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Executive Director - Education Services

Job No: 111889
Location: Collingwood

  • Aboriginal Designated Position - only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply
  • Fantastic opportunity for someone with extensive RTO/Education experience to join this dynamic organisation
  • Highly attractive salary with lucrative salary sacrificing options
  • Enjoy great benefits including additional annual leave

About the Organisation

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) is the peak body for the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people living in Victoria and is a centre of expertise, policy advice, training, innovation and leadership.

VACCHO is entering a new exciting chapter of its existence, experiencing growth and change in a significant time of self-determination and Community Control. VACCHO advocates for strength-based approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

As a result of this change, the organisation has created four new Executive Director roles to lead and drive a stronger presence helping the community, and leading the state in improving Aboriginal Health.

This is an exciting opportunity for dynamic and energetic leaders to nurture and lead VACCHO and their teams across four units of educational services; research and policy; member and workforce support; and corporate services and to make a difference and create positive change in Victorian Aboriginal communities.

To learn more about the other positions available, please click on the links below:

Executive Director - Corporate Services 

Executive Director of Members, Organisational and Community Services (Indigenous Identified)

Executive Director of Research, Evaluation and Strategic Policy (Indigenous Identified)

About the Opportunity

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) now has a rewarding opportunity for an Executive Director - Education Services to join the Education Services Unit based in Collingwood, Melbourne. This position is offered on a full-time, 3-year contract basis with the possibility for renewal. 

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), VACCHO's Education Services Unit delivers accredited and non-accredited education and training programs including high-quality Aboriginal cultural safety training.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), you will be responsible for leading the education and training services while ensuring that the VACCHO RTO delivers a high quality, compliant and engaging service that is responsible to the needs of VACCHO members. 

Some of your more specific duties may include (but will not be limited to):

  • Ensuring policy, planning and decision making are based on research, data, community experience and knowledge;
  • Leading the way in working with members and other stakeholders to achieve gains in Aboriginal Health and wellbeing;
  • Maintaining a steadfast commitment to Aboriginal culture and self-determination;
  • Coordinating the future planning and development of programs and ensuring training profitability for the unit;
  • Maintaining ASQAA Certification status and ensure the requirement of the National VET Regulator Act and conditions of funding agreements are achieved; and
  • Developing and implementing a communication and marketing strategy.

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

To view the full Position Description, click here.

About You

To be successful in this role, you must have experience managing an RTO at a senior level. You will also need to hold a minimum Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Any relevant tertiary qualifications would be held in high regard.

You must have demonstrated experience and in-depth understanding of change management and how to effectively influence change while cultivating a positive environment for staff within the unit throughout the redesign process.

Your ability to strategically increase reliability and standing within the sector as an RTO and regularly identifying innovative solutions to multi-faceted issues will be pivotal to its continued success. 

Importantly, you will have exceptional interpersonal communication and negotiation skills ensuring your ability to maintain and enhance relationships both internally and externally.

Please note: It is a requirement that all VACCHO employees undergo a National Police Clearance Check prior to commencement.

About the Benefits

This is an exciting opportunity to take on a newly created, Executive leadership role within a well-respected centre of expertise, policy advice, training and innovation in Aboriginal health. With an organisational commitment to creating greater efficiencies, integration and responsiveness across core activities, this is the perfect time to join VACCHO and help shape the future of Aboriginal health in Victoria.

The remuneration package for this position is set between $140,000-$150,000 + super, commensurate with the skills and experience that you are bringing to the role. 

You will also have access to a range of additional benefits including salary packaging (up to $15,999), additional annual leave and great work-life balance.

Located on Sackville Street in Collingwood, the VACCHO office is a close walk to Victoria Park station and tram stops as well as the cafes and great coffee spots on Smith Street and Brunswick Street.

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