Opportunities at Philanthropy Australia

All current opportunities at Philanthropy Australia are listed here


State Manager SA & WA

Posted on the 21 March 2018, application deadline: 08/04/2018.

Location: Adelaide, SA


We are seeking a skilled and passionate State Manager to support our SA & WA membership. This person will actively seek to ensure a strong leadership position and visible presence for giving and philanthropy in SA & WA through members, philanthropists and the wider public.

To be successful in the role, the State Manager SA&WA will develop and maintain relationships with current and prospective SA&WA philanthropic members, including private, community and corporate foundations.

You will ensure philanthropy practitioner members are engaged and supported by providing the tools and connections through networks, professional development and communications, to be more effective in developing more and better philanthropy.

You will actively participate in the development and delivery of Philanthropy Australia’s strategic and operational plans as a key member of the national membership team.

Philanthropy Australia is the national peak body for philanthropy. We are an independent organisation of trusts, foundations, organisations, families, individual donors, professional advisers, intermediaries and not-for-profits as our membership.

Our purpose is to serve the philanthropic community to achieve more and better philanthropy. We are a growing movement of people and organisations who believe in the importance of giving and our members are proud to leverage their wealth and influence to create social change.

We do this through:

  • Collaboration – helping our stakeholder groups grow philanthropy together;
  • Connections – enabling the sharing of knowledge, innovation and research; and
  • Capability – enhancing the skills of the philanthropic sector.

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Advocacy & Insight Manager

Posted on the 28 February 2018, application deadline: 02/04/2018

Location: Melbourne, VIC (preferred)


The Advocacy & Insight Manager is a leadership role that steers Philanthropy Australia’s policy advocacy activities, working directly to influence Australia’s policy and regulatory framework which supports more and better philanthropy.

You will cultivate Philanthropy Australia’s relations with governments, elected representatives, departmental officials and other relevant stakeholders in the policy development eco-system. You will develop & prepare policy submissions to government, engage with decision makers and influencers, and represent Philanthropy Australia on relevant advisory and consultative bodies.

You will be highly engaged with Philanthropy Australia’s members, developing our policy positions; and you will be skilled in presenting to members about policy developments and the impact on them. You will manage specific research projects, and collate and share insights and information about trends and development within the greater philanthropic landscape.

You will have extensive policy development and advocacy experience, ideally with a specific focus on the giving and not-for-profit sector. You understand the policy and regulatory framework that activates philanthropy, and remain updated on current issues in the philanthropy sector. You demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and enhanced relationship management capabilities. Key to success is your time management, project planning, strong written & oral communications, with experience the preparation of policy submission and publications for diverse public audiences. You are Microsoft proficient.

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Volunteer / Intern

Posted on the 1 January 2018

We’re always happy to have enthusiastic professionals, who have a passion for giving, join our team.

Please email to discover opportunities that may be available in one of our offices around Australia.


How to apply for these roles

To apply for a role at Philanthropy Australia, please provide a written response with a cover letter and address the Selection Criteria along with your CV to:

Mal Lewis

Finance & Operations Manager

Tel – 03 9662 9299

Vision is for a more giving Australia…

Sarah Davies (CEO) launched Philanthropy Australia's Strategic Plan 2017 - 2020 at our 2016 Conference.