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Executive Director

Organisation : Craig Family Centre

Location : Melbourne (Ashburton)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management, Community Services, Education & Training

Sector : Children, Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 31 Dec, 2021

About the role

About You

You have exceptional community development vision and operational experience in community development and / or an early learning environment. Having a sense of purpose is important to you.  You are a highly motivated and inspiring leader who can support an experienced team.  You can work autonomously yet understand the importance of a collaborative approach.  You have senior leadership experience and excellent stakeholder management skills.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Communicate and progress the purpose and strategic plan of The Craig Family Centre;
  • Manage the day to day operations of The Craig and report to a Committee of Management;
  • Create positive and open, professional relationships with the community, families and children;
  • Lead development of a community and neighbourhood house plan, supported by Community Programs Coordinator and volunteers;
  • Oversee early learning curriculum development, supported by the Children’s Services Educational Leader and Nominated Supervisor;
  • Proactively manage business development opportunities to maximise financial sustainability across all programs;
  • Ensure compliance with National and State legislation and Exceeds National Quality Standards (ACECQA).

 The successful candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in community work/ development, early childhood education, business, or other relevant disciplines.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a Centre Manager role and / or experience in a similar senior leadership role.
  • Experience working at the direction of a community-based Committee of Management / Board
  • Applied knowledge in one or more of the following sectors – community services/development and neighbourhood house; management of children’s early learning services
  • An understanding of and commitment to the National Quality Standards (NQS), National Regulations and Victorian Early Years Learning Framework (VEYLF).
  • Proven ability to inspire, lead and support a team of educators and other program staff
  • Experience and ability to develop and maintain budgets
  • Extensive experience in managing stakeholder relations
  • Qikkids experience desirable
  • Current Working with Children’s and Police Checks
  • Current driver licence and own motor vehicle.


  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Optional 9 day fortnight
  • Modern, well equipped facilities in a central location
  • Dedicated and experienced team of educators and staff including administration support
  • Support from an engaged Committee of Management
  • Professional development opportunities for you and the team



About the organisation

Organisation Name : Craig Family Centre

The Craig Family Centre, Ashburton, VIC

About Us

Founded on principles of social equity and inclusion for all, The Craig Family Centre (‘The Craig’) offers a range of programs and services including neighbourhood house and community development, early learning including occasional care, kindergarten and playgroup in the Ashburton area. We are co-located with Access Health and Maternal and Child Health and service integration is a key service delivery feature of our Centre.  

As an incorporated association governed by a Committee of Management, the ‘Craig’ is dedicated to providing the very best in early education in a safe and nurturing environment to ensure every child can make a positive start. Our community programs equally thread the same ethos through every stage of life.

The incoming Executive Director has the unique opportunity of creating a community development plan for The Craig – building on our current offering. The ED will be supported by a Community Programs Coordinator, an experienced team of educators in the Children’s Services branch of The Craig, and an experienced administration team.

Our Purpose:

We strive to ensure that individuals and families of all kinds are respected by, connected with and engaged in our local community.

Our Values:

  • We Value Diversity
  • We Work Inclusively
  • We Are Respectful
  • We Are Sustainable

How to apply

To apply or enquire about this role, please send your Cover Letter and Resume to:

Lil Barac-Macey, Chair Craig Family Centre or Bob Stensholt, Secretary Craig Family Centre



Please quote in application: Executive Director via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management, #Community_Services, #Education_and_Training
Sector: #Children, #Community_Development

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