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Senior Manager, Social Impact, ANZ



Melbourne, VIC, Australia · Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

About Airwallex

Airwallex is the only unified payments and financial platform for global businesses. Powered by our unique combination of proprietary infrastructure and software, we empower over 100,000 businesses worldwide – including Brex, Rippling, Navan, Qantas, SHEIN and many more – with fully integrated solutions to manage everything from business accounts, payments, spend management and treasury, to embedded finance at a global scale.

Proudly founded in Melbourne, we have a team of over 1,500 of the brightest and most innovative people in tech located across more than 20 offices across the globe. Valued at US$5.6 billion and backed by world-leading investors including Sequoia, Lone Pine, Greenoaks, DST Global, Salesforce Ventures and Mastercard, Airwallex is leading the charge in building the global payments and financial platform of the future. If you're ready to do the most ambitious work of your career, join us.

Reporting to the Director, Corporate Affairs (ANZ), this is a brand-new role and a once-in-a-career opportunity to build a social impact program from the ground up.

As a member of our high-performing team, you will have an opportunity to contribute to and strengthen Airwallex’s growth trajectory. You will play an instrumental role in developing and executing a strategy that supports Airwallex’s social impact goals and priorities in Australia. This includes conducting research, establishing relationships with partner organisations and key stakeholders, and implementing and overseeing a robust program of activities and projects aimed at serving our community and core audiences.

As a naturally purpose-driven business that exists to help businesses thrive, you’ll find ways to measure, grow and elevate our impact both internally and externally. You’ll do this while growing awareness of Airwallex as a significant contributor to greater good.


  • Develop and implement a bespoke social impact strategy for Airwallex Australia, including a blend of external and internal programs

  • Conduct research to identify relevant territories, partners and highest impact initiatives

  • Act as the company’s ‘conscience’, championing purpose and best practice

  • Coordinate a varied program including philanthropy, product, community and educational initiatives, among others

  • Consult stakeholders on our evolving program and priorities, and identify opportunities for our partnership

  • Represent Airwallex as our Social Impact lead externally and supervise events, projects and campaigns geared at having a positive impact

  • Work with People & Talent to identify opportunities to engage the broader Airwallex team

  • Track, measure and grow Airwallex’s impact, while elevating awareness of the program internally and externally through strategic storytelling across earned and owned channels


  • 8-15 years of experience, preferably in a similar in-house role. A background in financial services or technology companies will be highly regarded, but not essential

  • Experience in social impact strategy, preferably with corporate philanthropy and social impact programs

  • Knowledge in corporate affairs, internal communications, community partnerships, public affairs highly regarded

  • Solid existing relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders such as NFPs, charities, government, industry and community groups and education institutions

  • Proven track record and ability to deliver tangible outcomes

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication ability, strong stakeholder management skills

  • A collaborative attitude with the ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders, including exposure to senior leadership

  • An innovative outlook and open-minded approach to new ways of getting things done

  • Comfort with ambiguity and the ability to problem solve, test and learn

  • Highly-adaptable, comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to reprioritise and change gears quickly


  • A doer as well as a strategic thinker; loves to roll up their sleeves to execute and implement with good attention to detail

  • A quick learner who acts in real-time and is able to problem-solve and respond to fast-changing situations

  • A team player with excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills who knows how to adapt to different cultures and personalities

  • A strong communicator and culture-carrier, who is able to exert influence with stakeholders

Equal Opportunity

Airwallex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Airwallex is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent. We don’t regard color, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status when making our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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