CEO (Aboriginal Identified)

Job No: 122749
Location: Echuca

Aboriginal Designated Position - only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply

  • Are you an experienced leader, passionate about improving health & wellbeing to empower Aboriginal Communities?
  • Highly rewarding opportunity with a well-established organisation that delivers a wide variety of community-focused services!
  • Attractive remuneration circa $130,000 - $150,000 plus super, salary sacrificing, a work/private vehicle & accommodation!

About the Opportunity

Njernda Aboriginal Corporation is currently looking for a Chief Executive Officer to join their team in Echuca, VIC, on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Board and working collaboratively with service managers, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of Njernda's operations, providing effective leadership and driving the development of new programs or services.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Managing the development and implementation of all operational policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and funding requirements;
  • Ensuring the Board is provided with support, information and expertise to effectively meet their statutory and governance responsibilities;
  • Reporting on the overall management and operations of Njernda programs and services, particularly their strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement;
  • Building professional relationships and partnerships with other agencies, peak bodies, and government or funding bodies;
  • Working with the Finance Manager to lead the management of the Corporation's funds, including the preparation of budgets and financial reports;
  • Identifying, developing, and implementing new initiatives or continuous improvement activities across the organisation; and
  • Undertaking duties relevant to the Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care program, as per Section 18 of the Children, Youth and Families Act (2005).

About You

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.

Njernda is looking for someone with proven experience in the development and management of staff and programs within an Aboriginal, community controlled organisation

You will have a demonstrated understanding of the philosophy of Aboriginal Community Control, and the health and welfare issues that drive the need for an Aboriginal health and family service.

It is essential that you are able to work effectively with a wide variety of external stakeholders and internal staff, can maintain positive working relationships and are confident representing Njernda, with well-developed negotiation skills and excellent written and verbal communication.

You will need strong computer literacy and financial management skills, with experience writing funding submissions and corresponding with funding bodies an advantage.

Experience in children's services, particularly related to out of home care or the Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care program would be highly regarded, but not essential provided you can demonstrate an understanding of this process.

Please note: You will need to hold, or be willing to obtain, a current National Police Check and Working with Children check, as well as a current valid driver's license.

About the Benefits

This is a highly rewarding opportunity to lead the experienced team of a genuinely passionate organisation, and to see the real impact of your work on a daily basis.

Njernda is offering an attractive base salary circa $130,000 - $150,000, commensurate with your skills and experience, plus super, salary packaging, and free, 4-bedroom accommodation, to help you get settled in Echuca.

You would also have access to an additional 10 paid days off over Christmas, on top of standard annual leave and a fully maintained work/private vehicle.

Bring your leadership skills to a well-established organisation that's committed to improving the physical, emotional and cultural wellbeing of local Aboriginal people - Apply Now.

About Echuca

Echuca is nestled on the southern bank of the Murray River, twin town to Moama, NSW. With a warm climate and rich history, it's lined with parks and native forests, and renowned for its stunning scenery, plentiful sunshine and majestic rivers. Offering diverse lifestyle choices, a range of high quality health and education facilities, and unique wining and dining venues, it's the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, whilst still enjoying all of the amenities of a major modern town.

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About Njernda

Established in 1974, Njernda Aboriginal Corporation was created to ensure the physical, social, and economic needs of Aboriginal people living in Echuca and surrounding districts are met. With a holistic view of health, they recognise the inter-connectedness of body, mind and spirit - not just of the individual but of their family and the community. As such, they work across a range of program areas including housing, employment, cultural heritage, education, child care and health.

Committed to empowering Community members, promoting self-determination and providing regular opportunities to come together, Njernda supports Elders, mentors and other role models to provide leadership and direction to the children and young people in their communities, to help them to become strong in culture, spirit and Community.

Njernda Aboriginal Corporation