender Equity program. We have been awarded Bronze status for our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEMM.

Applications close Sunday, 06 Feb 2022


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