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Chief Executive Officer - Flexible Location

Climate and Health Alliance

About Climate and Health Alliance

Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) is the national peak body on climate change and health in Australia. A coalition of more than 60 health groups, representing more than 500,000 health and medical professionals, CAHA’s mission is to build a powerful health sector movement for climate action and sustainable healthcare.

Our vision is for the health sector to play a leading role in restoring a safe climate, and an ecologically sustainable, just and healthy world.

Our core strategies are to:

  • Activate health professionals as powerful advocates for change.
  • Build public support by communicating climate health impacts.
  • Advocate for national and global action on the climate health emergency.
  • Support the health sector to cut emissions and build climate health resilience.
  • Position CAHA as the leading national climate and health peak body in Australia.

CAHA is an incorporated association and registered charity based in Melbourne with national operations and international partnerships. It has a small team of dedicated staff with five (5) direct reports leading strategy, operations, projects and campaigns.

About the Role

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will lead the development and delivery of CAHA’s vision and strategy, at a unique time in the organisation’s ten-year history.

Reporting to an active and committed Board, the CEO will be an empathetic and strategic leader, a highly effective communicator and persuasive fundraiser, with the networks and capacity to deliver on CAHA’s ambitious goals. The CEO will have demonstrated experience with organisational and business planning and a drive to diversify CAHA’s revenue streams.

About the Responsibilities

  • Leading, managing and growing a non-profit – managing the organisation competently with a view to growing the organisation, its scale and impact; raising and allocating resources efficiently in line with organisational priorities and the strategic plan.
  • Fundraising – managing existing donor relationships, developing new major donor relationships and creating and developing new funding streams.
  • Finances - oversee the management of the organisation’s finances including planning, budgeting and income development to ensure the ongoing financial security of the organisation, including working with the bookkeeper to produce financial statements and accountant on annual audit.
  • Governance - responsible for reporting to the board on the execution of the Strategic Plan and progress towards key results in the Annual Plan, developing proposals and recommendations for the Board, ensuring the organisation complies all relevant laws and regulations, and maintaining positive working relationships with all Board members.
  • Membership – managing key relationships and communications with existing members, supporting and encouraging membership growth and engagement.
  • Strategic planning and delivery – designing effective strategies to create the impact envisioned in our theory of change, and further developing and delivering our strategic plan.
  • Planning – developing and implementing a plan (organisational and business) to deliver on our mission, with clear goals and KPIs.
  • Managing staff and volunteers – the CEO will be responsible for recruitment, performance management, salaries, professional and personal development, and team wellbeing.
  • Media – act as the organisation’s spokesperson or representative in the media and public forums and provide leadership and direction regarding communication of the organisation’s vision and mission.
  • Building relationships and the movement – managing existing partnerships and stakeholder relationships, and building new ones, including with philanthropy, business, local, state/territory and federal government, and other organisations in the climate-health movement (national and international).

About You (Core Competencies)

  • You are strategic and forward-thinking and have the ability to see the big picture and identify creative ways to solve problems. You are comfortable taking calculated risks in pursuit of impact.
  • You are empathetic with strong emotional intelligence. You are skilled at internal and external relationship building and stakeholder engagement.
  • You have previous CEO, Director or senior management experience and a proven track record in leadership roles, including in leading and managing high-performing teams.
  • You have significant professional fundraising experience in testing and growing a variety of revenue streams, including experience with major donors, grant writing and digital fundraising. You are confident in making asks of donors and other stakeholders and are highly persuasive.
  • You have experience with financial management, including budgeting and reporting.
  • You will be able to confidently and articulately express CAHA’s vision and strategy. You are a skilled written and verbal communicator, able to inspire others and communicate effectively with a diverse audience of both internal and external stakeholders.
  • You have a strong knowledge of climate policy issues and the associated political context and are driven by a commitment to find solutions to the climate crisis.

Key relationships

The CEO reports to the Board. Five roles directly report to the CEO: Strategic Projects Director, Sustainable Healthcare Program Manager, Campaigns and Communications Manager, Policy and Advocacy Manager, and Organisational Development Manager.

Hours, Location and Salary

We would prefer the CEO be full time, but will consider a flexible working arrangement for the right candidate. The salary is $120,000 plus 11% superannuation, with future increases negotiable commensurate with skills and experience.

The appointment is for a three year contractual period. Please contact [email protected] using the subject line: Chief Executive Officer - Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs with any questions or to organise a confidential discussion about the role.

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sex and genders.

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