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Executive Director – Research, Evaluation & Strategic Policy

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Organisation : Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $140,000-$150,000 + super

Application closing date : 1 Jul, 2019

About the role

The Executive Director Research, Evaluation and Strategic Policy is a full-time, 3-year contract position based in Collingwood in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs.

This position will form part of the highly motivated Executive Team of VACCHO and head up one of the newly formed units within the organisation redesign. You will be responsible for the implementation and transition to the new structure and play a key role in the change management process underpinning successful change.

The Research, Evidence and Strategic Policy Unit leads the development of well-reasoned, evidence-based policy and advocacy to ensure that VACCHO and its members are strategically positioned to improve the Aboriginal community’s health and wellbeing outcomes.

Some of your key areas of accountability will include:

  • Leading and implementing the VACCHO data and research strategy to expand the organisation’s data collection and support data sovereignty;
  • Supporting and implementing a collaborative approach with Members and key stakeholders that results in more strategic use, interpretation and analysis of meaningful data within the sector; and
  • Developing a strategy to ensure all VACCHO policy position statements and advocacy are informed by evidence-based practice, knowledge and research.

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures’ of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

To view the Position Description with the full role overview and list of accountabilities and selection criteria, please go to:

This is an exciting opportunity to take on a newly created, Executive leadership role within a well-respected centre of expertise, policy advice, training and innovation in Aboriginal health. With an organisational commitment to creating greater efficiencies, integration and responsiveness across core activities, this is the perfect time to join VACCHO and help shape the future of Aboriginal health in Victoria.

The remuneration package for this position is set between $140,000-$150,000 + super, commensurate with the skills and experience that you are bringing to the role.

You will also have access to a range of additional benefits including salary packaging (up to $15,999), additional annual leave and great work-life balance!

Located on Sackville Street in Collingwood, the VACCHO office is a close walk to Victoria Park station and tram stops as well as the cafes and great coffee spots on Smith Street and Brunswick Street.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity. If you want to be a part of the strategic decision making that will help close the gap in Aboriginal health in Victoria, Apply Now.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) is the peak body for the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people living in Victoria and is a centre of expertise, policy advice, training, innovation and leadership.

VACCHO is entering a new exciting chapter of its existence, experiencing growth and change in a significant time of self-determination and Community Control. VACCHO advocates for strength-based approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

As a result of this change, the organisation has created four new Executive Director roles to lead and drive a stronger presence helping the community, and leading the state in improving Aboriginal Health.

This is an exciting opportunity for dynamic and energetic leaders to nurture and lead VACCHO and their teams across four units of educational services; research and policy; member and workforce support; and corporate services and to make a difference and create positive change in Victorian Aboriginal communities.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Executive Director - Research, Evaluation & Strategic Policy via Pro Bono Australia.

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