Crawford Fund Director of Operations – Job Description

March 1, 2021

The Crawford Fund is a not-for-profit organisation that raises awareness of the benefits to Australia and developing countries of Australia’s engagement in international agricultural research and development; supports training programs for developing country scientists and farmers, drawing on Australian experience, and encourages and supports young Australians in their careers, studies and volunteering in agriculture for development. 

The Fund has state and territory committees and has a small central office in Canberra from where finances, coordination, communications and general business are managed.

A key role in the Canberra Office is that of Director of Operations who will report to the CEO.  This is a new role that has been designed to replace our retiring Finance Director and incorporate some additional corporate management functions, including a significant update of some of our office management systems.


  • Financial management and reporting.
  • Corporate governance including developing and implementing policies, processes and guidelines.
  • HR and payroll.
  • IT and data management.
  • Organisational budget preparation.
  • Oversight of OH&S and organizational culture.
  • Oversight of organisational information management systems.
  • Liaison with state and territory coordinators and administer financial and information management aspects. of state and territory training programs.

Hours of duty

This is a 4/5FTE to full time position (i.e. 4 or 5 days per week).  Salary will be negotiable commensurate with experience and industry standards. This will be a three year contract, renewable by mutual agreement.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience of running financial management systems for small businesses.
  • Demonstrated experience of managing/implementing information management systems for small organisations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a small team.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact positively with clients, customers and suppliers.
  • Demonstrated experience of adaptability and in working independently with limited supervision.
  • Familiarity with MS Office and MYOB software platforms.
  • Ability to write short reports.
  • Qualifications in financial/business administration are essential.

Applications indicating how you meet the selection criteria and including a c.v. should be emailed to Ms Sue Faulkner ([email protected]) by close of business on Monday March 22nd.  Please also provide contact details of two professional referees.