NGO Recruitment’s NFP Hiring insights and salary snapshot 2022

Director of Operations and Finance

Organisation Name Amnesty International Australia
Location National
Date Posted 2022-09-23
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 968723
  • Global movement campaigning courageously for human rights
  • Critical senior leadership role with oversight of $25M revenue
  • Would suit NGO, institution or consultancy backgrounds | Flexible location


The Organisation

Amnesty International Australia (AIA) is an independent movement that campaigns on a wide range of issues to protect and defend human rights both within Australia and internationally. Represented by ordinary people from all walks of life, the organisation passionately brings torturers to justice, changes oppressive laws and liberates imprisoned people.
AIA is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion, to ensure it can speak out on human rights abuses wherever they occur. AIA focuses on Australian campaigns to improve Indigenous rights, protect and defend the rights of refugees, and also supports global campaigns. With 75 employees locally and a global movement of thousands, this role represents a unique opportunity to contribute to the senior leadership team dedicated to challenging injustice.
Benefits and Culture
  • Generous salary and benefits |Flexible location & working arrangements
  • Progressive leadership team with collective accountability for overall culture & performance
  • Commitment to professional development and diversity, inclusion & wellbeing
The Role

Reporting to the National Director and as a key member of the Amnesty Management Team, you will oversee the operations of the organisation with emphasis on financial strategy, sustainability and visibility.
You’ll inspire and influence a results focused, supporter centric culture, while providing high level leadership and advice to ensure operational excellence across a broad shared service remit of finance, people and culture, information technology, administration and facilities. This will include:
  • Managing financial risk, compliance, analysis and reporting
  • Procurement, contracts and facilities management
  • Nurturing and enhancing strategic and international secretariat relationships
  • Supporting the delivery of the workplace diversity & inclusion strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan
Skills Required
You’re a confident leader and stakeholder manager operating at a senior level in a similar operational or consulting role, championing and adding value and sustainability to financial and corporate services practices and models. You bring CA, CPA or equivalent financial qualifications, ideally knowledge and understanding around the nuances of fundraising, and you’ve been integral in supporting and influencing organisational excellence.
With a genuine interest and passion for human rights issues and social change methods, and commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment, you’re able to demonstrate a track record of success in:
  • Working as part of an executive team, exhibiting values based leadership
  • Managing a range of projects and internal functions across core business operations
  • Overseeing and ensuring sound financial and risk analysis and management
  • Financial reporting to senior leadership teams and/or a board
People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and First Nation Australians are strongly encouraged to apply. 

If you’re a skilled finance and operations leader committed to the protection of human rights, please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter addressing the skills required. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Louise Furlong on 02 8243 0570.

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.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.