About the role
Reporting to the CEO, the Head of Evidence and Innovation which leads the creation, design and testing of new and innovative programs that are informed by evidence. As a key member of the Executive team you will contribute to the strategic development of ADF and have specific responsibility for ensuring that programs and initiatives align to strategy. Overseeing knowledge management, advocacy, program design, and development and evaluation, you will be responsible for translating evidence-informed research and identifying opportunities for new pilot programs.
This exceptional role requires a qualified (ideally post-graduate) professional with at least 5 years senior leadership experience. Excellent management skills are critical and you will demonstrate the ability to successfully deliver strategy and operational excellence by inspiring and empowering high performing multi-disciplinary teams. Extensive experience of reviewing, synthesising and translating evidence is essential. You will have successfully developed and delivered innovative programs that provide practical solutions for communities. Working collaboratively with partners and key stakeholders, you will be an influential leader with the ability to represent and negotiate to achieve impactful outcomes.
About the organisation
The Alcohol and Drug Foundation is Australia's foremost organisation in the alcohol and other drug sector. A not-for-profit, community-based organisation whose purpose is to keep people safe from the harms of alcohol and other drugs across Australia. The partnership between the ADF and community groups is crucial to the success of their programs.
Throughout their 60 years of service to the Australian public, they have reached millions of people in local communities through sporting clubs, healthcare settings and schools. The work aligns with the three pillars of the National Drug Strategy and is based on solid, international evidence. Teams work collaboratively to offer educational information, drug and alcohol prevention programs and advocate for strong and healthy communities.
How to apply for this role
For further information or to obtain a copy of the position description, please contact the consultant assisting Alcohol and Drug Foundation, Julia Soutter at Fish & Nankivell, on 03 9654 7622, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be submitted by close of business on Monday 4 November 2019.
Melbourne | Canberra | www.fnow.com.au
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