About Us

Looking for a job that you can be really passionate about?

EthicalJobs.com.au is a job-search site for people who want to work for a better world.  We list community jobs, environmental jobs, not-for-profit jobs and social enterprise jobs that contribute to a more equitable, more just or more sustainable world.


Why Ethical Jobs?

We've noticed that increasingly Australians want the work we do to make a difference. Unfortunately, though many of us would love a job where we feel we're contributing to a better world, many people are unable to find one.

That's why we started EthicalJobs.com.au - to bring together people and organisations with a passion for sustainability and justice, to provide resources to help people find a job that makes a difference, and to help organisations with a social or environmental mission to find the best staff they possibly can.

EthicalJobs.com.au is now a fast-growing community of people and organisations dedicated to making the world a better place.

And ethical organisations around Australia are finding fantastic staff on EthicalJobs.com.au every day!


What is an Ethical Job?

We see an ethical job as a job that contributes to a more equitable, more just or more sustainable world. There are two broad types of jobs we advertise:

a) Any job in an organisation where the organisation's primary focus is contributing to a more equitable, more just or more environmentally sustainable world.

b) A job within any organisation where the job itself is primarily focused on creating a more equitable, more just or more environmentally sustainable world.

The only organisations completely excluded from advertising jobs on this site are those which either derive income from, receive significant funding from or have significant ties to the tobacco, military, gambling, uranium or fossil fuel industries.

Please note that not all employers who use EthicalJobs.com.au are necessarily ethical employers, so advertising an ethical job on this site does not imply an endorsement of an employer or an endorsement of any of that employer's practices.

How is EthicalJobs.com.au making a difference?

EthicalJobs.com.au is a social enterprise which helps people and organisations to work for a better world.

EthicalJobs.com.au main impact is in helping organisations that are making a difference to find passionate, committed and amazing staff – helping them to make more of a social and environmental impact though their activities.

But we're also committed to supporting Australian community groups by making regular donations to not-for-profit groups we think are doing good work to make the world a more just or more sustainable place. Every two months we match donations up to $15,000 to small Australian NFP organisations – join our email list to find out the details!

Stop forest destruction. Take action at EthicalPaper.com.auEthicalJobs.com.au is also committed to being an ethical and sustainable organisation - our office runs on Green Power and 100% recycled paper, we drink FairTrade tea and coffee, and we get to and from our office using bikes, feet & public transport as much as we can.


Who We Are

Michael Cebon - Founder & CEO

Michael started EthicalJobs.com.au in 2009, having previously started two NFPs  and another social enterprise. Realising there wasn't a job-search site for "people like me", he launched the website in May 2009 on a wing and a prayer.

Michael previously founded and edited the People & Planet: Social Justice & Environment Diary and Calendar, which he published from 2007 to 2013; founded Global Trade Watch, which monitored the social and environmental impacts of global trade and advocated for fair trading systems; wrote and co-directed the 2007 documentary Squeezed: The Cost of Free Trade in the Asia Pacific; and lectured in community development at a Melbourne TAFE.


James Stewart - Manager - Relationships Team

James has over 10 years experience working as a recruitment professional, including work across international aid, clean energy, community services, emergency services, public health, mental health and aged care sectors.

In this time, James has sought to bring his skills, experience and passion to an innovative and progressive organisation working towards sustainability and community-based objectives. On discovering EthicalJobs.com.au he realised he'd found the perfect home!

Outside work, James has travelled widely and spent 18 months teaching in Japan. He has a passion for music festivals, spending time with his family, friends and labradors, and getting away to the bush or the coast to unwind.


Daniella Segal - Relationships Coordinator

Daniella joins EthicalJobs.com.au having completed a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Geographical Sciences and Zoology. Daniella has experience working in the not-for-profit sector within a youth movement framework in the role of Public Relations as well as having coordinated a youth summer camp, numerous fundraisers, and social and environmental justice activities.

Daniella is a passionate animal advocate, and has attended rallies, worked on conserving the little penguin population in St Kilda and is a budding bird watcher.

In her spare time you'll find her walking along the beach with her beloved Elmo, the wolf-hound-cross, pumping iron at the gym and whipping up vegan feasts.


Gail Reardon

Gail joins EthicalJobs.com.au having had a rich and varied career in both the not-for-profit and private sectors. She brings a wealth of experience from her background in association management, running all manner of events for members from intimate leaders forums to a dinner for over 800. Gail is thrilled to bring her passion for events to EthicalJobs.com.au.

Outside of work Gail loves spending time with her large and growing family, walking with her beloved pooch China, movies, travel and all things in nature.




Joana Partyka – Digital Communications Coordinator

Hailing from Perth, Joana is a communications professional who joins the EthicalJobs.com.au team after more than two years as a freelance writer and editor. Holding degrees in journalism and science, Joana has a background in both communications and community services, which she's excited to bring together in her position at EthicalJobs.com.au.

