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National Director, THRYVE – ATSI Early Years

Organisation : SNAICC - National Voice for our Children

Location : Melbourne (Collingwood)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, CEO & Senior Management, Community Services, Education & Training, Management, Operations Management, Other, Policy & Research, Project Management

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Education & Training, Indigenous, Other, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $145,000 per annum – depending on experience (plus salary packaging arrangements plus, superannuation)

Application closing date : 13 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : SNAICC - National Voice for our Children

Established in 1981, SNAICC – National Voice for our Children is the National Peak Body in Australia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. SNAICC’s vision is that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and families are protected, our communities determine their own futures, and our cultural identity is valued.

We work to amplify the voice of community and the sector for the fulfilment of the rights of our children.

SNAICC is governed by a Board of Directors: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders from the early years, child safety, development and well- being sectors.

SNAICC plays a key role in the following areas:

  • Community and sector voice: SNAICC engages with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and the sector to understand their needs and aspirations and give a strong voice to these perspectives. We also communicate back to and with community on key issues, programs and projects;
  • Research, policy and leadership: SNAICC seeks to understand and share what works to drive better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families and translate this into policy and practice;
  • Sector development: SNAICC works with and supports the sector to enhance the quality, access and sustainability of services.

About the role

  • Full-time position based in Melbourne (negotiable for the right person).
  • Salary range commences at $145,000 per annum – depending on experience (plus salary packaging arrangements plus, superannuation)
  • Three-year contract with potential to extend, subject to ongoing project funding.

Are you passionate about advancing the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children?

THRYVE is an exciting new initiative within SNAICC – National Voice for our Children. THRYVE aims to represent, build and grow the community-controlled early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector across the country.

SNAICC has created a new division within its organisational structure to manage the implementation and evaluation of this significant initiative. SNAICC is seeking an experienced leader to direct this division and be part of SNAICC’s executive leadership team.

There are three state wide pilot sites (NSW, Victoria, WA), each with a team of 4 who support the community-controlled ECEC sector, and provide representation and leadership in areas such as: workforce development and training, service quality, networking and communities of practice, policy, advocacy and system development.

THRYVE NSW was established in 2021. THRYVE WA and THRYVE VIC are currently in the co-design phase.

SNAICC also employs a national team of experts in early years policy, workforce and program development to work alongside THRYVE to support and represent the community-controlled early years sector in all states and territories.

This position will suit an experienced leader, with advanced skills in project and people management, high level negotiation and advocacy experience, and strategic stakeholder engagement skills.

The Director will have a solid understanding of and experience in supporting principles and practice relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community control and self-management in community services.

This is an identified Indigenous position. The filing of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute a special measure under subsection 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

For general information about SNAICC, visit the SNAICC website.

For specific questions about the role please contact:

John Burton – Manager Policy & Research, SNAICC on M 0401 878 063.

How to apply

Applications must include:

  • a brief cover letter outlining why you are applying for the position
  • written responses to how you meet each of the key selection criteria, including short examples demonstrating your proficiency for each criteria
  • a resume with your skills, experience and qualifications, relevant to the National Director, THRYVE position
  • names and contact details for two or more recent referees.

All applicants will be notified of the progress or outcome of their application. The successful applicant will be required to have or obtain a current Working with Children Check and a National Police Check.

Please apply via the below application.


Please quote in application: National Director, THRYVE - ATSI Early Years via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Advocacy, #CEO_and_Senior_Management, #Community_Services, #Education_and_Training, #Management, #Operations_Management, #Other, #Policy_and_Research, #Project_Management
Sector: #Children, #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #Education_and_Training, #Indigenous, #Other, #Youth_and_Young_People


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