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Executive Officer

Organisation : Disability Resources Centre (DRC)

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Administration & Office Support, Advocacy, Grants & Philanthropy, Management, Operations Management

Sector : Community Development, Disabilities, Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Disability Resources Centre (DRC)

About the role

  • Ensure the rights and choices of people with disability to achieve inclusion
  • Oversee operations and drive future focused strategy and growth
  • Part-time role up to 30 hours per week

The Organisation

The Disability Resources Centre (DRC) is a membership-driven organisation that provides professional advocacy services to adults with physical, sensory, intellectual, neurological, psychosocial and/or multiple disabilities living in metropolitan Melbourne.  DRC is an individual advocacy and campaigning organisation run by and for people with lived experience of disability, working to ensure that Victorians with disabilities enjoy equal rights and opportunities.  DRC also focuses on ongoing systemic advocacy campaigns and the development of a range of innovative pilot projects.

Benefits & Culture

  • Very flexible hybrid working arrangement
  • Attractive salary package + 10% pension per annum + salary packaging

The Role
Reporting into the committee management and managing a dedicated team of seven staff, you will provide strategic leadership to the overall operations, with a focus on increasing the organisation’s impact now and in the years to come.  You’ll lead, manage and motivate the team to continually strive to deliver on innovative development strategies to support the growth of existing professional advocacy services, new pilot projects and campaigns.

 Additionally, you will:

  • Oversee HR and office management
  • Provide leadership support to the individual advocacy program
  • Establish and strengthen stakeholder relationships – community, government, philanthropic, corporate
  • Oversee service agreements and accreditation audits and manage reporting requirements
  • Coordinate and oversee the development of grant & funding proposals
  • Support the committee to meet governance responsibilities & organisational objectives

Skills Required

You have executive management experience from within the not for profit sector, a hands on approach, well developed and innovative business acumen and a true commitment to advocating for the disability sector. You bring strategic leadership together with the experience to oversee a broad range of operations across finance, governance, management, reporting and administration.

As the DRC is an organisation run by people with disabilities, we welcome applications from individuals who self-identify as a person with a disability or have lived experience.  Experience from within the disability advocacy sector is also favourable.

If you are passionate about making a positive difference within disability education please send your cover letter responding to the skills required above and resume quoting reference #897452. Contact Gemma Schade on 03 8080 8978 for further information.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

How to apply


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

Profession: #Administration_and_Office_Support, #Advocacy, #Grants_and_Philanthropy, #Management, #Operations_Management
Sector: #Community_Development, #Disabilities, #Law_Justice_and_Human_Rights


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