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Director - Government & Philanthropy - Flexible location

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  • Newly appointed National Centre for the prevention of child sexual abuse
  • Once in a generation Marquee opportunity
  • Flexible location - Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney

“Fundamental to the social fabric of our nation, our community and the health of us all”

The National Centre for Action on Child Sexual Abuse is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established to increase understanding of child sexual abuse, promote effective ways for protecting children, guide best practice responses and pathways to healing for survivors, and reduce the harm it causes.

The National Centre is a joint venture between Blue Knot Foundation, The Healing Foundation and the Australian Childhood Foundation with initial funding from the Australian Government. The three organisations have united to form an Australian-first partnership that will commission critical research, evaluate interventions and therapeutic programs, raise community awareness, reduce stigma and provide training.

The National Centre will give voice to the experiences of survivors of all ages, life stages and communities . It will work in collaboration with survivors, major research institutions, representatives from state and commonwealth governments, service providers, schools, and law enforcement agencies.

The Role

As a key member of the Centre’s leadership team you will lead government, philanthropic and community engagement strategies, leveraging relationships to advance the Centre’s vision and purpose. You will contribute to strategic planning and governance, ensuring all communications and stakeholder engagement activities are trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, transparent, targeted and effective.

Leading the engagement team you will grow the Centre’s influence, relationships, partnerships, profile and resources, to grow & develop income, and continuously improve fundraising, engagement and investment strategies to support financial sustainability and advance the vision and strategic objectives. You will advance the Centre’s expertise and reputation by developing external engagement strategies to build resources and drive prevention, survivor recovery and healing strategies.

Skills Required

You have demonstrable commitment to social equity and a drive to create a fairer and more inclusive Australia. You have significant high level government relations, media, public relations and proven philanthropy experience gained in like-minded advocacy, education or campaign driven organisations, well known for negotiation facilitation, networking and fundraising.

You are an energetic and proactive leader, with specific experience in and supporting an organisation to enhance its capacity and effectiveness, managing a diverse range of partnerships and astutely managing risk. Additionally you have;

  • A tertiary qual. in media, journalism, government relations, communications or similar
  • Developed stakeholder engagement skills and an understanding of the political system
  • Researching and writing submissions, grants, reports and papers
  • Strategic planning to identify & critically evaluate advocacy tactics

If playing a major part in this watershed time for our country giving a voice to the experiences of survivors of all ages, life stages and communities, then please submit your expression of interest including a cover letter responding to the skills required above and a resume. Alternatively call Hayley Martin or Richard Green on 02 8243 0570 to discuss your interest.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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