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About Us

Australian Ethical is a rapidly growing ethical investment manager listed on the ASX, managing over $10 billion in funds and offering award-winning managed funds and superannuation products.

The Australian Ethical Foundation, supported by Australian Ethical Investment, receives 10% of profits for charitable endeavours. With a focus on addressing climate change, the foundation prioritises funding initiatives aimed at combating its effects on ecosystems and well-being.

Over $9 million has been allocated since 2000 through strategic grants and innovative solutions.

The Head of Foundation role entails overseeing all aspects of the foundation, with significant interaction across the business and responsibility for defining strategic direction, partnerships, fund allocation, and performance evaluation to achieve impactful goals.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

• Align "Strategic Grants" program with AEI's stewardship and advocacy priorities to enhance... Foundation impact.
• Forge partnerships with aligned philanthropic partners to amplify Foundation's priority areas and AEI's stewardship efforts.
• Utilise research to adapt strategy according to emerging trends and methodologies.
• Recommend charities for funding to Foundation Board in line with strategic impact agenda.

Impact Reporting:
• Establish an impact measurement framework.
• Manage grantee impact reporting, including reviewing reports and meeting with charities if necessary.

• Ensure Foundation compliance with ACNC legislation and relevant regulations.
• Implement controls and frameworks for operational management.

Financial Management and Leadership:
• Present Foundation board papers and act on board resolutions.
• Maintain grant commitment and cashflow schedules.
• Prepare funding requisitions and finalise grant MOUs in a timely manner.

Project Management:
• Oversee annual public granting round "Visionary Grants," including application process and assessment.
• Manage correspondence and payments for grant applications.

• Handle public and internal inquiries about the Foundation.
• Engage AE staff with Foundation activities through presentations, volunteering opportunities, etc.
• Collaborate with marketing team to develop content for various platforms.

Qualifications / Experience Required
• 10+ years in philanthropic or NFP sector
• Degree qualified + Masters in Social Impact or equivalent
• Investment knowledge preferred
• Strategic mindset
• Partnership expertise and exceptional stakeholder management abilities
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Ability to collaborate within a team and work independently
• Deep understanding of the philanthropic sector, specifically in climate and nature philanthropy

Why Australian Ethical?
• We offer a competitive salary, including short-term and long-term incentives including access to an Employee Share Plan
• Hybrid work arrangements
• Wellbeing program that includes an extra 5 days of leave above statutory requirement
• Purpose aligned volunteer days
• 20 days paid annual leave with an additional 3 paid days of annual leave over the Christmas period

At Australian Ethical we embrace diversity in our people and thinking. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status.

Join the Team

If this role interests you and you'd love to join the Australian Ethical team, apply here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications via recruitment agencies will not be accepted for this position
Sydney NSW Australia


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