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Executive Officer

Advertiser: LEAD Loddon Murray Inc.More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
23 Jun 2020
Location
Bendigo, Goldfields & Macedon Ranges
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
CEO & General Management, CEO

About LEAD Loddon Murray

LEAD Loddon Murray is Victoria’s largest and most diverse community leadership provider. Offering four concurrent community leadership programs per annum, LEAD Loddon Murray has a proud history and bright future. The organisation was founded to safeguard its flagship program, The Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program and to identify replicable and scalable elements of the LMCLP that could deliver positive impact for our region. In addressing those two goals, the organisation has recently enjoyed modest success by retaining key sponsors and introducing new programs.

The impact of COVID on the State of Victoria and the Loddon Mallee Region threatens our legacy and capacity to support emerging community leaders from 2021 and onward. The primary focus of the Executive Officer in the current environment is to maintain the relevance and value of the LMCLP and other program offerings within our local market and with our Principal Partner, the Victorian Government.

The successful candidate will join a team and network passionate about our purpose, that is to build the capacity of local communities to drive change.

Our immediate past executive officer, Leah Sertori will remain with the organisation in a learning and development role. Leah’s resignation from the EO role was driven by her desire to spend all of her time teaching, facilitating and coaching emerging leaders, both with LEAD Loddon Murray and through her private practice. The successful candidate will complete a handover with Leah, ensuring the capture of valuable organisational knowledge and relationships.

This position is advertised as a contract role for three years, subject to continued investment from program partners.

About the role of Executive Officer

In a small, dynamic social enterprise, the role of Executive Officer adapts to suit the needs of the organisation. We are looking for a creative, dynamic leader who can adapt their focus and priorities to achieve our strategy within challenging external conditions.

We’re looking for a leader whose personal sense of purpose aligns with our organisations purpose, values and strategy. You need to be personally invested in the reason LEAD Loddon Murray supports emerging leaders and communicate about your connection with our purpose in ways that foster individual and organisational engagement in our mission.

We are looking for someone who understands the development of social enterprise. Someone whose interpersonal, written and public communication is compelling, someone whose communication with our partners and funders leads to results for LEAD Loddon Murray and impact for the communities we serve.

We need an all rounder. You’ve got to have the skills and experience to hit the ground running and the knowledge and networks to secure the financial support and grow our impact in community.

Key Areas of Accountability

Leadership and Governance

o Lead the team. Provide role clarity, set priorities, support the health and wellbeing of our small but high impact team.

o Report to the Board. Leverage the Board’s wisdom, knowledge and networks in navigating uncertainty.

o Interpret the Strategy. Work with the Board to translate LEAD Loddon Murray’s Strategy for Self Determination into actionable plans.

o Represent the organisation as the most senior leader in meetings with stakeholders, government and in the media.

Contract Management and Compliance

o Ensure LEAD Loddon Murray is compliant with all governing laws and regulation.

o Manage contracts with funding partners. Schedule and deliver acquittal reports.

o Manage the financial reporting requirements of the organisation, including the requirement for independent audit and disclosure to Consumer Affairs and the ACNC.

Relationship Management and Business Development

o Cultivate relationships with LEAD Loddon Murray’s program partners for the LMCLP, ADAPT Regional Climate Leadership, Power to the People and Leading Excellence Maryborough.

o Respond to program partners queries and interests to achieve ongoing engagement and investment.

o Provide regular, high quality reports to program partners.

o Reach out to prospective partners of the LMCLP and LEAD Loddon Murray Programs, increasing the potential pool of investors and supporters.

Financial Management and Reporting

o Manage the finances of LEAD Loddon Murray.

o Complete all data entry and reporting to satisfy the monitoring and reporting expectations of the Board.

o Provide timely and accurate financial reports to board and team members, to track budget vs actual by program.

o Provide advice to the board and team, on scenarios to keep the organisation and programs viable with potentially less financial resource in 2021.

Key Selection Criteria

1. Personal alignment to LEAD Loddon Murray’s purpose, vision and values.

2. Communicates with impact.

3. Demonstrated track record in the growth and development of a social enterprise.

4. Experience leading a team, reporting to a board and juggling multiple competing priorities.

5. Demonstrated success cultivating partnerships and facilitating collaboration.

6. Very good financial management skills and capacity to use and leverage technology in business management.

Applications close at 5pm on July 10th 2020.

Applications should address the Key Selection Criteria and should be emailed to Leah Sertori via leah@leadlm.org.au.

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