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Chief Executive Officer - Margaret River

Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation
  • Margaret River Location
  • Full time role

About Us

Nature Conservation Margaret River Region, the leading environmental group of the region, is an independent, community-based, not-for-profit organisation. It works to combine the grassroots support of the regional community with sound conservation science and pragmatic policy initiatives to achieve sustainable environmental outcomes.

Nature Conservation works with the community to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Margaret River region. Through its conservation programs it aims to maintain a range of natural terrestrial, aquatic and coastal ecosystems that are healthy and resilient. These programs are aimed at making the biggest difference to the key environmental challenges facing the Margaret River region, whilst helping to excite people’s imagination and showing results on the ground.

The Role

The CEO will develop and maintain strong relationships, collaborations and networks with key strategic community partners whilst providing inspirational leadership of the organisation. A key responsibility of the new role will be to develop fundraising strategies and actively source funds to provide for this expansion. The CEO will be responsible for all aspects of the running of the organisation and will report to the Chair of the Board.

Essential Criteria

  1. Excellent organisational management ability including supervising staff, developing high- performance teams, setting and achieving strategic objectives, and effectively managing budgets.
  2. Experience of a leadership role with an outcomes based organisation along with developing and implementing strategies to support organisational stability and growth.
  3. Excellent written and highly developed verbal communication and presentation skills; a passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project management skills.
  4. Knowledge and experience of fundraising strategies, opportunities and networks relevant to the not-for-profit sector.
  5. Strong public relations, engagement and networking experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  6. Experience in effective implementation of corporate governance, statutory and contractual reporting practices.
  7. Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in a relevant area.

Desirable Criteria

  1. Experience working in the not-for-profit sector including success working with a Board of Directors and achieving financial growth for a not-for-profit organisation.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of the natural environment of the Margaret River region.
  3. Experience in developing and managing conservation and engagement programs.
  4. Success in delivering funding growth in a not-for-profit organisation.

Other Requirements

  1. Australia citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  2. ‘C’ class Driver’s License
  3. Work from the Margaret River Office
  4. Requirement to attend meetings within the region and in Perth.


In the first instance please request an application pack for further information. This can be obtained from our website or by emailing the Chair of the Board, Dr John Cresswell at john.cresswell@natureconservation.org.au, using the subject line: Chief Executive Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Then click Apply Now to submit your application.

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