Funding Proposal Writer Mentor

Assignment Code: PAU010957

Assignment Title: Funding Proposal Writer Mentor

Host Organisation: Cobargo Bushfire Resilience Centre Inc

Assignment Location: Remote - online

Duration: 3 Months

Proposed Start: 28 Jun 2021

Application Closing Date: 20 Jun 2021

Expression of Interest (EoI)
• Are you passionate about the environment, climate change and power of persuasive language for the public good?
• Do you have 5+ years of experience in copy writing, marketing, communications, and public relations?
• Do you have experience in grant writing, tender proposals, and financial proposals for corporates?
• Are you willing to work in a challenging environment with limited resources?

Primary Purpose of the Position
To develop and design a funding proposal can be adapted aligned to the goals and objectives of prospective private donors, philanthropic organisations, charitable foundations, corporate funder as well as local, regional, and national funding agencies.

Partner Description
The Cobargo Bushfire Resilience Centre Inc was formed in the aftermath of the Badja Forest Road firestorm which in the early hours of 31st December 2019/20 razed half of the main street with the loss of several businesses and four lives. Among the buildings lost was a property belonging to the Ayliffe Family which will be donated as the proposed site of the new Cobargo Bushfire Resilience Centre. The Cobargo Resilience Centre will serve as a public facility and tourist attraction to raise disaster awareness for the public and overseas visitors. CBRC Inc were successful in applying for funding for the Badja Forest Road Bushfire Oral History project from the Australian National Library and Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund. The oral and film history project will feature eyewitness accounts of Badja Firestorm from residents and film footage to contextualise their experiences. CBRC is seeking further funding from private and corporate, donors, philanthropic organisations, and charitable foundations as well as local, regional and national funding agencies.

Role responsibilities and deliverables
Work with the CBRC to:
• Design funding proposal project plan
• Undertake organizational SWOT analysis or similar situational analysis tool to identify how the CBRC want to frame their public reputation, image etc. Specifically for the purposes of developing their funding proposal.
• Collate and synthesize CBRC formation, vision, goals and objectives, financials.
• Conduct brainstorm/ SWOT analysis workshop with governance members to frame public persona, brand, reputation.
• Draft board member biographies
• Co-draft funding proposal
• Engage in regular ABV volunteer group coordination meetings (online).

Over the course of the volunteer assignment, it is expected that the following will be delivered:
• Initial consultation session with project team
• Review/s of project proposal and funding agreement
• Advice and support provided on development of:
o Design funding proposal project plan
o SWOT analysis with board members
• Summary report of support provided to community project team/s

Selection criteria
Formal qualification in Communications, Project Management, Grant Writing, Public Relations, Marketing or a related discipline.

Experience and skills:
• Experience in project planning.
• Experience in management of government grant funding at a community group level
• Excellent written communication skills
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills to be able to work productively with a range of local and technical/professional stakeholders.
• Collaborative, team player with a positive can-do attitude
• Experience working in community development context and/or community events is desirable.

Personal Attributes:
• Patient, tolerant and flexible
• Trauma-awareness / empathy for working with disaster-affected communities.
• Comfortable building relationships remotely (using online communication channels

Please submit your basic Expression of Interest here by no later than Sunday, 20 June 2021 confirmation of the following:
• The role(s) you’re interested in + assignment code
• You have the relevant skills and experience as outlined in the Selection Criteria.
*Please note: At this stage there is no need to write a response to selection criteria.
• Your availability for the dates outlined in the job advert
• Confirmation that you are a registered volunteer with ABV
• If there are any special considerations we would need to make for you

What will happen next?
• ABV will review all applications during week commencing – Monday, 20 June 2021
• Shortlisted candidates will be sent a Terms of Reference (ToR) document (aka Assignment Description) and may be requested to return a detailed Expression of Interest (EoI) addressing the selection criteria in the ToR.
• ABV will communicate with all candidates to let them know the outcome of their application.

ABV is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds are eligible to apply for this position.

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