Chief Executive Officer
- Championing of young people in a changing world
- Lead the organisation’s entrepreneurial mission
- Promote collaborations with key stakeholders
The Board of The Foundation for Young Australians is seeking to appoint an outstanding and dynamic values-driven Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead one of Australia’s most iconic youth focused organisations that provides social and economic research, strategic and entrepreneurial initiatives which support the ideas of young people to create change.
Reporting to the Board and working closely with the executive, the incoming CEO will steer the organisation through the design and delivery of a new strategic plan and provide visionary leadership to continue to drive impact across all aspects of FYA’s mission. The role will represent the organisation’s contribution to a national dialogue about the future of work and what it means for young people, influencing education policy and practice and shifting mindsets. The CEO will foster a high performing team and ensure the continued success of the organisation’s national programs that nurture innovation and entrepreneurship.
You will be a future-focused and influential leader, with a track record of empowering young people, including those with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. You will have a track record in leading a programs-based or advocacy organisation and working with a Board. You will bring an inherent desire to tackle large scale and big picture community challenges, combining this with collaborative relationships and networks across multiple stakeholders. A passion for philanthropy and a highly innovative approach to fund-raising are required, matched with strong commercial acumen. An understanding of government, education policy, and the not-for-profit sector will be an advantage
The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) is Australia’s national for-purpose organisation dedicated to backing the next generation of young people who are going to rethink the world and create a better future.
FYA’s vision is for Australia to be investing in all young people, utilising their time, talent and ideas in the creation of new and better ways of doing things to ensure a strong economy and (e)quality of life.
For more information on the organisation visit: www.fya.org.au
Position Description – Chief Executive Officer
To apply – please email email@example.com using reference FYAceo0819 and addressing your cover letter, response to the key selection criteria and resume to Jo Fisher or Kate Wheeler, of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.