Job Vacancies

Chief Executive Officer

May 10th, 2022

Position description:

Lead a high-impact community foundation in a time of great need in NSW's beautiful Northern Rivers region! 

Salary – Circa $115k, professional development allowance and more

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About the Opportunity:

This is a remarkable opportunity for a passionate, innovative philanthropy professional to lead a small, fast-moving community foundation in a time of great need in the local community.

With a well-established strategic framework, a strong participatory approach, and an engaged Board and community, NRCF has made a significant impact in the Northern Rivers region.  Recent disasters have required a pivot to rapid response, and created a complex challenge for a new CEO in balancing priorities, supporting community recovery and achieving strategic goals. 

About NRCF:

Northern Rivers Community Foundation is a high-impact philanthropic organisation that helps build healthy and resilient communities in the Northern Rivers region by supporting local NFP organisations to tackle challenging social and environmental problems and pursue positive changes.

With around $2.5M under management and $500,000 in annual grant funding, NRCF works with 250 community and NFP organisations and a range of donors from individuals to notable large philanthropic foundations.  The hands-on, participatory and research-led approach contributes to innovative solutions that drive systemic change.

In response to recent disasters NRCF has facilitated over $1M in rapid response granting to deliver immediate support to flood-affected communities.

About You:

This fascinating opportunity needs a CEO with a great innovative and analytical mind and a sophisticated knowledge of the philanthropic sector. 

You’ll have all the usual CEO capabilities in strategy, financial management, governance and compliance; and advanced qualifications in a relevant field.  Your experience will include managing hands-on operations in donor relations and grant-making, and balancing strategic and operational priorities to achieve significant results.

A great communicator and relationship builder, you will be skilled in engaging donors, partners, government and community leaders in collaborations that result in positive measurable impacts and innovative change.

Ideally, you’ll have an existing network of relationships and local knowledge of the Northern Rivers region; or experience working in a similar local regional community setting and capabilities to build a rapid understanding of a complex, fast-changing context.

The Benefits:

This is a deeply personally rewarding role with strong community engagement, a great team and a great Board.  There is scope to negotiate work from home arrangements and flexible hours, and attendance at the office in Clunes will be required weekly. Professional development opportunities will include attending Community Foundations Australia’s annual conference in October.  Remuneration includes salary sacrifice arrangements and statutory leave and super entitlements.

Application Process

Please visit here to download the candidate information pack for more information before you apply.

For enquiries or an initial confidential discussion call: Kate Horsey: Matrix on Board Consulting 07 3186 3609

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Applications close midnight, 23 May 2022.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check and hold a Working With Vulnerable People Check. 

You must have appropriate working rights to apply for this role. 

Byron Bay

Northern Rivers Community Foundation