Joana continues to work casually as a freelance writer and editor outside of her responsibilities at EthicalJobs.com.au. An avid traveller, she spends her downtime painting and drawing, cycling, snacking, spending time with her goofy beagle cross, and lamenting Melbourne's unpredictable weather.


Thao Du - Admin & Operations Coordinator

Thao joins EthicalJobs.com.au after a diverse career in tutoring, publishing and even real estate. Having completed a Bachelor of International Studies, she is now chipping away at a Master of International and Community Development degree at Deakin University, furthering her keen interest in community development and youth issues.

Outside of work, Thao likes to spend quality time with her family and friends, relax with her favourite HBO series and eat her way around Melbourne.



Andrew Mclagan - Full-Stack Web Developer

Originally from coastal NSW, Andrew has over 15 years experience as a software developer having held a diverse range of roles including in the renewable energy industry, local government, e-commerce and real estate. Andrew is always keen to advocate the power of technology to enable and connect communities, leading the organisation of local open-source developer meet-ups in the area.

Spending much of his career travelling around the globe as a freelance developer, this remains one of his passions alongside photography, electronic music and food. Outside of work you will find him rock climbing, surfing, hiking or digging in the garden.


Emily Markwell - Business Development & Relationships Manager

Emily has over five years experience in recruitment, focusing on government and not-for-profit sectors. Emily understands that getting the right people in the right role is crucial to making an organisation great, and has full faith in EthicalJobs.com.au as a vehicle for social change.

Emily has travelled extensively and has been involved in several volunteer ventures overseas, including teaching English in Laos and sustainable farming in Colombia. She loves climbing, hiking, trail running and canyoning and on less adventurous days settles for a relaxing yoga class in the city. She has lived in England, Paris and Sydney, and is now excited to make Melbourne her home.


Jessica Lawson - Admin & Relationships Assistant

Prior to joining the EthicalJobs.com.au team, Jessica spent several years in the not-for-profit sector, with a particular focus on nuclear disarmament campaigning and asylum seeker and refugee advocacy.

As well as having completed a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master of International Relations, Jessica has also traveled all over Europe and parts of South East Asia - and recently returned to Australia after living and working in Geneva, Switzerland.

Outside of work, Jessica likes visiting her home and family in Tassie, reading mostly non-fiction and watching documentaries. She also loves getting out of the city for walks, and the odd yoga class.


Alex Marsh - Admin & Relationships Assistant

Alex joins EthicalJobs.com.au having completed a Master of Publishing and Communications and devoting many years to animal welfare, working on small to large-scale campaigns and managing volunteers within animal welfare organisations.

Alex is excited to bring her experience and skills to an organisation committed to making a difference while also helping others on their journey towards positive social change.

Outside of work Alex loves surrounding herself in nature anywhere from the bush to the beach, relaxing with a yoga or meditation class, hanging out with her fluffball golden retriever, or kicking back with a book and glass of red.


Sebastian Sibelle - Full-Stack Web Developer

Sebastian has 6 years of experience building web apps across a wide range of technologies and industries. He's worked with non-profits, government, big commerce, fundraising and small business. In a past life he sold condoms and dog food on subscription, built a web app for the Pirate Bay and screened movies on a rooftop. He's passionate about equipping people trying to make a difference with better tools so they can achieve more with less.

Outside of work he runs the monthly party Cool Room and advocates for better representation and safer spaces in the music industry. In his spare time, you'll find him cooking up a feast in the kitchen, carving up the streets on his bike, or playing music to sweaty dance floors late into the night.


Maddie McMaster- General Manager

After five years in the US, Maddie moved back to her hometown of Melbourne to join Ethical Jobs as the General Manager. With a career spanning across HR consulting and Employer Branding in internal HR, customer experience, strategy and operations roles, Maddie is thrilled to have the opportunity to work across all aspects of EthicalJobs.com.au and make a positive impact for the brilliant people and organisations it connects.

Beyond her passions for adventure, cultural immersion and food, Maddie also cares deeply about social justice, the environment, health and wellbeing - especially as a new mum!


Contact Us


Please direct all enquiries about particular jobs direct to the employer listed on the ad - you can find their their details in the "How to Apply for the Job" box on each job ad.

Please note we are NOT a recruitment company, so unfortunately we DO NOT provide career advice or accept CVs. For help on finding an ethical job, please see our Resources section above.



If you have a question about advertising a job with us, we'd love to chat to you! You can:

Email us: info@ethicaljobs.com.au

Phone us: (03) 9419 5979

Send mail to us: PO Box 2618, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

Find us at: Level 1, 14-24 Easey St, Collingwood, VIC 3066.