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Impact Manager – Flexible Location / Remote / Work from Home

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Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility Remote / Work from Home

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  • Work Type/s: Permanent; 60-100% FTE will be considered depending on experience; flexibility available (please specify your preference when applying)
  • Salary: $105-125K + super depending on experience [pro rata if part time]
  • Location: any Australian location, working from home; or Sydney or Canberra office. Hybrid working available in Melbourne and Brisbane and possibly elsewhere by negotiation.
  • Likely interview period: 13-24 May 2024

  • Accountable to: Impact Lead

  • Key Relationships: Executive Director, all Team Leads

About the Role:

This role will lead the monitoring and evaluation of ACCR’s momentum towards real world emissions reduction in line with science, by listed companies, for the benefit of shareholders.

This will involve tracking and reporting on metrics, driving review and learning processes to build towards even greater impact, and ensuring effective communication of that impact externally to existing and potential grantors and major donors, as well as internally to staff and board members.

The position will sit within our recently formed Impact Team, which enhances ACCR’s impact by ensuring climate science informs our strategy, our execution delivers optimal impact, and that impact is evaluated and communicated effectively.

You’ll love this job if:

  • You get a buzz out of measuring and evaluating the real world change of a mission-driven organisation in ways that are meaningful to funders and other stakeholders. You know how to gather the data that matters and bring its importance to life.

  • You write well. You can quickly process contributions from technical experts and strategic thinkers to frame effective funder proposals and reports.

  • You have a nuanced expertise in relevant Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and Impact Assessment frameworks and approaches, and are comfortable adapting them for more complex causative contexts. You hit the mark with the right level of complexity for the audience and purpose.

  • Organisation comes naturally – you are the one who is on top of the deadlines and deliverables, bringing everything together with good planning. Your forward thinking also enables you to respond to unexpected opportunities and requests when needed.

  • You would thrive among smart, purpose-driven people in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team. You’d love to use your skills to have an impact on climate change.

Responsibilities

The role will include the following types of tasks:

  • Driving the strategy for how ACCR measures, captures and reports on the momentum of our work towards our objectives, and the real world impact we make, to funders and internal stakeholders

  • Project management and development of proposals for grant funding, drawing on strategy and organisational plans developed across the organisation

  • Developing and tracking appropriate metrics and key grant deliverables in close cooperation with ACCR Team Leads, and overseeing the contributions from all staff into relevant processes

  • Maintaining strong ongoing funder engagement, including fully understanding each funder’s interests and requirements

  • As part of the Impact Team, being alert to opportunities to further ACCR’s impact and play a role as needed in pursuing those

Criteria

We are looking for someone with relevant experience, including the following:

  • Relevant experience in developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks that are relevant and realistic for an organisation like ACCR.

  • Experience in organisations seeking to achieve complex changes that involve multiple levers and influences, e.g. in advocacy, would be highly desirable.

  • Ability to analyse impact data, and engage a team to track and report on metrics as required and meaningful for supporter audiences

  • Excellent written communication skills, ideally with experience writing for a grantor audience

  • Strong interpersonal skills for cooperative cross-team working in a dispersed virtual workplace context and for sustaining grantor relationships

  • Effective planning and organisational skills

  • Flexibility to work outside regular business hours at times; availability for occasional domestic travel (likely quarterly)

  • Alignment with ACCR’s mission to reduce real world emissions, and values including contributing to an inclusive and respectful workplace

  • Experience in relation to climate change, climate science, and/or ethical investment would be highly desirable.

If you don’t meet every point above, please still apply if you can see your skills well used in this role.

Background:

ACCR is a non-profit shareholder advocacy and research organisation founded in 2012. We use shareholder strategy to enable investors to escalate engagements with heavy-emitting companies in their portfolios, and provide research and analysis for institutional capital seeking long term value in a zero-emissions economy. Thanks to a heightened awareness of the importance of our work, and the urgency to act on climate change, we are growing rapidly. More information about our latest work can be found in our FY23 Annual Review. In 2023, ACCR won ESG engagement initiative of the year – Asia at Environmental Finance’s Sustainable Investment Awards.

ACCR has a dynamic team of over 35 driven and experienced staff, mostly based in Australia, working globally. Our growing team has a wide range of relevant expertise – climate science, communications, engineering, law, equities analysis, finance, investor relations, IT and more. Due to our high levels of staff satisfaction and engagement, ACCR won one of Voice Project’s Best Workplace Awards.

ACCR is a registered charity, with DGR status for our research work. We are predominantly funded by philanthropic foundations and major donors.

What we offer:

  • We enjoy flexible work hours and supportive home-based working for those who want it.

  • Personal leave is double the statutory requirement, plus additional paid leave from Christmas to New Year. Option to purchase additional leave.

  • We value peer learning and each of us has a professional development budget.

  • Our Employee Assistance Program includes our employees’ households.

  • ACCR offices are accessible and further detail can be provided.

Application Guidelines

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We use Applied as our recruitment platform, helping us reduce the risk of unconscious bias in our hiring process.

We will ask you to answer 3 questions designed to test your ability to do the job. Please give it your best effort, your scores on these questions will be the primary consideration in whether you are invited for an interview. To avoid bias, we do not look at CVs until later in the process.

Once started, you can save and return to your application before submitting. For example;

  • Imagine you have been asked to provide a progress report covering the last 6 months of activities to a major funder of ACCR. It is due in one month. How would you approach the task? What have you learned from your previous experience that will help you with this? [Word Limit 250 words]

Please note, for this role, ACCR is only able to employ those who have the pre-existing legal right to work in Australia.

We value diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplace. ACCR encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sex and genders.

ACCR is committed to improving accessibility to enable the full participation of a diverse workforce. If there are any alterations to this recruitment process that would assist you in applying, please let us know.

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