Who we are
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a social purpose organisation that works with partners to improve the lives of people in need in Australia by helping businesses, governments and philanthropists to be more effective funders and social purpose organisations to be more effective at delivering services. SVA is the leading Venture Philanthropy organisation in Australia and has pioneered this approach since 2002. To date we have partnered with funders to better invest more than $50 million of funding and provide more effective support to over 88 social ventures. These ventures are innovative, social purpose organisations who have the capacity to grow and scale their impact to improve the lives of those living in disadvantaged circumstances across Australia.
SVA’s Venture Philanthropy team supports social purpose organisations to enhance their knowledge and to prove and improve their impact around alleviating disadvantage in Australia. To achieve this, the team works to identify potential organisations that align to SVA’Ds strategy and provides selected organisations with a tailored package of support that includes funding, hands-on capacity building, network connections and support with measuring and reporting evidence. The Director, Venture Philanthropy is responsible for leading and developing the Venture Philanthropy team and portfolio of ventures, which includes designing and delivering SVA’s tailored venture philanthropy support, as well as developing and nurturing SVA’s funder relationships. This role represents an exciting blend of both hands-on team management and venture support on the one hand, with strategy, analysis and thought leadership on the other.
Who you are
We are looking for a multi-faceted leader with a depth of experience managing an operational area or business unit and team in a corporate, professional services and/or for-purpose context. With established skills in data and financial analysis, you will come to the role with demonstrated experience conducting due diligence and a proven ability to analyse wide-ranging information to create and present robust proposals. Strong, established relationships in the business and social sectors combined with a working knowledge of the complexity of key players, influencers and stakeholders in the social impact sector are essential. An applied knowledge of philanthropic funder management and venture philanthropy models are required for success in this role.
As a Director at SVA you will collaborate with a highly committed team with a breadth of expertise across the business and social sectors. The focus of this role will see you forging close relationships with inspiring clients, sector leaders, colleagues and stakeholders working on society’s most important challenges.
SVA values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
If you have the knowledge and experience we’re looking for and are excited at the prospect of leading SVA’s Venture Philanthropy team, please submit your application via Beam.