Dec 06, 2019
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The Australian Water Association is a National not-for-profit organisation and Australia’s biggest water network. With approximately 5,000 members (including almost 600 corporate members), and annual turnover of approximately $8M, our primary objective is to inspire and drive a sustainable water future. The Association provides individuals with career enrichment and organisations with business opportunities as we share information and knowledge, connect members with industry and stakeholders, and inspire positive change. Our diverse member base covers every facet of the water sector. We are seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer to continue to take the Association forward and to deliver on its strategic plan. Role Purpose The CEO is responsible for managing the affairs of the Association and delivering outcomes consistent with the strategic plan, policies and objectives set by the Board. The CEO reports to the Board and is accountable for all business, reputational and cultural aspects of the AWA’s performance. Scope The position has responsibility for a team of 31 staff (permanent/temporary/full and part time), with the majority of staff located in the National Office site in St Leonards, Sydney. Part-time Branch Managers are located in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland and Tasmania. Additionally, the CEO is responsive to meeting the requirements and needs of a diverse network of member/volunteer-based Branch Committees and Specialist Networks. Responsibilities Inclusively lead staff and volunteers in an effective delivery of the Association’s Strategic Plan, work plans and annual budget Report to the Board on outcomes of action plans developed for carrying out objectives and policies (including allocation of personnel, delivery timeframes and budgets and, particularly, achievements) Appoint and manage the Association’s employees; monitor staff needs and performance and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that high performance is maintained Manage the financial, regulatory & compliance affairs of the Association Provide annual budgets for the entity and monitor performance against budget Work in close liaison with Branch Committees; respond to their needs, and ensure that Board policies and objectives are achieved Ensure that members' needs are identified and addressed Achieve continuous improvement in the structure and activities of the Association Build the image of the Association through partnerships and collaboration, attendance at professional seminars and other meetings, representation to key industry groups and politicians and government departments. Provide timely advice to the Board on any internal and external issues and risks Represent the Association in the public arena through presentations, involvement on relevant committees, acting as the spokesperson for the Association on key issues and involving key water industry leaders in promoting debate on emerging and current water industry issues and providing a linkage to the media. The Ideal Candidate: Is a visionary, collaborative and inclusive leader whose core values include trust and respect Has demonstrated experience in successful strategy implementation & execution Can take the Association to the next level of excellence for a professional membership / industry association Can clearly articulate and deliver the Association’s vision and strategy Can work with an NFP Board, Branch Committees, specialist volunteers and a talented professional staff - all passionate about the association and the industry to drive a common vision Has an existing network that provides opportunities to expand relationships and partnerships Has an acute understanding of relevant market forces as well as social purpose and enterprises Can promote diversity and inclusion both within the organisation and through the full reach of the Association Is able to provide excellence in stakeholder and community engagement to achieve strategic outcomes and extend the Association’s reach Essential knowledge, skills and attributes high level leadership skills general management experience change management skills financial management skills high level facilitation skills high level verbal and written communication skills capacity in high level strategic planning capacity in high level policy development and policy analysis capacity to lead in complex environments ability to manage competing demands within limited timeframes. On Offer A 5-year contract package will be available including superannuation, and benefits. The position is based in Sydney (St Leonards). There is a requirement for both domestic and international travel to maintain important partnerships and collaborations. Next Steps To learn more about this opportunity, or obtain a copy of the Position Description and Briefing Pack, please contact Matthew Woodall at Resourceful Pro on 07 3214 3611 or firstname.lastname@example.org Applications should contain a cover letter and CV and should be emailed directly to email@example.com All inquiries and applications will be treated in confidence.
Australian Water Assocation St Leonards NSW, Australia Full time