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Executive Director

Location : Australia, Melbourne, Victoria (Melbourne CBD)

Organisation : The Stella Prize via People for Purpose

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 22-05-2018

About the Role

The Stella Prize is looking for an innovative and pragmatic self-starter to take on the rewarding role of Executive Director reporting to the Board. With the organisation in transition, this is a unique opportunity to make your mark and advance Stella’s reach in education and shaping young people’s understanding of gender and women’s writing.

As Executive Director, you will be responsible for the overall leadership and the reputational, operational and financial management of Stella. You will build and sustain critical relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and be responsible for developing and executing Stella’s strategic plan and working with the Board to ensure the impact and ongoing sustainability of Stella. You will have demonstrated experience in capacity building, managing budgets and scaling up an organisation.

You will be a champion of women with a strong sense of your own identity and ability, ideally from the Arts, Publishing or Education sector who can connect with a broad range of people in varying fields. You will be committed to building a community of men and women who support the representation of women in cultural life especially in the written form.

This is a full-time role based in Melbourne. Travel may be required.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : The Stella Prize via People for Purpose

The Stella Prize is a major literary award that celebrates Australian women’s writing and an organisation that champions cultural change. The prize is named after one of Australia’s iconic female authors, Stella Maria Sarah ‘Miles’ Franklin, and was awarded for the first time in 2013.

The Stella Prize exists to achieve equal representation for women’s writing. Stella aims to spark debate, raise awareness and influence the national conversation; and to lobby for greater inclusion of women’s writing in our education system. The organisation’s vision is of an Australia that truly values the stories of women, with tangible progress towards a richer, more inclusive national identity.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Lindy Kingsford

Phone : 0468625252

Email :

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining why you are interested in representing The Stella Prize and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

A copy of the position description can be found at For more information please call Lindy on 0468 625 252 or email

Please quote in application: Executive Director via Pro Bono Australia.


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