National Funding Coordinator (volunteer)


Role Title National Funding Coordinator (volunteer)
Role Supervisor National Co-Coordinator
Time Commitment 4 hours per week
Location Work from home / or at existing State/Territory office
Closing date Friday 19 October, 2018
Organisational Background The Welcome Dinner Project is a non-profit organisation which has been connecting newly arrived people with established Australians over pot-luck dinners in local homes and community spaces since 2013.  We are looking for people who are passionate about diversity and connection within their community to raise funds to support the ongoing work of the Welcome Dinner Project across Australia.
Organisational Purpose To enable people of all cultural backgrounds to share their food and their stories in a space of love, respect and listening so they feel valued, discover their connection to the broader community and are animated to take action from that space.
Organisational Values
  • Welcoming
  • Accessible
  • Belief in everyone’s worth, contribution and story
  • Deep listening
  • Community-centred and community-driven
  • Work to break down barriers
  • Details focussed
  • Positive yet gutsy
  • Imaginative and creative
  • Systems thinking
Who our volunteers are We actively seek a diversity of representation in our volunteer community and are working towards having an equal number of newly arrived and established Australian volunteers in our team.


Our volunteers are people who really care for their community and want to see positive change within it.  

They have the following qualities and skills:

  • Working together with others in a spirit of collaboration
  • Flexibility and reliability
  • Enthusiasm and friendliness
  • Fun-loving attitude
  • Committed to building relationships and passionate about working with people from all cultural backgrounds
  • Organisational skills, including responsiveness to emails/phone calls
Purpose of role/description of role The National Funding Coordinator plays a vital role in supporting the ongoing operations of WDP’s National office. This role is supported by and reports to the National Co-Coordinators and the Board lead of the Resources Committee.  

The National Funding Coordinator acts as a catalyst and helps in raising funds to be used to execute the objectives of the WDP. It is her/his responsibility to communicate information across all levels of the organisation to keep the other employees/volunteers informed about all activities. S/he directly works along with the Resource Committee / National Co-Coordinators to understand the proposed activities, resource allocations, and the total budget required for specific needs. After planning requirements, s/he approaches fund providers with proposals, and monitors funding outcomes.

Outline of volunteer’s responsibilities / list of tasks
  • Liaises between WDP and funders
  • Develops effective proposals and reports based on identified requirements
  • Engages in periodical meetings to understand the need of fundraising and procedures necessary to obtain funding
  • Understands WDP’s needs and searches for appropriate funders or related supporters
  • Researches effective and authentic funding opportunities and proven track record
  • Gathers and presents accurate information to potential funders
  • Ensures that all proposals are in accordance with a funder’s requirement
  • Prepares budget plans and allocation along with the planning and finance department in accordance with each requirement
  • Oversees the final budget chart to gain information and report to the funders
  • Provides detailed reports to the funders and the Board with respect to WDP’s progress
  • Monitors paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs
  • Ensure that the funds are utilised in a proper way as planned
Skills / experience / attributes needed Essential:

  • You believe in WDP’s purpose and values
  • You have a passion for creating a culture of welcome in Australia
  • You are friendly, self-aware, emotionally intelligent and culturally competent
  • You are willing to learn and give and receive feedback, contributing to our culture of growth
  • You are organised and details focused
  • You have excellent analytical and presentation skills
  • You have excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • You are effective in relationship building in order to maintain good relations with all WDP staff, volunteers, Board members, and funders
  • You are proficient in identifying opportunities and delivering results accordingly
  • You skilled at writing, planning and strategizing
  • You have advanced computer skills


  • You understanding issues being faced by newly arrived people to Australia with an ability to communicate effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
  • You have previous proposal writing experience
Outcomes / goals
  • High level of volunteer satisfaction
Training and support
  • Ongoing online professional development opportunities
  • An annual retreat to builds the team for the year ahead and set strategic goals
  • Extended networks across Australia
  • Extensive professional development opportunities
  • Professional reference
How to apply Email with your resume and cover letter detailing how your skills, experience and attributes meet what we’re looking for.

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