Chief Executive Officer - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 11/04/2022
REF: ALCceo0122
Applications for this listing are closed

Chief Executive Officer

Close Date: 11/04/2022
REF: ALCceo0122
  • Lead an organisation showing a long-term commitment to positive community outcomes
  • Evolve an organisation with the mob at its core
  • Unique role engaging on emerging issues

The Position
The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is committed to ensuring a better future for Aboriginal people by working for the return of culturally significant and economically viable land, pursuing cultural, social and economic independence for Aboriginal people in NSW.
The Council of the NSWALC seeks to appoint an Aboriginal person passionate about land rights as the Chief Executive Officer.  The position is responsible for the operation of the NSWALC organisation and for ensuring the implementation of the decisions of Council. Leading the day-to-day management of the Council’s affairs, the CEO will work in partnership with the Council to manage an operating budget of $69 million and an investment fund of $670 million.
Success in the role requires proven and inspiring executive leadership that draws on commercially orientated experience in broad ranging, large, complex community environments.  You will have an understanding of the history of Land Rights in NSW and an appreciation of the ALRA and the machinations of legislation and legislative change (including provisions within the ALRA and Aboriginal Land Rights Regulation (2020)).
Potential candidates are requested to consider how they would bring these key attributes to the role:

  • Results driven
  • Supporting and equipping Councillors’ to solve complex and sensitive problems in a timely manner
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Resilience
  • Pragmatism and the ability to step back and take a holistic view
  • Relationship builder
  • Cross functional leadership
  • Diplomacy and negotiation
  • Progressive and thoughtful
  • Political acumen with strong advocacy
  • Empowering, to encourage staff to innovate
  • Politically astute and proactive in voicing the position of Aboriginal people on issues that affect them.
  • Gets the job done with and through others, whilst modelling positive leadership behaviors

NSWALC head office has traditionally been located in Parramatta and supports a hybrid work model.
This is an identified Aboriginal person position.
The Organisation
The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC), established under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) (ALRA), is a self-funding statutory authority responsible for protecting and promoting the rights and interests of Aboriginal people in NSW. The Aboriginal Land Council network in NSW operates as a two-tiered system consisting of the peak body, (NSWALC, including Zone Offices) and 120 Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALC).
For more information about NSWALC, please visit: NSW Aboriginal Land Council
Applications close: Monday, 11 April 2022
To apply – click on “APPLY ONLINE” using reference ALCceo0122, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler or Pauline Gates, or call +61 3 9016 6000 for further information.

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