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  • Opportunity to make a difference through partnerships and investment strategies
  • Full time 1-2 year fixed term contract with the possibility of extension
  • $131,046 – $136,245 + 10.5% super + generous NFP salary packaging benefits + bonus leave + flexible working arrangement

About Us

Children’s Ground is working to create an environment where families realise their aspirations for the next generation of children to be free from trauma and suffering, enjoy equity and safety, be able to grow into adulthood happy and healthy, and have agency over their social, cultural, political and economic life.

About the Job

You will be part of a bold, independent Not-For-Profit organisation that is creating a different future for children, families and communities experiencing the greatest levels of disadvantage and inequity in Australia.

Reporting to the CEO, the Director – Partnerships, Investment & Communication, is a senior role that forms part of the Children’s Ground executive team. The role is responsible for the creation and implementation of an income generation strategy that aligns with the overarching approach of Children’s Ground to ensure sustainability and growth. The Head of PIC will be responsible for investment growth while working closely with the CEO to ensure relationships with donors and supporters are carefully and strategically managed.

Key responsibilities of the Head of PIC are to:

  • Lead and co-ordinate Children’s Ground’s major gifts, ambassador, corporate partnership, and bequest programs and oversee Children’s Ground store operations
  • Lead and coordinate grant management (submissions and reporting)
  • Responsibility of the PIC financial management, internal reporting and systems development
  • Manage and coordinate ambassador program
  • Set and monitor PIC KPIs and targets.
  • Oversee campaigns and general giving, mid-level gifts, and events
  • Oversee communications operations.


The position is full time, based in Abbotsford, Melbourne with an expectation of travel to the Northern Territory.

About You

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished leader who has:

  • A passion for breaking intergenerational disadvantage and an interest and/or experience in working with First Nation communities;
  • Relevant tertiary education and minimum 5 years’ experience and demonstrated success at a management level in a fundraising role, ideally with a focus in Philanthropic/Corporate Partnerships and/or Major Donor acquisitions.

How to Apply

Aboriginal and First Nations people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Benefits include an attractive remuneration package including excellent tax benefits and 6 weeks’ leave (4 weeks annual leave + 2 weeks bonus leave over Christmas). Before submitting your application, please visit our website to view the position description. If interested in applying, include your resume and a cover letter of application addressing the selection criteria and why you want to work with Children’s Ground via – SEEK. Applications close on Tuesday
6th June at 5pm.

In line with our workforce development strategy, Children’s Ground strongly encourages and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

Position description

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