Executive Director Corporate Services

  • Base/Location:Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
  • Reports To:Chief Executive Officer
  • Hours:Full time (37.5 hrs per week)
  • Award:Competitive salary
  • Position Scope:

    Lead, innovate, drive change. Oversee the corporate functions of our Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation, recognised for leadership in Aboriginal children, youth, and community services; family services; and health, and aged care services.

Candidates with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage and a strong connection to community and culture are preferred. All candidates are welcome to apply and will be considered if no suitable Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates are identified.


About the organisation

Njernda Aboriginal Corporation is an independent not-for-profit Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, governed by a Board of five Directors. Our primary population catchment is the Echuca and Moama Murray River region with services reaching out to the Loddon Mallee region.

Njernda is recognised for leadership in Aboriginal children, youth, and community services; family services; and health, and aged care services. Njernda employs approx. 150 staff and is a supportive and community minded place to work with lots of opportunities for personal development, career growth and training.


About the role

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Executive Director, Corporate Services will support the transformation of the organisation to ensure that the short, medium and long-term goals of Njernda’s Strategic plan are met.

This role will oversee key HR, Finance and Compliance functions, develop and implement new strategies, policies and procedures and lead and oversee various projects and project teams. The Executive Director, Corporate Services will work closely with the Executive Team and the CEO to monitor and manage resource, financial and performance management issues, while also engaging and collaborating with community.


About you

You will be an experienced senior executive in the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community who can provide strong leadership and is confident in your ability to engage and communicate across a diverse range of stakeholders. Your track record working in an ACCO or with ACCOs, paired with your business/financial acumen, will lend itself to your success in leading across the corporate functions of the organisation. You will either have a relevant degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or a related field, or equivalent industry experience.


Selection Criteria 
  1. Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing HR strategies, policies, and procedures.
  2. Experience in project planning, resource allocation, risk management, and reporting.
  3. Demonstrated experience in a leadership role, including managing teams and projects.
  4. Financial acumen, including budget management, financial planning, and compliance with funding requirements.
  5. Experience working to and with a CEO or executive team and contributing to the development of an organisation’s strategic plan and objectives.
  6. High level interpersonal and verbal communication skills to work with and influence others to achieve organisational outcomes.
  7. Sound understanding of information technology as it relates human resources and/or finance systems.


What we can offer you
  • Njernda provides unique and regular opportunities for upskilling and career progression within the organisation.
  • A competitive salary
  • Opportunity to live in the popular Victorian tourist town of Echuca!


How to apply

Applications must be submitted to jobs@njernda.com.au

Your application should include:

  • An up-to-date CV of no more than 5 pages which clearly details your skills and experience
  • A cover letter addressing your claims against the seven (7) selection criteria outlined above

Applications will remain open until 11:59pm on Wednesday 31st July. Unfortunately, late submissions will not be accepted.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including two professional referee checks, Police Records Check, Working with Children Check and completion of a medical declaration.

All applications close: 31st Jul 2024

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