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Demand for social innovation in Australia is growing, and we are too.

Working alongside a community of brilliant minds, we identify, design and test ideas, so that all Australians have the opportunity to live their best life.

We’re a not for profit with a purpose to enable better lives. We’re working on disrupting disadvantage, further self-determination, redesign ageing, activating social health and building the conditions for social innovation in Australia.

We’re looking out for great people to join our teams in Adelaide and Sydney and, to establish a new footprint for TACSI in Melbourne. We are looking for people with expertise in social impact, innovation and leadership. International applicants will also be considered for roles in Sydney and Adelaide.

Joining TACSI means joining one of the worlds longest standing social innovation teams and an organisation that is the product of the work and ideas of the practitioners who have shaped TACSI since 2009.

If you’re passionate about unlocking the potential of people and communities we’d love to hear from you.

Expressions of interest close 9am AEST Monday 8th July 2019.

The work

Could you see yourself working as part of a team designing new services with people living with disability. Adapting an international model of early years education to work in Tasmania, or working with a regional community to determine how to improve mental wellbeing in their town. Supporting an Aboriginal led organisation to develop an Aboriginal justice strategy, or influencing national policy on housing for older people. Or how about leading a strategy to build the social innovation ecosystem in Australia, or shifting cultural norms around death and dying in Australia?

TACSI’s work spans practice, services, commissioning, strategy, policy and systems. We work with not-for-profits, with government, with philanthropy, with for-purpose businesses and community controlled organisations. We take on projects that tackle the big issues organisations are facing right now, and we lead long term strategic projects that try to reset the direction of life in Australia.  We operate as a consultancy, we lead long term systems change initiatives, and we scale social ventures.

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We’re looking for…

Early career, or newer to social innovation

Project Officer

We’re looking for experienced project support (3+ yrs experience as a guide) to support our social innovation team with the delivery of their work including production tasks and organisational tasks. This is a role for people who thrive in supporting colleagues and the preparation and documentation of workshops and events.

Part time and full-time positions available.

Expressions of interest close 9am AEST Monday 8th July 2019.

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Social Innovator

We are looking for practitioners, newer to social innovation, who can contribute to complex social innovation work. This would suit someone early in their career (3+yrs) or an experienced professional switching their career into social innovation work

Part time and full-time positions available.

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Experienced practitioners

Senior Social Innovator

We are looking for experienced social innovation practitioners (4+ years as a guide) who can contribute to and lead aspects of complex social innovation work.

We’re open to international applicants looking to relocate to Adelaide or Sydney.

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Associates

We’re looking for experienced independent consultants with proven expertise in areas of innovation or social impact who share TACSI’s mission, can make major contributions to projects and want to become an ongoing part of our network.

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Practice leaders

Principal Social Innovator

We are looking for practice leaders who can lead complex social innovation work whilst growing the capability and confidence of peers, colleagues and partners. We’re looking for people with significant capability in two out of three of these following areas: Social Impact, Innovation and Leadership.

We’re open to international applicants looking to relocate to Adelaide or Sydney.

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Organisational leaders

Director of Social Innovation Consulting

We are looking for an inspirational organisational leader to lead our successful consulting business and define next generation of social innovation consulting.We are looking for strong leadership capabilities backed by capability in social innovation influencing and business strategy.

We’re looking for applicants in Sydney or Melbourne based applicants open to significant travel.

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Locations

Adelaide

TACSI’s was founded in Adelaide with seed funding from the South Australian Government to continue the state’s strong tradition of social innovation. We run most of our national projects from Adelaide and it’s where our CEO and Chief Innovation Officer are based – on the top floor of a former primary school in the CBD with views out to the hills. Here’s a short guide to Adelaide put together by our team.

Sydney

TACSI Sydney is just 3 years old and we’re still growing. We have a strong body of work across NSW including rural NSW and Queensland. We’re located on the edge of the CBD, our offices are not fancy, our views are not fantastic, but we can offer amazing people doing great work.

Melbourne

For years TACSI have we’ve been doing some our most progressive work with partners in Melbourne. Now, when we find the right team, we’re looking to establishing a footprint in the city. We’re particularly looking for people with a strong connections and relationships within Melbourne and across Victoria.

Thinking of moving to Australia?

We are currently considering international applicants for Principal and Senior Social Innovator positions in Adelaide and Sydney. We are experienced in providing visa support and our team already has many international team members who have relocated from the UK, Spain and the US to work with us. We can provide health care reimbursement, around 10 public holidays a year, 4 weeks of paid annual leave and 10 days sick leave. Australia is a great place to live and provides a great quality of life.

How to apply

We’ve kept the expression of interest as short as we can. If we think you are a suitable applicant, we’ll reach out to request a morel detailed application. We’re currently prioritising the recruitment of Principles, Senior Social Innovators and the Director role and will be running interviews for these positions in July.

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Working at TACSI

TACSI is a fast-paced environment where people from diverse disciplines, ages and experiences come together to tackle complex social issues and build the conditions for social innovation – all whilst helping each other to learn and grow.

As an organisation we are our own greatest experiment. We’re 3 years into our own journey of developing TACSI as a networked system, centred around learning and impact. People don’t have line managers they have peer-buddies. Work hours are flexible and teams are dynamically formed around projects according to expertise. Financial responsibilities are distributed and our senior leaders (eg Chief Executive Officer and Chief Innovation Officer) are accessible parts of the connected team.

We regularly come together to connect around learning – from our own work, to our partners and international thought leaders. Everyone in the organisation is active in shaping our organisational strategy and ongoing evolution. We also recognise that change starts with shifting how we function as individuals, in teams and throughout the organisation.

We work across Australia with our TACSI practitioners travelling regularly to bring the right expertise to the right place at the right time. As practitioners we constantly have to balance the tension between our ideals and the realities of today’s systems and power structures.

We recognise that TACSI asks a lot of people, but it is also a fantastic place to learn and stretch and grow, one that suits people who are passionate about social impact, and open to having their own mental models and practice challenged.