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Chief Executive Officer - Wyndham

Wyndham Youth Aboriginal Corporation

Wyndham Youth Aboriginal Corporation (WYAC) is a Medium-sized Indigenous organisation incorporated under ORIC legislation, in 2018. WYAC provides a range of programs for the benefit of Indigenous youth, providing sport & recreational programs, case management, & employment.

WYAC’s mission is good governance, strong financial management and focused wellbeing activities to strengthen the opportunities available to youth in Wyndham. Its values are to contribute to a strong and healthy community for Wyndham youth and their families.


  1. Reviewing and identify opportunities to improve the corporation’s governance, operations and administration;
  2. Ensuring achievement of WYAC strategic aspirations to increase to achieve long-term sustainability;
  3. Driving the corporation’s strategic objectives in accordance with any strategic or other plans;
  4. Working with relevant parties to develop and evaluate business development and Joint Ventures opportunities;
  5. Managing grant funding;
  6. Strengthening external stakeholder partnerships and relationships;
  7. Financial oversight and accountability to funding bodies, the community, stakeholders and the Board of Directors.
  8. Leading a small but focused team of professional managers and staff, characterised by its constructive, collaborative and innovative culture.
  9. Other responsibilities as outlined by the Board of Directors.

This position is based in Wyndham, in the East Kimberley region of W.A.

The role is fixed until April 2022, with possible extension by mutual agreement and ongoing funding. Start date in late 2020 or early 2021.


We are seeking a passionate and outcomes driven CEO to join WYAC. Working alongside the WYAC Board, the CEO will manage the operations of the corporation; staff, Agreements including Fee for Service Arrangements, contractual obligations and relationships, business development opportunities and the provision of a quality service delivery to youth in Wyndham.

Quality Responsibilities

  • To follow & maintain the organisation policy and procedures regarding quality including and not limited to regular whole of organisational performance, risk and other assessments.
  • To demonstrate & support all staff to work within the philosophy of responsive, flexible service provision through the practices of the program.
  • To ensure that performance measures are met across all WYAC program contracts.
  • To facilitate continuous improvement initiatives within the organisation.

WHS Responsibilities

  • To adhere to and update regularly organisation policy and procedures regarding WHS.


  • To develop programs that meet contract and client requirements
  • To develop continual improvement measures including ongoing monitoring, review and development of WYAC systems and processes.
  • To identify gaps in service options to best meet clients’ needs and action required to meet these.
  • To represent the organisation in a positive and responsive manner in all dealings/contacts with internal and external clients.


  • Work within the funding parameters of WYAC’s Board- approved budget.
  • Actively manage a team of staff across program streams.

Staff Management

  • Teams across various program contracts.

Additional requirements

  • Flexibility in spread of hours required from time to time in order to be responsive to client, family and staff needs. Overtime to be managed in accordance with WYAC Overtime & Leave Policy.


Please address the following selection criteria by providing examples based on your previous work experience. Each answer should be no more than a ½ page.

SC1: Your ability to shape and manage strategy.

SC2: Achieve results for the organisation.

SC3: Build productive relationships with various stakeholders: Government/Joint Venture Partners/Politicians/Media etc.

SC4: A sense of community, personal integrity and self-awareness.

SC5: Achieve corporation independence and financial growth.

SC6: Your ability to communicate with & influence Aboriginal people and the corporation’s key stakeholders.

SC7: A role model for the mission and core cultural values underpinning the corporation.

SC8: Foster a culture of ethical behaviour.

SC9: Formulate and effectively communicate the corporate vision, strategy, and goals.

SC10: Ensure that capable employees are hired, developed, motivated, rewarded, and retained.

SC11: At least 2 years of demonstrated experience in a similar position.

Essential licenses / certificates

  1. A minimum Bachelor's Degree in Business and/or Management, Human Resources or similar field
  2. Driver’s License
  3. National Police Clearance
  4. Working with Children Check


  1. SCHDS Award: wage range from $91,429 - $106, 506 based on skills and experience
  2. Super 9.5%
  3. 6 weeks of accrued leave, per annum
  4. Housing allowance of $215 per week, when based in Wyndham for the position
  5. Annual flight allowance of $1,500 payable on each 12-month anniversary of continued service
  6. Relocation Allowance reimbursed up to $3,000 on receipt and on completion of probation period
  7. Salary Sacrifice up to $15,900 per year and other tax benefits which greatly increases take home package
  8. Professional Development

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

You may contact 0406 540 089 for a discussion regarding your suitability for this role.

A position description is attached.

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