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Associate Director – Office of Social Impact Investment

Website NSW Treasury


  • Employment Type: Two ongoing positions
  • Classification / Grade / Band: Clerk Grade 11/12
  • Remuneration: $134,411 – $155.445; plus Superannuation and Leave Loading
  • Location: Sydney CBD, Flexible & hybrid working options available
  • Applications Close: Wednesday, 17 May 2023 at 10:00am

Stepping into the heart of the NSW Government

You will have an invaluable opportunity to create a positive impact for the people of New South Wales. You will be challenged to provide the best outcomes possible in this role while developing and growing your own skills.

When you join Treasury, you join an organisation that is a whole-of-government financial and economic advisor. Treasury is a critical component of the government and provides advice that informs a wide range of financial, economic and policy driven work for the state of NSW.

We consider work-life balance a key feature of being employed here. You will have the flexibility to manage your work schedule around times that best suit your life outside of the workplace and in line with organisational needs.

Enrich your career with the NSW Treasury


While we are certain you will already have your own expertise to ensure success in this role, you will also continue to learn and improve your skills in core areas, including

  • mastering the arts of negotiation & conflict resolution
  • managing and developing people
  • inspiring direction and purpose

You will join our Financial Management and Services Group and will be working within the Strategic Balance Sheet Management Division in the Office of Social Impact Investment. Read more about your future Group and Division .

As you grow in your role at Treasury, there may be opportunities to be a subject matter expert and to be a key contact for the business group. Transform and develop your career in a central government agency that is invested in you.

The Associate Director role will provide you with the opportunity to expand your network as you will have the chance to work with multiple teams, agencies, external stakeholders, and organisations to help shape your career.

Investing in you

The team you will join is made up of a diverse and welcoming group of people. We understand what starting a new job is like, and to ensure you have the most positive experience we will ‘Buddy’ you up with a team member to help settle you in.

Just some of the benefits of working with Treasury include:

  • Flexible hybrid working at our office at 52 Martin Place, Sydney with standard working hours 35 hours per week.
  • Accrue quarterly flex time for any hours worked over the standard hours, and enjoy true work life balance
  • Continuous learning initiatives to invest in your career. We invite subject matter experts to share their knowledge and expertise during in-house education sessions, and online training is at your fingertips to access.
  • A healthy workplace, both mentally and physically. Our Wellbeing at Treasury curriculum offers regular seminars. From opportunities to connect with colleagues to boost social connection, to seminars on creating better financial health and physical and psychological wellbeing.
  • A range of leave to support you with your needs out of work including generous paid parental leave, carers leave and more.

Read More About Our Benefits .

Your day as an Associate Director

Your typical day-to-day work includes leading engagement on social impact investments (SIIs). This includes undertaking robust data analyses and research to support the development of SIIs; advising on and negotiating financial and commercial structure of SIIs; drafting contractual agreements; and overseeing management, evaluation and performance of SIIs.

You will work in agile cross-disciplinary project teams to provide strategic, operational, financial, risk management and governance support in the delivery of impact investments, including social enterprise initiatives, and the NSW Sustainability Bond Programme.

You will lead the provision of timely and authoritative expert advice and recommendations to the Secretary, Treasurer, and Agencies on the impact investment market and NSW Social Impact Investment Policy.

This role liaises extensively with other areas within Treasury, with NSW government agencies and equivalents in other jurisdictions across Australia, impact investing and philanthropic sectors, and academia.

Achieve success as Associate Director

In this integral role there are a few things we would like for you to have to best support yourself and add value to the people of NSW.

You will be successful in this role if you are:

  • customer-focused and empathetic
  • resilient and adaptable
  • have excellent communication (verbal and written) and negotiation skills
  • have advanced financial modelling, cost-benefit analysis and/or impact measurement and evaluation skills.

We are also committed to providing you with access to learning and development programs to help you achieve your performance objectives and career goals. Read more about how we invest in you .

If you have a strong focus on improving outcomes for communities, and would be interested in roles such as impact investing specialist, sustainability/ESG manager, then this could be the path for you.

Interested in working with us?

We would love to learn more about you!

We welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Read the role description to learn more about the role and submit your application ONLY via the I Work for NSW jobs platform.

NSW Treasury is an accredited Disability Confident Recruiter . This means we provide a fair and equitable recruitment process to all candidates. People with a disability can apply for our jobs without experiencing barriers. We are committed to being an employer of choice for the people of New South Wales.

How We Get To Know You

  • an up-to-date resume detailing your knowledge, skills, and experience in relation to the role.
  • complete several pre-screening questions as part of the application process.

Read more about what to expect in the hiring process .

Talent Pool

A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool represents a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term, or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.


To be eligible to apply for ongoing employment at NSW Treasury, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia.

NSW Treasury does not provide relocation expenses, nor can we support employer-sponsored work visas unless specifically referenced in the advertisement.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo background checks and provide confirmation of tertiary academic qualifications before commencement.

Any questions?

Visit our Careers Centre or contact our Talent Advisor Kathy Lau

Close of applications: 10:00 am Wednesday 17 May 2023

A concurrent search is also underway

Click “Apply online” below to start your application.