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Leaders Program Manager - Melbourne / Sydney

Chief Executive Women
  • Full-Time, 12 month contact with possibility of extension
  • Location: Melbourne or Sydney

An irresistible opportunity for an experienced events and program manager to grab with both hands and join a dynamic team who are passionate about leadership development. Our mission is simple: women leaders enabling women leaders. If this mandate speaks to you then come and join us and be a part of the story.

CEW – Who We Are

CEW’s fabulous network of over 800 members hold leading roles in Australia’s largest public and private organisations. They oversee more than 1.3million employees and $749 billion in revenue. Members have a combined market capitalisation greater than $1.144 trillion and contribute in excess of $249 billion to Australia’s GDP.

Since 1985 CEW has influenced and engaged all levels of Australian business and government to achieve gender balance. Through advocacy, research, targeted programs and scholarships, CEW helps to remove the barriers to women’s progression and ensure equal opportunity for prosperity.

CEW Leaders Program

The CEW Leaders Program is a bespoke leadership program developed to inspire and equip women to fulfil their leadership potential. The program provides women aiming for a role in the C-suite with the skills to take their place alongside men so that organisations deliver the best possible outcomes for customers, shareholders and the community.

Designed and delivered by CEW members, the program uses a personal audit process to provide:

  • A different lens on communication, power and collaboration
  • Strategies to build confidence and embrace leadership
  • Time for personal and collective reflection
  • Networks to fulfil goals through personal connections
  • A focus for action and commitment

The content is structured around themes of leadership; personal leadership styles; the impact of a leader’s shadow; developing and maintaining relationships; career options and leading in an ever-changing world.

The CEW Leaders Program is in its 17th year of operation and is offered in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra. On graduating, participants become part of the CEW Connect Community and continue to be offered opportunities of professional development and networking. The 2000+ alumni have been instrumental in helping organisations create a more diverse approach to leadership through their promotions into executive roles.

About You

We are looking for a fabulous team member who is:

  • A relationship builder and engaging collaborator
  • A confident communicator both written and verbal
  • An experienced program manager and event organiser
  • An excellent multi-tasker with strong attention to detail
  • A team player who is equally comfortable taking responsibility for working independently
  • Adept at using Salesforce/other CRM
  • Positive, with a can-do attitude and a mindset of continuous improvement and innovation – bring your energy and creativity.

key role functions

You will be passionate about delivering upon CEW’s mission, ‘women leaders enabling women leaders’, and will provide an exceptional experience for the Leaders program participants through the following key role functions:

Event Management

  • Work with the Leaders Program Team to plan and promote the annual schedule for the Leaders Program. (In 2022 the team will run 10 programs across 4 states, with 295 participants.)
  • Join the team at a time of exciting growth and opportunity that will see the program expand between now and 2025 aligned with the CEW strategic plan. The Manager will be a key part of shaping the future systems and processes that will enable the program to scale.
  • Be experienced in providing high quality hands-on coordination and will be adept at managing program logistics.
  • Travel interstate for face-to-face programs and will also manage online programs using Zoom/Teams.

Program Management

  • Ensure the smooth and consistent delivery of the program for both facilitators and participants, requiring excellent inter-personal and project management skills

Budget Management

  • Manage the program budget and in collaboration with the Director Leader Development and Director Operations set and review the annual budget

Relationship Management and Business Development

  • Work collaboratively with CEW staff and Members to ensure an informed cohesive environment, that achieves successful delivery of programs in line with CEW’s strategic outcomes.
  • Be responsible for relationship building and excellent management of internal and external stakeholders these include: CEW colleagues, members, alumni, participants & organisations.
  • Be adept at using Salesforce/CRM to effectively manage these relationships
  • Be responsible for building relationships in order to drive business development and meet growth KPIs
  • Work closely with Connect Manager to activate and engage the Connect Community network

Key Measures of Success

  • Meet KPIs and growth targets
  • Delivery of high-quality programs on time and on budget
  • Positive feedback and customer satisfaction ratings from participants and other stakeholders.

To apply, please submit your application via the Apply Now link. 

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