May 2023

Practice Manager

  • Are your superpowers managing projects, proposals and improving processes to support a busy and efficient consulting team.
  • Be part of a dynamic and respected social change organisation.
  • $90-100k plus super (pro rata), full time 1 year fixed term contract (view to extension)
  • Work from anywhere in Australia, flexible working arrangements.

About Collaboration for Impact 

For over ten years Collaboration for Impact (CFI) has been working towards a vision for an equitable and inclusive society where people, place and planet thrive. 

Our underpinning belief is that for society to be more equitable, then how we create our future society needs to be equitable. This means we focus on making the rules, mindsets and practices for how we create social change more equitable, collaborative and systemic.

We are a non-government organisation working in partnership with communities, governments and other networks across the country to:

  • Support collaborations seeking to transform systems to strengthen, learn and demonstrate what is possible.
  • Catalyse and support platforms for connection, learning and collective action across community to wider system interventions.
  • Influence and help organisations, networks and organisations learn to work systemically on issues of national importance.

The opportunity

This is a newly created role working with the Head of Demonstration & Learning, to lead the operations of CFI’s practice work (a consulting based business model). The role will contribute to securing and delivering projects in line with the teams’ strategy, as well as streamlining project management and business development processes. 

We are seeking a dynamic project manager with strong business development experience, who is detail-oriented, highly organised, and has a passion for leading continual improvement to enhance efficiency in processes.  Important to your success in this role will be your ability to build relationships with the practice team  enabling their client facing work to run smoothly.

Your key accountabilities will be:  

  • Project Management: manage projects end-to-end including; managing milestone delivery, managing delivery costs against budget, support the practice team to deliver quality services to partners, and escalating issues to ensure projects are delivered to a high standard and deliver on stakeholder expectations. 
  • BusinessDevelopment: contribute to business development through managing relationships with clients, developing proposals and managing the business development pipeline. 
  • Financial Management: coordinate and report on the financial position of the business unit including; managing individual project budgets, tracking utilisation reporting on financial targets and contributing to financial management on projects and the business unit 
  • Business Management: develop and manage systems and processes to ensure the smooth running and profitability of the business unit. Developing and collating reports on staff utilisation and project related areas to help with managing the team and making informed decisions.
  • People management: manage performance, workload and build capability of the Practice Coordinator. 

What we need you to bring to this role to be successful:

  • At least 5 years demonstrated experience in developing proposals for, and managing  fee-for-service projects 
  • Qualifications and/or equivalent experience in Project Management.
  • Demonstrated success designing, implementing and improving project management and business development processes – ie business development pipelines and project delivery reporting in a fast moving, start-up and/or consultancy environment. 
  • Strong relationship management  and stakeholder communications and engagement in complex and multicultural contexts
  • High level of numeracy and literacy skills with attention to detail and accuracy. 
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple accountabilities in a fast-paced service orientated role, for a consultancy team that works remotely 
  • Super User capability for Harvest, Drop Box, Microsoft Teams, Excel and Word. 

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!   

How to apply

Read the full position description here.

Please submit your application to with the Subject Heading: Role Title  – [your name] and include:

  • Please send us a 1 – 2 page cover letter introducing yourself, your interest in the role and experience in relation to each of the accountabilities for the role?.
  • A current resume.
  • A link to your LinkedIn profile (if applicable).

If you have specific questions  about applying for this role please contact Carrie Skinner at  

  • Applications close at 9am on 9 June 2023.

About working with us

CFI values diversity and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people of all ages, and people who identify as LGBTQIA+. We welcome the skills, experiences and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in.

We acknowledge the resilience, knowledge, wisdom and teachings of the oldest living culture on our planet and pay our respect to all First Nations Elders past, present and emerging. In all our work and relationships, we believe in and strengthen deep collaboration between First Nations and other Australians.

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