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Join Our Team

Australian Communities Foundation is creating a fairer and more sustainable Australia by activating a nation of givers.

Our team is dedicated to this mission and led by our four guiding values: inclusion, agency, courage and fairness.

We encourage anyone looking to support positive social change to apply for any relevant positions listed below.

Current Openings

Join the team at Australian Communities Foundation and help us work towards a fairer and more sustainable Australia.

ABOUT US

We’re an independent, charitable foundation working with hundreds of everyday philanthropists to address social issues and create positive, community-led change.

We connect those who can give with those driving positive change. We are currently home to more than 350 funds and foundations, led by families, individuals, groups and organisations from across Australia.

Founded in 1997, we have since grown into one of Australia’s largest community foundations with a unique national focus. Each year, we disburse more than 900 grants totalling roughly $12.5 million.

At ACF, we foster a supportive, collaborative, and flexible team environment. You will have the opportunity to be involved in projects that make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. We are an organisation built on strong values: inclusion, agency, courage and fairness. We believe in a fairer Australia – one where social, environmental and cultural justice is the norm, and you should, too.

Finance and Operations Officer

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Finance & Operations Officer role reports to the Finance & Operations Manager. The objective of the role is to provide ACF with the necessary information and operational infrastructure to manage its financial and operational requirements. 

The role encompasses daily financial processes, legal and regulatory compliance, plus client and operational support.

ABOUT YOU

You’re a problem solver and a confident communicator when it comes to all things finance and operations. You have meticulous attention to detail and work precisely despite time pressures.

You don’t hesitate to take initiative when required, especially when it comes to working with different teams across the organisation.

You’re a team player who works cohesively in a small team as well as autonomously. You are committed to building strong relationships with your team as well as external stakeholders.

You have strong values and bring a positive and supportive attitude to your work.

A tertiary qualification in accounting, finance or similar is essential, you’ll also need a solid understanding of current legislation relating to finance and accounting. Familiarity with Xero and Excel is advantageous.

Experience working in the not-for-profit and/or philanthropic sector is a bonus!

HOW TO APPLY

We will be interviewing as soon as possible so please do not hesitate in sending your application if you are interested in this role. Applications close on Friday 15 January.

Executive Assistant to the CEO

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Executive Assistant to the CEO is responsible for the smooth running of the Executive Office and providing high-level governance and administrative support to the ACF Board and the Company Secretary.

The role reports directly to the CEO and is a critical point of contact for internal and external stakeholders.

ABOUT YOU

You have an eagle eye for detail and exceptional skill at planning and prioritising.

As a key point of contact for the organisation, you are courteous and well-organised, with a friendly and professional demeanour.

You’re a team player who works calmly, conscientiously and can juggle multiple tasks and deadlines at once. 

You have strong values and bring a positive and supportive attitude to your work.

A minimum of three years’ experience in an Executive Assistant role is required; an understanding of ICT and organisational systems is strongly desired.

HOW TO APPLY

We will be interviewing as soon as possible so please do not hesitate in sending your application if you are interested in this role. Applications close on Friday 15 January.

Got a general career enquiry?

Contact us to find out more about working with Australian Communities Foundation.