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 $25,000 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 uses 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!



Robyn Percy - General Manager

Robyn joined EthicalJobs after a 15-year career in retail, working across various buying, planning, operations, category and general management roles.

Originally from the UK, Robyn has made Melbourne her adopted home. Robyn is excited to be part of an organisation that helps purpose driven job seekers and employers find each other and work together for a better world.

Robyn takes an active interest in women’s rights advocacy, the environment and social justice. She is also a keen vegetarian cook and yogi, and loves parenting her spirited daughter!



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.



Jo Willatts - Manager - Business Development & Relationships Manager

Jo is Social Worker originally from Scotland but now calls Melbourne home. Jo has a demonstrated history of working in Recruitment, Business Development, Project Management, HR Consulting, Coaching, Executive Search, Graduate Recruitment within the Human Services, Not for Profit, Local and State Government sectors. Jo is thrilled to be joining the Ethical Job’s team and being part of an organisation that helps purpose driven job seekers and employers find each other. Outside of work Jo takes an active interest in women’s rights and social justice. She has a passion live music and travel. Jo also loves animals but her favourites are her cat and 2 dogs. .



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.



Calum Skinner - Business Development & Relationships Manager

Calum joins EthicalJobs.com.au with 5 years experience in fundraising, having worked previously with not-for-profit organisations across environmental advocacy, children and family services, and international aid sectors.

Outside of work, Calum enjoys playing soccer, live music, and loves to travel. He also enjoys hiking, exploring new places, eating out, and a nice glass of red!




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.




Dean Tedesco - Senior Software Engineer

Having recently moved back to his home town of Melbourne, after a ten-year stint in Sydney, Dean is keen to understand the challenges facing EthicalJobs.com.au and to delve into his many years of experience to help implement and improve the technical offerings available.

When not working on exciting projects, Dean enjoys teaching his young children about science, going for rides down on the Mornington Peninsula, cooking and woodworking. He is also a cat lover (with 3 of his own) and has volunteered at local cat shelters.




Nasim Zoubeiri - Full-Stack Developer

Nasim recently made the move from Toronto to Melbourne. He honed his craft as a software engineer working roles in education related technology. He loves to explore new technologies, staying current in the latest trends in his spare time.

He is passionate about addressing issues arising from automation and the threat of climate change. Outside work, Nasim enjoys playing soccer, practicing design and writing.





Daniel Lee - Full-Stack Developer

Having worked in the IT industry as a software developer for almost a decade, Daniel recently chose to make the switch to EthicalJobs, as he wished to use the wealth of skills and knowledge he had acquired throughout his career to make a positive difference to society as a whole.

Possessing a lifelong love of technology and a keen eye for detail, Daniel is passionate about building sophisticated and elegantly-designed web apps, as well as further developing his skillset by working with the latest libraries and frameworks. When not busy writing code, Daniel enjoys working out, relaxing in front of the TV with Netflix, and sampling the myriad of delicious cuisines to be found throughout Melbourne.



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.




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.