The Stella team is small, friendly and passionate about literature and feminism. We are currently recruiting for an Executive Director to lead our highly successful organisation, build its national profile and expand relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Executive Director

The ideal candidate must have a track record in fundraising and partnership development at a high level. This person will attract grants from trusts and foundations, private support from individual donors, and a range of sponsorship arrangements with both new and established corporate partners.

Stella is looking for a self-starter who can work with a small, energetic team, provide inspirational leadership, and take responsibility for the reputational, operational and financial management of the organisation. They will have a commitment to equality in all forms, a love of books and ideas, and a talent for creative problem solving.

The position offers attractive pay and conditions and offers the opportunity to showcase the breadth, depth and power of Australian women’s writing.

A full description of the role and the selection criteria is available here.

Applications close Friday 27 September, 2019, and must include:

  • a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria
  • your resume

Applications selected for an interview will also be asked to provide two referees.

Please forward your application to:
Seri Renkin
Executive Chair, The Stella Prize

The Stella office is currently located in the Nicholas Building in Melbourne’s CBD.

As a small not-for-profit organisation, all staff are expected to pitch in and help during busy periods and attendance (and assistance) at several events held outside normal business hours is also expected. In return, Stella offers workplace flexibility and the opportunity to make a genuine difference.