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Chief Executive Officer - Narooma

Katungul Aboriginal Corporation

Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time position
  • 38 hours per week
  • Based in Narooma (Expected to travel to Batemans Bay and Bega)
  • Competitive Salary

Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Regional Health and Community Services is a not-for-profit organisation providing culturally attuned, integrated health and community services on the Far South Coast of New South Wales.

Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Regional Health and Community Services (ACRH&CS) provides health care to the Koori people on the Far South Coast of New South Wales. It was first established when Ghuryungan, Markarling House and Narooma Community Centre – three Aboriginal communities – joined forces in 1993.

The aim of establishing Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Regional Health and Community Services – a community-controlled organisation was to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and provide culturally appropriate health care to the Koori people.

The CEO will play a pivotal role in steering Katungul under the strategic direction of the Board. The CEO is central to advancing Katungul’s mission, upholding the organisational values, and leading the team towards achieving the collective goals of members and stakeholders. The CEO will work in a demanding position, balancing project management tasks and responsibilities with operational tasks and responsibilities while building and cultivating relationships.

Who should apply:

  • Dynamic leaders with a passion for cultural preservation and community development.
  • Individuals with qualifications in public administration, business, or financial management (or equivalent relevant experience), complemented by extensive experience in managing complex environments and teams.
  • Those with a profound understanding of, and experience in, Aboriginal cultures and community operations.
  • Candidates who are committed to fostering a positive, ethical, and transparent workplace culture.
  • a mature and professional approach
  • personal commitment to mentoring indigenous colleagues and workers.
  • a high personal ethical standard that can positively influence workers.
  • a demonstrated commitment to positively engaging with local indigenous people.
  • personal resilience and the ability to manage stressful and frustrating situations.
  • A high degree of self-sufficiency and the ability to work both by themselves and within a group context.

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • Post Graduate Tertiary qualification in Health Management, Finance management, Aged care or similar discipline
  • Experience in not-for-profit organisations in ACCHO
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning and achievement of strategic objectives
  • Demonstrated experience in ensuring an effective management system, policy and procedure framework and financial system for an organisation
  • Formulate strategic plans, manage budgets effectively, and deliver high-quality reports and advice to the Board.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team at a senior level
  • Exceptional communication skills to work effectively and positively with a wide variety of external stakeholders, community members and internal staff
  • Ensuring that the organisation is a leader in delivering efficient and effective business operations, risk management and financial performance.
  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and funding requirements.
  • Establishment of core organisational values and ensuring these values are reflected in all aspects of the organisation and communicated to all stakeholders.
  • Creating, implementing and maintaining high quality and service performance standards and developing systems to build key relationships and improve operational efficiency.
  • Leading, developing and growing staffing cohort ensuring appropriate training, skills development and mentoring and promoting a strong team working environment to ensure clients receive the highest quality service.
  • Implementing and driving organisational culture and innovation.
  • Managing the operational and strategic decision-making process and provide authoritative advice to the Board of Directors in relation to operational matters and organisational performance.
  • Provide visionary leadership and direct operations to ensure alignment with Katungul’s objectives and cultural values.
  • Maintain and enhance relationships with community members, government entities, and external partners to promote and support Katungul’s objectives.
  • Oversee the management of all organisational activities, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, funding requirements, and our internal governance.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop the diverse staff, with a focus on continuous improvement and professional development, particularly for Aboriginal team members.
  • A current C Class unrestricted NSW Drivers Licence
  • Undergo a new National Criminal Police Check
  • Cleared NSW Working with Children Check

We offer an excellent range of benefits including:

  • Up to $200,000 + superannuation
  • Company vehicle with private use
  • Relocation assistance
  • Non-profit status with salary sacrifices available to reduce tax and increase your take home pay
  • An opportunity to shape the organisation and really make a difference to the communities we serve

The role is open to, and applications will only be accepted from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, under s14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

To apply for this position please email a Cover Letter outlining how your qualifications, skills and experience are relevant to the position via the Apply Now link.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy should a suitable applicant be found before the closing date, therefore please submit your application as soon as possible

If an applicant hasn’t been shortlisted, it is common for organisations not to provide further communication. Only shortlisted applicants will be directly communicated with.

As a child safe organisation, employment at Katungul is subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and Working with Children Check or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

For further information or a copy of the position description, contact Kalimna Kay-Stewart on [email protected], using the subject line: Chief Executive Officer - Narooma enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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