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Chief Executive Officer

Organisation : Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS)

Location : Canberra

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, Community Services, Management, Operations Management

Sector : Community Support Services, Families, Humanitarian, Law, Justice & Human Rights, Social Enterprise

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Work towards a world free of violence and abuse in a critical leadership role
  • Build your reputation as a domestic violence key opinion leader
  • Exceptional opportunity to lead an influential, feminist-informed non-profit

The Organisation
Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) is a Canberra-based non-government, not-for-profit specialist domestic and family violence service that seeks to reduce violence and abuse in relationships. DVCS provides crisis and long-term support services to help break the domestic and family violence cycle. DVCS is here to support people, both during and after crisis situations as well as support programs for those who use violence, with aim of bringing about change.

Benefits & Culture    
You’ll enjoy a high level of visibility as the leader and spokesperson for this leading domestic violence organisation and be rewarded with a competitive salary package.

The Role

Reporting to the board and based in the Canberra office, you will join at a pivotal time of consolidation and growth. Your visionary and inspiring leadership will cement DVCS’s reputation as the leading domestic violence non-profit in the ACT.
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overall governance, operational and financial management.
  • Leading a high performing skilled, professional and supported team. 
  • Developing and executing the strategic plan.
  • External stakeholder management and collaboration.
  • Contributing to the broader domestic and family violence sector.
  • Representing DVCS at stakeholder meetings including government, media and forums.
  • Effectively promoting DVCS the organisation in the wider community.
  • Developing and delivering ongoing revenue/fundraising streams that support future growth.

Skills Required
To excel in this role you will be a strong and decisive executive leader, from a domestic violence background, or similar sector organisation. You will have highly developed strategic planning skills and a proven track record developing high-performing teams.
Additionally you will offer:

  • Demonstrated success in achieving strategic plans and implementing innovative solutions.
  • Experience delivering sound financial management and operational excellence.
  • An entrepreneurial approach that has delivered valued outcomes for similar organisations.
  • Persuasive, influential and energetic leadership skills and the ability to manage complexity.
  • Expertise managing high level stakeholders and achieving community engagement.
  • Excellent communication skills and effective advocacy and representation experience.
  • High levels of emotional intelligence and inner confidence; an aptitude for continuous learning.

If you believe in a world free of violence and abuse, please apply by submitting your resume and covering letter addressing the above skills and experience required quoting ref #688051, or contact Lois Freeke in confidence on +61 (0) 2 8243 0570.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS)

How to apply

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


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