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Analyst - Disability Philanthropy

Private Philanthropic Trust
  • Reports to: Disability Portfolio Manager
  • Location: Melbourne, Hybrid
  • Type: Permanent, Full Time

About Us

We are a private philanthropic organisation focused on investments that enable meaningful system-wide impact in the areas of Disability, First Nations, Climate Change and Christian Faith.

About the Role

The Analyst works closely with the Disability Lead and Portfolio Manager on all aspects of evolution and implementation of Yajilarra’s Disability Strategy. Working within the Disability team the Analyst provides portfolio management and research support to empower Australians with disability to lead self-determined lives through equitable access to employment, leadership opportunities, and choice of appropriate housing and supports.

Performance Expectations


  • Support the Portfolio Manager to develop and evolve Theory of Change (ToC) with clear, measurable goals and indicators to Board-ready quality;
  • Conduct research and analysis to inform updates to strategy and support the team in developing strategy and appropriate ToCs with measures to track progress with the Impact & Learning team;
  • Adaptively respond to data, evidence and changes to operating context to inform updates to strategy.

Portfolio & Pipeline Management

  • Supporting the team by conducting due diligence on active and potential grantees;
  • Prepare summary reports and board papers ensuring these are produced to a high standard and in a timely fashion;
  • Coordinate active grantees across Board endorsed strategy and ToC;
  • Monitor, review and report on sector/portfolio/investment performance;
  • Coordinate logistics for field visits, including preparing briefings and meetings;
  • Build and maintain a range of relevant knowledge and information resources, to enable the team to access high quality intelligence, analysis and data to inform current and future activity;

Key Competencies

  • Impact orientated with a passion for driving and achieving positive change in the community;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Disability and philanthropic sectors;
  • Ability to robustly challenge ideas and assumptions with kindness and respect;
  • Ability to inspire trust and to lead & facilitate with strong interpersonal skills as part of a distributed team;
  • Self-directing with initiative and the ability to work within a small team;
  • Ability to listen to others and a desire to learn, demonstrating intellectual curiosity, flexibility, entrepreneurial spirit, and an openness to input and feedback;
  • Ability to leverage information and relationships;
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and administration simultaneously, adhering to tight deadlines;
  • Achieving personal goals and objectives and a passion for improving processes and developing systems;
  • Commitment to quality and high attention to detail with clear, concise written and verbal communication and numeracy skills;
  • Highest levels of honesty and integrity, and discretion in managing confidential matters;
  • A genuine team player spirit with ambition for outcomes and team growth;
  • Committed to supporting a culture of diversity, equality, and inclusion at work and among our partners and grantees;
  • Willing to work flexible hours and travel when required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A qualification in a relevant field is desirable
  • Previous experience in social change or community development, such as via direct delivery, research, academia, consulting or similar;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and connection or lived experience in the Disability sector is preferred.

Our organisation strives to balance excellence and professionalism with a genuine priority for our people and partner organisations. We offer a truly differentiated employee benefits package, and genuine flexibility. A full position description is available upon request, and we’d love to hear from you if you’re an exceptional candidate looking for a meaningful career.

We welcome people with disabilities to apply. Please advise if you require any assistance with your application.

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