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Organisation : Amaze

Location : Melbourne (Richmond )

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 20 Sep, 2020

About the role

Executive Manager, Autism Helpline & Community Capacity Building Programs

  • Peak body for autistic people and their families in Victoria
  • Critical leadership role providing strategic and operational oversight to key programs, including the national roll-out of Autism Connect
  • Full Time position
  • Currently working remotely from home under Covid Restrictions, office location in Richmond


As the Executive Manager, you will report directly to the CEO, and your key accountabilities will include:

  • Program management – provide strategic and operational oversight, and ensure evaluation and reporting of four key program areas: the Autism Connect national autism helpline service, the Amaze Knowledge Centre, Amaze Community (Peer) Support program and Amaze Capacity Building program.
  • Stakeholder engagement – lead stakeholder engagement for the ISCB program including building relationships with government and NDIA and its partners (LAC’s, ECEI) and other organisations to form partnerships of mutual benefit
  • Business development – drive new business and revenue and develop funding proposals to achieve budget and grow revenues
  • Executive Team participation – strategic contribution to Amaze’s strategic planning and delivery of KPIs, working collaboratively with other Executive Managers

A major focus of this role will be the implementation, launch and growth of the Autism Connect service, to expand Amaze to a national footprint. Autism Connect has been funded for three years and will delivery a national autism information service. This service will support autistic people, their families and carers, the broader autism sector (allied health professionals, researchers, educators) and the general public – providing information and support across multiple channels including phone, email, webchat, SMS.

What you will bring to this role:

  • Degree qualification in an appropriate field – e.g. Community Engagement / Development, Social Sciences, or Public Administration
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar management role, setting strategic direction at program level and overseeing operations, ideally in a government or community setting.
  • Knowledge of, or demonstrated commitment to, working with autistic people in co-design capacity to provide services to the autistic community
  • Exceptional verbal, written, presentation and persuasion skills, with the ability to build strategic partnerships to meet shared objectives
  • High level strategy, business, financial management and organisational skills
  • Knowledge of the disability service system, the NDIS, and/or experience in a Not-for-Profit environment would also be highly regarded.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Amaze

For more than 50 years, Amaze has provided information and resources to autistic people and their families, the broader autism sector (service providers, researchers, autism organisations) and the wider community.  

Today Amaze supports thousands of people every year and also advocates to government to influence positive change and builds the skills of the community to create a better world for autistic people and their families.

Amaze is committed to improving employment opportunities for autistic people. We do this both through advocating to the broader community and employing autistic people at Amaze. We endeavour to provide support and adjustments through the recruitment process and throughout employment to the specific needs of autistic candidates and employees.  Autistic people with the skills and experience outlined in the position description are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Executive Manager, Autism Helpline & Community Capacity Building via Pro Bono Australia.




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