Working for Ardoch

The Ardoch team is committed to improving educational outcomes for children in disadvantaged communities. Our professional team members fill roles across program delivery, volunteer management, fundraising and engagement, finance, administration and operations.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Philanthropy Executive

[Full-time, Melbourne-based]

Ardoch is actively seeking to grow our reach as part of our 2025 Strategy to be Australia’s most impactful education partner supporting schools in disadvantaged communities.

We are seeking the support of a Philanthropy Executive who is proactive and driven to help us continue to grow our sustainable and diverse philanthropic grants program.

You will have strong relationship management skills, be able to synthesise information quickly and produce compelling written proposals to engage more funders in our work.

This is an opportunity to use your skills and drive to help ensure that every child is given the opportunity to realise their potential. You will use your research and writing skills to help us submit proposals, applications and other materials to engage funders supporting our work across Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia.

Philanthropy Executive

Applications close: 5 pm on Monday, 26th July 2021.

Program Development Coordinator

[22.5 hours per week, to be negotiated, Melbourne-based]

Ardoch is seeking to fill a new and exciting position of Program Development Coordinator to help us expand in breadth and depth! Reporting to the National Programs Manager and working closely with program colleagues and education partners, the successful applicant will lead the development, and piloting, of new Ardoch program offerings, identify opportunities and means of adapting existing Ardoch programs to suit alternative delivery methods and coordinate the efficient and effective delivery of selected Ardoch programs.

To be successful in this role you must be a thinker, planner, writer and doer, able to manage a range of projects at any one time and effectively coordinate the resources required, including the engagement of colleagues and external stakeholders, to deliver as planned. You will possess demonstrable project management skills, excel in your written and verbal communication and have a strong appetite for creating order and structure through your approach to planning, process management and documentation. Importantly, you will be results-driven, impatient to help have a positive impact on the educational outcomes of children experiencing educational disadvantage.

Ardoch is a children’s education charity focused on improving educational outcomes for children and young people in disadvantaged communities. Our 2025 vision is to become Australia’s most impactful education partner supporting children in disadvantaged communities.

Our mission is that every child’s potential should be realised through full participation in education. This belief inspires us to increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes of children in disadvantaged communities. We mobilise community and workplace volunteers to support schools and early childhood services. We also advocate for and seek to influence policy change to reduce inequity in education.

The position objectives are to:

  • To lead the development, and piloting, of new Ardoch program offerings to our education partners based on identified needs and/or opportunities.
  • To identify opportunities and the means to adapt existing Ardoch programs to suit alternative delivery methods (for example, from on-site/face-to-face to virtual/remote) and develop relevant support and resource materials to support pilot and further roll-out.
  • To coordinate the efficient and effective delivery of selected Ardoch programs to Ardoch’s education partners as required

For further information please see the full Position Description or contact Adele Stowe-Lindner, National Programs Manager on 9537 2414 or, using the subject line: Program Development Coordinator.

Applications close Monday August 2nd and will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged.

In addition to helping every child realise their potential through full participation in education, there are many benefits to becoming part of the Ardoch Team.

Gifted leave

Ardoch offers generous ‘gifted leave’ provisions for employees each year, designating five days a year adjacent to public holidays as additional leave entitlements. This aims to positively contribute to employee wellbeing by providing extended mini-breaks throughout the year.

Flexible work

Ardoch has a flexible work policy that aims to assist employees to balance and integrate their work responsibilities with other facets of their lives, while ensuring that the organisation as a whole is able to deliver on our strategic priorities and operational requirements. Flexibility options include variations to hours, part-time employment and opportunities to work from home or remotely.

Professional development

Ardoch places significant value on professional development and on-the-job learning and we prioritise these opportunities for our team.  We have developed a Leadership Capability Framework which is focused on growing eight key capabilities through our approach to learning, recruitment, performance management and development. These key capabilities are:

  • Business Acumen
  • Collaboration
  • Curiosity
  • Drive for Results
  • Project Leadership
  • Resilience
  • Stakeholder Centricity
  • Strategic Thinking

Ardoch is an equal opportunity employer and a child safe organisation.