About the role
Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has a new Strategic Plan (2019-2023), which calls for some new workforce capabilities. The strategy seeks to leverage priorities within our Impact Areas through applying all the tools in the philanthropy toolbox in addition to a core focus on granting. This means that alongside grants, we are leading initiatives and participating in collaborations in some critical areas we fund. This will progressively evolve the work of the Foundation in conducting targeted research to better understand the issues relevant to our success, supporting networks and collaborations, facilitating policy change in a few key areas, and using strategic communications and impact investment consistent with our strategy.
Within our existing Program team, we have four specialist Program Managers, each focused on an grants and initiative Impact Area. The new Strategic Plan seeks to fund more multi impact projects. The Foundation also has a commitment to supporting social enterprises across our impact areas.
A Data Analyst was appointed in 2017 to increase our ability to critically report on our impact to enable our own learning, as well as sharing knowledge. The role is also strengthening our ability to gain a holistic view of our impact from progress and acquittal reports provided by grant partners. The refreshed Strategic Plan also includes specific outcome targets, which is an important new step for the Foundation.
To further facilitate the positioning of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation in the social innovation and impact realisation sphere and to enhance progression of our strategic plan, a new position of General Manager Social Innovation & Impact is being established.
About the organisation
Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has a long and proud history of supporting the community through changing times. The Foundation was established in 1923 by the Lord Mayor, Sir John Swanson, to provide support to hospitals to provide medical and rehabilitation services to returned service men and women facing financial disadvantage. The Foundation has continued to respond to the big issues of the day facing the community. In 2019 we are a contemporary and independent community foundation, supporting innovation and inspiring philanthropy in Melbourne to achieve positive social change.
We aim to increase life opportunities and promote social inclusion through a combination of grants, research, partnerships, communications and investment tools to grow and build strong communities. Our Impact Areas include Education & Employment, Environment & Sustainability, Healthy & Resilient Communities and Homelessness & Affordable Housing. We support innovation across the impact areas. We help build the capacity of the not for profit and social enterprise sectors.
We also work proactively on key initiatives in our Impact Areas, including the Affordable Housing Challenge, Energy Efficiency & Climate Resilience in Vulnerable Households, Hot Spots, and Resilient & Inclusive Melbourne. We aim to use the full philanthropy tool box in our work: grants, collaboration, research, strategic communication, policy influencing, initiatives, and impact investment.
We grow philanthropy through Gifts in Wills, Charitable Fund Accounts, Giving Circles and social impact campaigns
How to apply for this role
Please apply by email to the CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- A two or three-page CV
- A response to the selection criteria of no more than five pages in total.
- Referees, including a manager and a sector colleague.
Please quote in application: General Manager Social Innovation & Impact via Pro Bono Australia.