Grant Development Advisor - Tenders Global

Grant Development Advisor

Macquarie University


• From $104,726 – $113,545 (HEW Level 7), plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading.
• Full-Time, continuing position. Based at Wallumattagal campus, North Ryde.
• Become an important member of a high performing team and fast-growing program.


The Grant Development Advisor provides tailored advice and guidance to researchers to identify and apply for relevant competitive research funding schemes. The role has a broad responsibility that includes coordinating the submission of applications to externally-funded competitive research grant schemes, supports and coordinates internal EoI processes, and administers internal research funding schemes.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide expert advice and guidance to researchers on relevant competitive funding schemes (major, short notice and/or non-traditional) including timeframes, budgets, eligibility requirements and clarity of responsibilities, and promote and encourage research participation across the University.

  • In direct consultation with researchers and Grant Development managers, this role will coordinate, compile, review, and aid in delivering competitive and high-quality grant applications for external, competitively assessed funding schemes.

  • Coordinate the compliance and eligibility check process for external grant submission, including regularly updating the compliance and eligibility check lists according to updates/changes to various external funding schemes.

  • In conjunction with Director, Grants and Awards, coordinate the universities management of internal research funding schemes, including coordination of internal assessment panels; updates to funding guidelines, coordination of documentation, and regular/ongoing process improvement to ensure efficient and effective coordination of internal research funding schemes.

  • Comply with relevant EEO and WHS regulations.

  • Perform any other duties as required and appropriate for this classification.

About Us

The Grant Development Team provides leadership and support for researchers and their collaborators in their planning, development, and submission of competitive research funding applications. Led by 4 Grant Development Managers and supported by 6 Grant Development Advisors and 2 Grant Development Administrators, this team is the hub of competitive research funding expertise at Macquarie University.

This role is perfect for someone looking to join a supportive, dynamic, and highly productive team and who seeks to grow their grant development skills in an encouraging environment.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 58 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we have grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today .

To Apply

Applicants MUST address the below selection criteria in a covering letter in no more than 2 pages. Applicants are encouraged to use the STAR method for responding to the below criteria. Failure to provide responses to these criteria will impact the shortlisting process. In other words, responding to the criteria is an eligibility criteria for this role.

Selection Criteria

  • Knowledge of competitive research funding schemes, including a demonstrated ability to understand and interpret funding guidelines, eligibility criteria, and funding requirements of external agencies. 

  • Demonstrated ability to listen and assess the needs of clients, and experience in providing constructive strategic feedback, advice, and recommendations to a diverse range of stakeholders in a research context.

  • Demonstrated high level of initiative and organisational skills including the ability to coordinate and constructively contribute to process improvement initiatives.

  • Extensive administrative experience in a research environment, including working with research systems, collecting, and analysing data, contributing to the drafting of internal reports and administration of internal funding including grant review panels.

Role-specific Enquiries: Erin Semon, Director, Research Grants & Awards, [email protected]
General Enquiries: Bill Egarchos, HR Administrator, [email protected]

Application Close Date: Sunday, 26th of November, 11:59pm, Sydney time

If you’re already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you’ll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

Applications Close:

26/11/2023 11:59 PM

Diversity and Inclusion

Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

Flexible Work

At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub .  

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