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General Manager - Flexible Location

Muscular Dystrophy Foundation
  • Work with State-based organisations and coordinate strategic national projects
  • Would suit emerging NFP leader
  • Work part-time, anywhere in Australia

The Organisation

The Muscular Dystrophy Foundation (MDF) is a small organisation that provides a national voice to state based muscular dystrophy entities. The MDF supports the state organisations with federal grant applications, facilitates cooperation between the states and the administration of national initiatives. Most recently, the MDF in partnership with the state organisations and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), launched the national online neuromuscular hub known as “The Loop”.

The Role

The position of General Manager will lead the management, administration and coordination of the MDF activities and report directly to the Board. The General Manager will be the key person to assist the board develop strategy, with full responsibility for strategy execution.

The General Manager works closely with CEOs and General Managers of State/Territory-based neuromuscular organisations, and a key focus of the role is to facilitate collaboration across State-based neuromuscular organisations and coordinate strategic national projects which benefit the neuromuscular community. To enable this, the General Manager will be responsible for establishing a sustainable revenue base and pursuing revenue opportunities (through government grant, sponsorship and philanthropic funding sources).

The role will also include:

  • Promote the needs and interests of people with neuromuscular conditions in national conversations, and to influence government policy and funding decisions which impact on the neuromuscular community
  • Foster and manage relationship with key external stakeholders across the disability, health and not-for-profit sectors
  • Support innovation in the way the strategic plan is achieved
  • Manage the day to day functions of MDF (administration, finance etc)
  • Act as board secretary to the MDF board
  • Attend relevant state and national meetings

The role is part time – up to 15 hours per week (with significant flexibility in terms of days and hours of work). The position will be offered initially on a 12-month contract.

MDF does not have physical premises and you will work in a virtual office environment. You can be located anywhere in Australia.

About you

  • Minimum three years’ experience as a senior manager in a not-for-profit organisation – e.g. in a General Manager, strategy, finance or business development role
  • Demonstrated capacity to facilitate cooperation and collaboration across diverse stakeholders
  • Demonstrated capacity to working with senior managers and leaders in government and the not-for-profit sector to achieve change
  • Demonstrated ability to grow an organisation’s revenue base through business development, government grants, and accessing philanthropic and sponsorship opportunities
  • Superior communication skills
  • Understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the needs of people with disability
  • Valid police check and working with children/vulnerable persons check (as person requirements of the State/Territory where you live).

Start date and further information

Please submit your application, including a cover letter and CV by the close date.

We envisage making an offer of employment prior to Christmas 2020, with a start date before the end January 2021.

For further information, please email your questions to chairperson@mdaustralia.org.au using the subject line: General Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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