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Chief Executive Officer

Organisation : SNAICC - National Voice for Our Children

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, CEO & Senior Management, Community Services

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Engagement, Indigenous, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 7 Dec, 2020

About the role

Reporting to the SNAICC Chair, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the strategic leadership and stewardship of the organisation.  As the collective voice for SNAICC members, the CEO enhances and develops the exceptional reputation of the organisation, embedding its position as a trusted and informed peak body. Building the capability and capacity of the sector, fostering partnerships, and leading on impactful projects, this position will be key to improving service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island children. Driving systemic change, the CEO will lead strategic advocacy that is outcomes orientated and evidence based – reaching beyond western frameworks, to capture the wisdom of indigenous cultural knowledge and experience.

With exceptional strategic and leadership skills, and a demonstrated commitment to social justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, you will be experienced at operating at a very senior level. With outstanding advocacy experience, you will have the ability to drive a transformational policy reform agenda, and bring the intellect, creativity and judgement to operate in a complex membership-based environment.  Prior experience of reporting to a Board will be beneficial and it is essential that you have an excellent track record of business and people management. Commercial nous and the ability to enhance the long-term sustainability of an organisation is essential.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : SNAICC - National Voice for Our Children

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children, has successfully supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children since its formal establishment in 1981. As the national peak body, SNAICC works for the fulfilment of the rights, needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.   SNAICC exists to see all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children thrive - growing up in nurturing environments, with loving and supporting families, adequate food and housing, enriched with their culture – to live their dreams.

How to apply

For further information and to make an application please contact Julia Soutter, Partner at Fish & Nankivell on 03 9654 7622 or email  It is recommended that you read the full position description before submitting an application and a conversation with Julia is actively encouraged. The closing date for applications is Monday, 7 December 2020.

We recognise it is a challenging time and we are adapting to create a flexible approach to our search process. Like many small businesses, the Fish & Nankivell team is working remotely and we will endeavour to continue to provide a seamless service.

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



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