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Chief Executive Officer - Open Doors Youth Service

Robert Walters
  • CEO leading Open Doors Youth Service in Brisbane
  • LGBTIQ+ organisation providing vital support services and a voice to the LGBTI
  • Shape the strategic direction through advocacy, stakeholder engagement and fun

Join the team at Open Doors Youth Service (ODYS) and make a real difference in the lives of young LGBTIQ+ people and their families.

As the peak LGBTIQ+ youth organisation in Queensland, ODYS provides vital support services to young people aged 12 - 24, covering areas such as housing, mental health, alcohol and other drugs and suicide prevention.

The CEO role at ODYS offers a unique opportunity to lead an organisation that is dedicated to empowering young LGBTIQ+ individuals and creating a supportive community. This is a chance to shape the strategic direction of the organisation and drive positive change.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the execution of the ODYS strategic plan, working closely with staff, volunteers, the board and key stakeholders
  • Secure funding through government grants, community partnerships and philanthropy to increase capacity and expand services
  • Advocate for the voices of young LGBTIQ+ people in Queensland, ensuring their well-being is at the forefront of conversations
  • Build strong, effective stakeholder relationships across the political, NFP and community services landscape
  • Ensure organisational governance and financial sustainability

As the successful candidate, you will bring a wealth of leadership experience and a deep understanding of the complex needs and nuances of the LGBTIQ+ community, with a particular focus on young people. Your political astuteness and advocacy skills will be instrumental in making sure their voices are heard.

In return for your dedication and expertise, ODYS offers a competitive salary package, including NFP benefits, including salary sacrificing. This is a unique opportunity to lead a highly respected organisation and make a lasting impact on the lives of young LGBTIQ+ people and their families.

If you are a passionate and experienced leader, ready to take on this rewarding challenge, we want to hear from you. A detailed candidate information pack and position description is available on request.

Please click Apply Now to submit your application, or phone Jane Lowney on (07) 3032 2252 for a confidential discussion.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.

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