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Development Analyst / Associate - Strategy Team

Paul Ramsay Foundation

About the Paul Ramsay Foundation

Paul Ramsay was a visionary business leader who left Australia a remarkable legacy. Through his generous bequest, the Paul Ramsay Foundation continues his philanthropic legacy through a shared commitment to help break cycles of disadvantage in Australia.

Our talented team bring to this challenge their diverse perspectives and experience. We are anthropologists and educators, lawyers and economists, epidemiologists and entrepreneurs, political scientists and historians, psychologists and business analysts, journalists and administrators, philosophers and artists –all guided by our values of respect for people, curiosity, loyalty, courage and innovation. Diversity & inclusion, wellness, culture and learning are all important to us.

Find out more about the Paul Ramsay Foundation at www.paulramsayfoundation.org.au

Job Description

This position is an opportunity to join the Strategy team and help lead and manage the development of strategy, partnerships, and grant investments for the Foundation. Using a rigorous analytical approach and thoughtful stakeholder engagement, this role supports the Foundation’s development priorities and goals to enable the Foundation to fulfil its aspiration to break cycles of disadvantage.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support team members to develop impactful partnership and investment strategies and programs toward outcome areas of focus for the Foundation
  • Develop impactful and implementable proposals for grant investment based on research, analysis, and stakeholder engagement
  • Working with others, identify and develop partnerships ready for investment, conducting full end to end analysis, stakeholder engagement, community engagement, due-diligence, evaluation approach
  • Support the development and use of practices and tools for program and proposal development across the foundation
  • Manage relationships with potential partners and networks, with a focus on priority areas for the Foundation 
  • Contribute to knowledge, research, advocacy, and other priorities for the Foundation as required
  • Other duties, as requested

Desired Skills and Experience

Personal Characteristics

  • Highly collaborative with a consultative style of working, who promotes inclusion and engagement  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships with diverse key stakeholders (internal and external) 
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial, with ability to contribute to work beyond own, and to generate and pursue innovative ideas and approaches for improving our work 
  • Demonstrable integrity and a strong connection to the values of the Foundation: respect for people; curiosity and a willingness to learn; humility and integrity; courage and innovation

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Strong strategic problem solving and analytical skills, including financial analysis skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and ability to develop executive level presentations and memos 
  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve and deliver results in challenging timeframes 
  • Ability to engage appropriately with communities and beneficiaries, with cultural understanding
  • Relevant undergraduate qualification or commensurate experience 


We are committed to offering and supporting development and employment opportunities to help people excel and build a meaningful career. We offer generous learning and development opportunities as well as flexi time, access to employee benefits, employment assistance program (EAP) and education assistance.

We promote diversity in the workplace and have a culture that is inclusive, respectful and embraces the unique skills and qualities of all people.

Please apply as soon as possible.

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