Community Grants Administrator



To our valued community; As the novel coronavirus COVID - 19 continues to impact our community and daily lives, we want to assure you that we are monitoring developments very closely and taking all appropriate action. Keeping this in mind, please be aware that our recruitment process, while going ahead as usual, may take longer than average, and we ask that you remain patient during these prolonged periods. The Gold Coast is an outstanding global city proudly looking towards its future.

We are inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity. Here at City of Gold Coast, our commitment to a shared set of values shapes our decisions, actions and behaviours towards achieving the City Vision and our many city priorities. We aim high – we are passionate about delivering the best for our city We add value – we are innovative and make the most of every opportunity We work as a team – our people are great individually, but unstoppable together We take responsibility – we are committed to working safely, being trustworthy and owning our actions About the Position You will be responsible for the administration of the City's Community Grants Programs, through the effective coordination of annual community grant funding programs, communication of grant funding opportunities to community organisations, management and evaluation of grant applications and monitoring of all grant recipients through to acquittal, regular evaluation of the effectiveness of grant programs and the delivery of quality and compliant performance reporting.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: Coordinate the implementation of the on-line grants management program (Smartygrants) across the City. Use the Smartygrants program to administrate and process grant programs within the Community Grants Policy. Coordinate the allocation of grant funding across various programs within the Community Grants Policy.

Convene the evaluation and Councillor panels to assess applications and make appropriate funding recommendations to the Council. Coordinate the advertising of the availability of grant funding opportunities on Council’s website, along with associated priorities and application guidelines. Manage the expectations and accountabilities of prospective grant recipients through effective communication and acquittal processes Answer queries and provide advice and support to internal and external stakeholders (including Councillors).

Draft community grants reports as required for approval by Council. Advise successful and unsuccessful applicants of the grant funding decisions and provide unsuccessful applicants with constructive feedback. Maintain a central register of community grants and provide quality reporting.

Contribute to the continual improvement of the Community Grants Policy. Undertake administrative projects and tasks within the scope of the position. About You You will have experience in administrating a grants program and in using grants softwa.

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28 May 2020


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