Careers 2017-12-11T11:19:20+00:00

Established in 1997, Australian Communities Foundation (ACF) is the largest independent community foundation in Australia granting $6-8 million annually to a variety of charitable causes across the country. Our focus is to create an active community of engaged philanthropists so that the process of giving is made easy. Our mission is to develop and distribute philanthropic resources in response to real and significant social issues and community needs. We offer flexible and cost-effective access to philanthropy so that we can maximize the impact of giving within communities that need it the most. So, if you are looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others, ACF could be for you.

Current vacancies

Head of Philanthropy & Impact

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced professional to join our team as the Head of Philanthropy and Impact. The purpose of this role is to lead the ongoing development of an active community of engaged and informed philanthropists who work together to achieve social change.

Reporting to the CEO, this role is responsible for leading our strategic philanthropic and community engagement program, as well as overseeing our donor engagement and collaborative giving programs. The Head of Philanthropy and Impact also oversees the Foundation’s grantmaking activities and the continued development of our Impact Framework.

Position Description

To apply for this role please send your resume to Andrew Schuette, Simply HR at Enquiries can be directed to Maree Sidey, CEO Australian Communities Foundation on 0417 385 208 or Andrew Schuette on 0418 576 088.


Grants Support Officer

We are looking for a Grants Support Officer to join our Philanthropy & Impact team. This is a role for an enthusiastic and motivated individual looking to work in grantmaking, community development or philanthropy. The successful candidate will come with excellent administration skills, strong written and verbal communication skills as well as a high attention to detail and be able to work autonomously within a small team.  

This position reports to the Head of Philanthropy & Impact with some duties supporting the Donor Development & Relations and Finance teams.

Position Description

To apply for this role please send your resume to Andrew Schuette at or call 0418 576 088 for further details.