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Chief Executive Officer

Organisation : Volunteering Australia

Location : Canberra

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Up to $150,000 pa package

Application closing date : 14 Jul, 2020

About the role

Reporting to and in partnership with the Board, the CEO is responsible for the success of Volunteering Australia, ensuring meaningful contribution to and support for the volunteering sector. In close collaboration with Partners, Stakeholders and Members, the CEO will be responsible for accomplishing the VA mission and vision through the effective leadership and management of VA staff and day-to-day business operations.

This is both an exciting time for VA and a challenging time for volunteering, with issues and opportunities for volunteering across Australia to be navigated. The incoming CEO will be tasked with growing the organisation including the expansion of VA’s partnerships and working with the Board to develop the next strategic plan.

The CEO will have strong values that align with VA’s goals and mission, and thoroughly understand the context and landscape of volunteering in Australia, including challenges and opportunities in practice and from a policy perspective.

To be considered for this role you will need to be a dynamic leader, with the ability to engage and develop lasting, positive relationships with passionate stakeholders at a national level, including partners, members, government, private organisations, community and Foundation Members (State/Territory peaks).

Your commercial and business acumen will ensure the successful delivery of key objectives whilst growing strategic partnerships that encompass revenue generation and organisational growth, to the benefit of both members and stakeholders.

You will be experienced in leading associations and not for profit organisations, including supporting effective governance processes. An in-depth knowledge of driving national strategy across a federated model is essential, as is experience in navigating and leading the development of national advocacy and communications campaigns.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the national peak organisation for volunteers as it moves into a new strategic cycle, and shape the future of volunteering in Australia.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Volunteering Australia

Volunteering Australia (VA) is the national peak body for volunteering, working to advance volunteering in the Australian community. VA actively provides consultative feedback and input to Government to influence public policy, and highlight its impact on Australia’s nearly six million formal volunteers and the organisations to which they offer their time.

The VA Vision is to see “A stronger, more connected and resilient Australian community through volunteering” and the VA Mission is to lead, strengthen, promote and celebrate volunteering in Australia.

How to apply

Position Description : 200616-01-CEO-Volunteering-Australia

The Chief Executive Officer, Volunteering Australia recruitment assignment is being managed exclusively by People Recruitment - a generalist division of People Recruitment Group.

For more details about the role and how to apply go to

Please quote in application: Chief Executive Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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