Program Producer (Contract)

About the position

We are seeking an exceptional person for a role of Small Giants Academy Program Producer who is part of the team responsible for the coordination and delivery of the Academy’s leadership programming for a more hopeful future (Mastery of Business and Empathy, Events, Deep Dives,Impact Safaris,Retreats) ensuring the highest possible standard, and embodying a philosophy of care embodied in what we call “enlightened


This person will be self-motivated, creative and responsible for a range of operational, production, programming and partnership activities for a segment of our programs we call Deep Dives. From delivering programs to contracting speakers and facilitators to managing the budget, marketing and partnership for a number of our programs:  

  • Program production from conception to customer journey and evaluation
  • Develop and engage in partnerships and marketing
  • Manage program proposals and contracting
  • Coordinate speakers and resources for each program
  • Ideate on potential new programs and innovations
  • Event management and supporting community engagement
  • Hosting of virtual and in person programs (zoom and, primarily, at The White House in Melbourne)
  • Work collaboratively with a larger team that is delivering on events and programs

About Small Giants Academy

Small Giants Academy is a not-for-profit centre for wisdom and action dedicated to building leadership for a more hopeful future. Through our Programs, Retreats, Evants and Storytelling, we inspire and equip people to become the business, social and political leaders we need in what we call the Next Economy — a more just and inclusive global economy that supports human flourishing while living in harmony with the natural world. Our belief in both inner transformation and systemic change guides everything we do.  Our fellows include leaders from all over Australia and around the world.

Our Deep Dives are a growing segment of our programming. This role will initially produce Storytelling for Change, Interconnected Leader and Next Economy Governance.


A strong preference for Melbourne based applicants as we are headquartered in St Kilda, Melbourne

Required Skills and Background

  • Community engagement & heart for People & Culture
  • Project and financial management experience
  • Outstanding communications skills – written and verbal
  • Values aligned with Small Giants Academy philosophy
  • Comfort and ability to work in an online environment (many programs are delivered virtually)
  • Ability to work cross functionally in teams with stakeholders to achieve a shared goal
  • Demonstrated interest in leadership development

Essential Attributes

  • Excellent attention to detail and project management
  • Works autonomously and collaboratively within a small, agile team
  • Energised by change and growth including learning and interacting with new people and programs and being part of a growing and evolving organisation
  • Caring, flexible, open minded and oriented to solutions
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial mindset and approach
  • Strong verbal and written communicator e.g.  emails, newsletters, proposals, slides
  • Enjoys meeting and welcoming new people
  • Passionate about leadership for a more hopeful future

Desirable Skills (Nice to have)

  • Demonstrated passion for storytelling, leadership and/or governance.
  • Program development and/or delivery experience  
  • Experience in leadership development, education or related
  • Marketing, partnerships and external communication writing skills
  • Community engagement in an online environment
  • Demonstrated history of work in a social impact and/or next economy environment
  • Partnerships and/or relationship management experience
  • Leadership facilitation experience


Reports to Head of Programs with collaboration across the SGA team.

Working Hours

This is a 4 day a week position that requires flexibility as our programs are often held outside of usual business hours (in the evenings) up to 10 November 2024. If interested, there is an opportunity to extend to 5 days per week with one of these days to support the production of our inaugural Wisdom and Action Forum in August.

Application Process

To apply, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to our head of Finance and Operations, and head of programs via    

With the right candidate, we’re ready to fill this newly created position immediately and will be shortlisting on a rolling basis.

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