Opportunities at Philanthropy Australia

All current opportunities at Philanthropy Australia are listed here.


Executive Support Officer (ESO)

As the Executive Support Officer (ESO) you will play a vital role in actively providing personalised support to enable our CEO, and Senior Management Team (SMT), to optimise their efficiency to deliver high quality operations against our current four-year strategy. This role offers an exciting opportunity to join Philanthropy Australia’s team during a period of significant growth, change and development.

You will be our first point of contact, providing reception, administrative and office support activities for a small national team, including managing general enquiries (phone and email). You will provide the CEO with secretariat support to Council, sub-committees & staff meetings.

Key to your success is demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and enhanced relationship management capabilities. You have strong written & oral communications, strong time & project management, and will demonstrate initiative and an adaptive and flexible approach to ensure a good outcome for all within our small national team. You are Microsoft proficient, and have worked with a CRM software (Salesforce an advantage).

Position description


Application deadline:

6 May 2018

Marketing & Communications Manager

The Marketing & Communications Manager is a leadership role within Philanthropy Australia’s senior team, and a hands-on role in implementing the marketing, media & communications strategy for our peak body organisation.

You will draw on your excellent collaboration and leadership skills to work with PA’s national team to plan and implement the marketing, media & communications to broaden the impact of our brand, membership programme and national & state based events.

You will be responsible for the continuing development and successful engagement of our recently launched web-based digital membership platform, the Better Giving Hub (BGH) by our membership base. Your experience in working with agencies and managing and delivering projects to strict deadlines, building content, reporting and usage monitoring of digital marketing communications, will ensure your success in the role.

Working with a very small marketing & communications budget, you will access your strong interpersonal skills and negotiating experience to leverage discounts and in-kind support from suppliers, critical to providing the kind of service PA needs. Being able to develop positive interactions and cultivate long-term supporters of PA is essential.

You will have a strong track record (7+ years business experience) in marketing, communications, and/or public relations, including proven digital and social media experience; expertise in the digital delivery mechanisms of marketing today. You are able to research, write, and edit marketing communications. You have access to and experience in handling the media. Your interest or experience in the philanthropic sector gives you an edge.

Position description


Application deadline:

6 May 2018

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.