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.




Maddie McMaster - General Manager

After five years in the US, Maddie moved back to her hometown of Melbourne to join EthicalJobs.com.au 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 help purpose-driven jobseekers and organisations work for a better world.

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



Sophia Petridis - Operations and Projects Coordinator

Sophia is thrilled to be a part of the team at EthicalJobs.com.au in the newly created role of Operations and Projects Coordinator.

Sophia has worked in Events Management and Administration across small to large organisations and is an operations guru - relishing the opportunity to tick things off her to-do list and managing projects end-to-end.

Outside of work, Sophia is passionate about supporting human rights and domestic violence against women and children. Sophia loves the arts and enjoys going to the theatre on her weekends.




James Stewart - Manager - Relationships Team

Prior to joining EthicalJobs.com.au, James had over 10 years experience working as a recruitment professional across international aid, clean energy, community services, emergency services, public health, mental health and aged care sectors.

When James sought to bring his skills, experience and passion to an innovative and progressive organisation working towards sustainability and community-based objectives, he found the perfect home at EthicalJobs.com.au!

Outside work, James has travelled widely, including 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.



Emily Markwell - Senior Business Development & Relationships Manager

With over five years of previous 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, canyoning and on less adventurous days settles for a relaxing yoga class in the city. She has lived in England, Paris and Sydney, and now calls Melbourne home.



Dan Rychter - Business Development & Relationships Manager

Dan came to EthicalJobs.com.au after completing a Commerce degree and after several years of experience in telecommunications. He enjoys problem solving and learning about different cultures and ways of living. Dan has travelled to Europe and Asia, spending a semester abroad in Denmark and especially loved exploring Vietnam.

He is passionate about making a difference and helping organisations make positive social change, particularly when it comes to animal and human rights. In his spare time, he likes to play soccer, do yoga, hang out at the beach and go on adventures around Victoria.



Igor Nadj - Engineering Team Lead

Igor recently moved to Melbourne from Wellington NZ and has taken on the challenge of expanding the engineering team to help grow EthicalJobs.com.au. He brings with him a technical expertise as well as a keen sense of arranging teams to allow them to do their best work.

Before EthicalJobs.com.au, Igor spent several years working at digital agencies honing his craft. He is passionate about initiatives around climate change, the environment and animal welfare. Outside of work, Igor enjoys street photography, hiking and the beach.




Andrew Mclagan - Senior Architect

Originally from coastal NSW, Andrew has over 15 years experience as a software developer across a diverse range of roles, including 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.



Carly Greenwood - Content Strategist

Carly is a passionate content marketer, who thrives on finding ways to use storytelling to help organisations better connect with their audience.

With about 15 years of experience in the publishing industry – ranging from entertainment and news publications through to financial services and B2B publishing – Carly is excited to start applying her experience to meaningful work at Ethical Jobs, and find new and engaging ways to connect with Australia’s most impactful businesses.

Outside of content, Carly is passionate about mental health and wellbeing, empowering parents in the workplace and sustainability.



David Zanker - Growth Marketer

Originally from Adelaide, Dave has a passion for technology and using it to create a better world. Dave has used marketing technology for the past 10 years to grow businesses across the education, employment and fitness sectors. Dave loves using data and analytics to understand what people are searching for and helping them find it. Dave is here to help EthicalJobs.com.au connect more great candidates with more great employers, while improving the user experience and maintaining the ‘human’ element.

Outside of work, Dave has a passion for functional fitness and loves to help people achieve their fitness goals as a personal trainer.




Jessica Lawson - Customer Service and Communications Coordinator

Prior to joining the EthicalJobs.com.au team, Jessica spent several years in the NFP sector, with a particular focus on nuclear disarmament campaigning and asylum seeker and refugee advocacy.

As well as completing 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 - Customer Service and Relationships Coordinator

Alex joined EthicalJobs.com.au after 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.



Nikki Nievaart - Customer Service and Finance Assistant

As a unionist and a human rights, environmental and animal welfare activist, Nikki joins the EthicalJobs.com.au team after spending a couple of years striving for a better world in the NFP sector.

Fueling her love of helping people and travel, Nikki was fortunate enough to be able to spend a month traversing around Vietnam where she volunteered at an orphanage for children living with disabilities.

In her spare time, Nikki enjoys reading, going for walks through nature, and discovering the best vegan food that Melbourne has to offer.




Madeline Frohlich - Customer Service Assistant

Originally from Newcastle NSW, Madeline has completed a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Literary Studies. With a background in client services in the corporate sector, EthicalJobs.com.au is her first role supporting the NFP sector.

In her spare time, Madeline enjoys volunteering with community arts initiatives, exploring new restaurants in Footscray and travelling as a makeup artist across Australia over the festival season. She is an avid cook and pickle-maker and writes an occasional food column.




Joana Partyka – Digital Communications Coordinator

Hailing from Perth, Joana is a communications professional who joined 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 and spending time with her goofy beagle cross.


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.