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Head of Program Services - Australia-wide

Library for All


An interesting and rewarding leadership role with a mix of program design, implementation, team management, networking, strategy and growth… This role will suit an experienced International Development professional who enjoys all aspects of programming and achieving organisational growth and impact.

As Head of Program Services you will be part of a senior leadership team reporting directly to the CEO. You'll lead our Program Services team to deploy our class-leading education technology and culturally diverse and age appropriate library of illustrated children's books and educational resources in partnership with the world's leading aid and development agencies.

We've already changed the lives of more than 400,000 children, and with your help we can grow that to 20million before the end of this decade.


As a social enterprise of Save the Children Australia, our mission is to make knowledge accessible to all equally. We have a proud history of using technology to disrupt traditional publishing models, and we leverage technology and innovation in our everyday work to improve educational outcomes for children around the world. As a trusted partner to many of the world's leading development agencies, we're focused on scaling our impact to create measurable change for millions more children.


In this full-time, permanent position based in your choice of city / remote working (with a portion of time zone overlapping EST), you will be responsible for providing strategic vision and direction, contributing to the growth of organisation and leading the delivery of Library For All's program services globally. You will lead, support, mentor and grow a globally dispersed team of high-performing program management specialists managing programs in Africa, the Pacific, Australia and across Asia.

You will make an impact by strategically:

  • Providing strong technical leadership to the Program Services team
  • Driving a significant agenda of innovation and continuous improvement to create new products, improve existing products, digitise and scale systems and processes, deepen our efficacy and impact, and drive growth
  • Developing and implementing a departmental business plan to outline program delivery metrics, revenue targets and beneficiary impact targets and providing high quality reporting on progress
  • Managing all aspects of a departmental profit & loss, donor and partner relationships and strategy
  • Identifying, negotiating and securing high-value relationships with key programming partners to enable delivery of our program services and contribute to the organisation's growth

You will also work closely with members of Save the Children's team to advance our goal to be recognised as experts in harnessing a class-leading collection of relevant and culturally diverse content and innovative technology to improve educational outcomes for children around the world.


You're a highly experienced development program delivery leader who thrives in a disruptive role with a mandate for growth, innovation & impact creation. You have proven results in multiple countries leading multiple concurrent program operations in international multi-lingual contexts with a globally distributed workforce. You demonstrate understanding of education / literacy / youth / children programming in different contexts. And importantly, you share our passion for delivering better educational / literacy outcomes for children.

This role requires:

  • significant hands-on relevant program delivery experience achieved through multiple roles in international contexts, including significant senior leadership experience
  • Demonstrated experience managing a +$5m business operation with full responsibility and accountability for operational and financial outcomes including growth
  • Demonstrated success in delivering a highly ambitious program of challenging projects in a fast-paced, complex international environment (or as part of a senior management team)
  • proven results leading multiple concurrent program operations in international multi-lingual contexts with a globally distributed workforce

Required qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in the field of International Development or other relevant qualification (or equivalent industry experience)
  • Additional post-graduate qualification is desirable


It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

In addition to working at the leading edge of education technology alongside a team of highly engaged professionals you will have access to:

  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities within Library For All and Save the Children Australia
  • Friendly and highly flexible work environment
  • Agile work environment including working from home and flexible hours
  • Competitive salary + superannuation
  • Full salary packaging benefits
  • Additional annual leave options available


We'd love to hear from you. Hit apply and submit your cover letter and resume.

Position Description - Head of Program Services

And want to find out a bit more about what it's like to work with one of the world's most innovative Ed Tech companies? Read here

At Library For All, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children and Library For All a great place to work.

Library For All is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Library For All supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme through Save the Children Australia. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here

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