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Chief Executive Officer position at the National Australia Day Council

12 April 2016

  • Iconic role – future focused
  • inspired leadership required
  • Build on a great legacy
  • Canberra based

The National Australia Day Council (NADC) is the coordinating body for Australia Day celebrations across the nation and for the Australian of the Year Awards. A not-for-profit government-owned social enterprise, the NADC’s mission is to provide national focus and leadership around celebrating Australian citizenship.  It does this through a network of eight state and territory Australia Day affiliate organisations and 780 local Australia Day committees.

As Chief Executive Officer, you will report directly to the NADC board. The successful candidate will provide charismatic and motivating leadership, with skills in strategy, program development, sponsorship and stakeholder management. You will be creative in delivering strategies to inspire national pride and spirit, and be collaborative and cohesive in driving their implementation across the nation. With great advocacy skills, you will be the ‘face and voice’ of the NADC in public forums and media.  You’ll be equally accomplished in complex stakeholder management and comfortable meeting the needs of government, corporate and community partners.  Commercially astute, you will have skills in securing funding, understanding the importance of media partnering and providing value to corporate sponsors. Superior achievements at CEO, MD or Unit Head level will demonstrate an excellence in corporate stewardship. You will lead a high-performing team focused on nurturing the NADC brands and growing its national significance.

To be considered for this role you must be an Australian citizen and demonstrate a sound understanding of how national identity and civic culture contribute to a cohesive and inclusive nation.

To obtain selection documentation, please email lgardner@allegis-partners.com quoting Ref. No. 1669. More information is available by contacting Edua Potor on (02) 90876850Applications close on 22 April 2016.

NADC welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.