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Deputy CEO, Engagement

Organisation : Plan International Australia (PIA)

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Management

Sector : Children, Overseas Aid & Development, Women, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Lead engagement to drive growth & organisational transformation
  • Create social change & justice for vulnerable children & equality for girls
  • Drive growth & ambition in public fundraising

The Organisation
Plan International Australia (PIA) strive for a just world for all children and equality for girls.   A world where all children can live happy and healthy lives and where girls have equal opportunities. This is the world you will be helping to create.

Operating for 80 more than years, PIA tackles the root causes of poverty, supports communities through crisis, campaigns for gender equality, and helps governments do what’s right for children and particularly for girls. They are informed by evidence and are always learning.

As Plan International Australia embarks on a significant transformational program, you will be a key player in this newly created structure, enabling change to deliver a next generation social impact organisation.


Together with your colleagues across the organisation, you will ensure the adoption of safeguarding policies and feminist leadership principles, ensuring whole of organisational alignment with the mission and values of the organisation. Crucially you will lead by example, steering organisational strategy, performance and culture to transform PIA into a next generation social impact organisation.

The Role
Melbourne-based, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, and sitting on the executive team, this critical role will engage and inspire Australian audiences about PIA’s mission and work for social change and drive growth and ambition in public fundraising. By steering whole-of-organisation strategy your role will contribute to the evolution of the Plan International Federation through participation in global change projects. Specifically you will:

  • Drive strategic, impactful engagement with the Australian public, partners and institutions
  • Lead the Engagement to Action division to align team objectives with organisational strategy
  • Facilitate strategic partnerships and investments and steward fundraising activities
  • Embed marketing acumen across all communications and engagement

Skills Required

You are an experienced and inclusive leader who has demonstrated experience creating sustainable organisational and cultural transformation which has driven change at scale. Your leadership will have created measurable influence and increased organisational capacity. Additionally you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Delivery of strategic priorities to external stakeholders including media and government
  • Ability to drive performance in key outcome areas of fundraising, marketing and influencing
  • Aptitude for leading transformation in digital and data environments
  • Business and financial acumen in strategic planning, budgeting and resource allocation

Importantly, you must be able to lead a multi-disciplinary team and understand the importance of cultivating a positive culture whilst navigating change.

If you want to play a pivotal role of organisational transformation that helps to create justice for vulnerable children and equality for girls, then please apply by submitting your cover letter responding to the skills required above and resume in MS Word format, quoting reference #755209. Alternatively, contact Lois Freeke in Melbourne, should you have any further questions, on 03 8080 8976.
Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Plan International Australia is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive workplace culture that embraces and celebrates diversity.  We welcome applications from all sectors of the community because we believe diverse opinions and experiences will enrich our team and best represent our beneficiaries and partners across the globe.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Plan International Australia (PIA)

How to apply


Please quote in application: Deputy CEO, Engagement via Pro Bono Australia.


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