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Grants Officer

Refugee Advice and Casework Service

About RACS

RACS is one of Australia’s oldest and most successful dedicated community legal centres with a vision of justice and dignity for refugees and a world where those who seek Australia’s protection are able to live their lives with dignity, security, family unity and freedom.

Our work is premised on a commitment to fundamental human rights, human dignity and international protection. RACS demonstrates this commitment through its independent, impartial and professional advice; the integrity of its staff and volunteers; its belief in continuous learning, including through partnerships with other organisations; and the fair and flexible conditions it provides for staff and volunteers.

The Role

A newly created position the primary role of the RACS Grants Officer is to work alongside to the RACS Fundraising team to ensure the sustainability of our free legal service to refugees and people seeking asylum. The RACS Grants Officer will report to the RACS Fundraising Manager. The successful applicant will be working at RACS’ main Randwick office, with working from home requirements as necessary and on agreement with the RACS Fundraising Manager. The primary responsibility of the RACS Grant Officer is to research, write and acquit funding grants for RACS.

  • Work with the RACS legal team to understand the programs and their priorities for funding.
  • Proactively research and identify grant opportunities through the scrutiny of funding criteria, grant eligibility and previously funded projects, as well as effectively match RACS’ projects with that of the funding organisation.
  • Write and submit compelling grant applications.
  • Oversee and monitor a detailed, prioritised grant opportunity calendar to ensure an effective pipeline of applications.
  • Manage existing and successful grants, ensuring the acquittal process is met; including the submission and preparation of any reports that may be required.
  • Communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Meet the reporting requirements of the Leadership Team, including the maintenance of our Salesforce reporting systems as required for your area of responsibility

What's on offer

RACS offers excellent staff benefits including:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Additional paid leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Ongoing employee development and training

RACS is committed to working together to achieve a more inclusive community. Our workplace strives to be one that embraces and celebrates diversity and the wide range of skills, expertise and experience we can all bring to strengthen our dynamic, collaborative and responsive environment. RACS encourages people from all backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people that identify as LGBTIQ+ and people with disabilities. RACS welcomes applications from those with the lived experience of seeking asylum, including those on temporary visas.

A position description is attached.

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