Two vacancies available

Chief Operating Officer

Applications Close: 01 May 2017

2 year contract
  • $120,000 - $130,000 + 10.5% superannuation
  • All encompassing, operational role with financial, governance, staff and HR responsibilities
  • Deputy to the CEO

About us

The National Rural Health Alliance is Australia's peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health. The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) is seeking to appoint a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who will also act as deputy to the CEO.

The role

The COO is a senior position with multiple accountabilities across it's remit including providing leadership, direction and accountability for your team and ensuring that the quality and performance and our governance/ compliance fits with our funding requirements. You will also be responsible for the oversight of our finance and HR functions and provide strategic input to these functions.

We seek a COO who has sound knowledge within the NGO space and ideally a high level of understanding of the health sector including rural health. You will have significant experience in across-continuum leadership and management. You are a strong people leader, dedicated, focused and empathetic to lead a small team.

As the successful applicant you will be able to demonstrate a track record of outstanding achievement in corporate governance, budget management and staff leadership, working collaboratively and making sound decisions in a changing environment.

The position will directly support the CEO in providing strategic leadership and developing the Alliance policy positions that aim to inform and influence rural and remote health reform, policy development and implementation.

Based in Canberra, other key requirements of the role will include:

  • Proven track record as a strategic thinker and significant experience in policy formulation and provision of high-level policy advice.
  • Strong governance skills, with particularly strong influencing, negotiation and networking competency.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and engage members in policy development, projects, program delivery and governance.
  • Excellent organisation and people skills, including corporate management expertise.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with governments and departments.

Your successful career is built upon your business acumen, your ability to communicate at all levels both written and verbal, your solid evidence based decision making abilities and your empathy towards the lives of our current and future generations health.

On offer to the successful applicant is an extremely generous salary package including base salary + super as well as a role that you can truly take ownership of and make your own

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Director - Communications and Marketing

Applications Close: 01 May 2017

2 year contract
  • $95,000 - $100,000 + 10.5% super
  • Rewarding and meaningful role with a dedicated team of professionals
  • Enjoy a supportive, family-friendly work environment with a healthy work/life balance

About us

The National Rural Health Alliance is Australia's peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health. National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) seeking to appoint a Communications and Marketing Director with strong writing and contemporary communication skills to lead the Alliance's communications and marketing activities.

As our new Director, Communications and Marketing, you will manage the Alliance's communications both internally and externally with stakeholders and members through the use of our website, social media strategy and platforms and through the production of publications and branding.

You will be the first point of contact for the media, respond to media enquiries and manage public relations tasks relating to rural and remote health. You will work with others to write and edit plain English material for a variety of audiences and ensure the Alliance's publications and websites are of a consistently high standard.

You will also have the opportunity to assist the Board and management to engage and influence key stakeholders in an inclusive and constructive manner.

Based in Canberra, the key requirements of the position include:

  • Demonstrated ability to be pro-active and anticipate and prepare for communications and marketing activities which help facilitate achievement of the Alliance's purpose and objectives
  • Experience in communications and/or corporate affairs within a services and/or government context
  • Contemporary knowledge and experience in the effective use of digital/social media
  • High-level communication skills (written and oral) with proven ability to work as a member of a small team, as well as with governments, departments and other external organisations and suppliers.
  • High-level writing skills including writing/editing copy for printed and digital material, internal and external materials.
  • Demonstrated capacity to interpret specialist information and present it so it can be understood by non-specialists.

Ideally you will have experience in the not for profit sector, or similar. You'll be joining a small team so will be willing to pitch in to ensure the job gets done. You will thrive with challenges and be excited about the opportunity to manage our communication and marketing strategy.

Sound like a senior position you could sink your teeth into? Don't miss out on this opportunity to make a difference to the lives and health of our future generations. Apply today!

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