3 years with the option of a 2-year term extension| Coober Pedy
(other locations may be considered) | $160,000 – $175,000 + super and other allowances considered

Antakirinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal Corporation (AMYAC) strongly encourages Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

About the organisation

Antakirinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal Corporation’s (AMYAC’s) Native Title was recognised in May 2011. The claim was made on behalf of all of the Native Title holders for the AM-Y Native Title area. AMYAC has been able to make a number of key agreements with many of the stakeholders in the region and are in the process of resolving native title compensation with the State of South Australia and resolving native title processes for the Coober Pedy township.

About the role

The CEO is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organisation as directed by the Board, and for ensuring AMYAC is able to deliver to its immediate and future-facing strategic objectives. AMYAC’s strategic plan has, amongst other objectives and initiatives, identified five key initiatives:

  1. Our Place Project: Create an office space in Coober Pedy.
  2. Project Management Office: Developing a Project Management Office and capabilities.
  3. Education Project: Scholarships and opportunities for young people.
  4. Review Membership Process: Transform membership review process.
  5. Next Generation: Run cultural trips, focus on knowledge law and custom for young people.

The CEO will engage collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, placing particular importance on connections with community and its Traditional Owners, ensuring communication is effective and transparent and that there are clearly defined expectations. For internal staff this will support the building of a diverse and inclusive culture where employees are highly engaged and committed and can work at their highest levels of expertise and creativity. For external stakeholders, this will build connection and assist in the building and maintaining of trust-based relationships that are mutually beneficial to AMYAC and its stakeholders.

About you

You will provide vision and leadership and clearly communicate how each person’s role contributes to the “big picture” and overall strategy of the organisation.

The CEO must model the behaviour expected of all AMYAC staff including:

  • Able to embody cultural competency and deep and genuine respect for community
  • Understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and family structures in the Coober Pedy region
  • High levels of integrity and act ethically
  • Clear and honest communication
  • Creative thinking and innovative
  • Commitment to actively listen and respectfully challenge where appropriate
  • Ability to have a big picture view of the world and think strategically
  • Enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment
  • Able to build trusted relationships based on mutual respect
  • Confidence to speak one’s mind
  • Sense of humour
  • Able to self-reflect and learn from mistakes
  • Collaborative and cooperative, seeking ways to connect and work with others

Essential Requirements

  • At least 2 years experience in senior management roles
  • Working With Vulnerable People card
  • Australian Driver licence
  • Pass National Police Check
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels including AMYAC staff, the board, customers, and other stakeholders
  • Extensive knowledge of corporate governance including experience working with (or on) a board of directors
  • Experience in strategic planning and business operations
  • Confident in all aspects of risk management and crisis management
  • Advocacy experience and confidence to act as the spokesperson for the organisation

Desirable Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in Business or related
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Selection Criteria 

  1. Experience identifying, proposing, developing, and implementing new business strategies in line with strategic goals.
  2. Strong commercial acumen with sound financial management skills and a strong commitment to accountability.
  3. Experience working with Native Title agreements.
  4. Proven ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Indigenous people, stakeholders, and communities.
  5. Experience in leadership and ability to use initiative and problem solving to achieve results in accordance with practices and policies.
  6. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  7. Demonstrated experience working to and providing high-level advice to a Board.

What we can offer you

A full-time appointment until 2024 with a possible 2-year extension

An attractive remuneration package with salary packaging opportunities.

An opportunity to make a significant impact on outcomes for Indigenous people.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted to jobs@pipelinetalent.com.au with the subject line “AMYAC Chief Executive Officer”.

Your application should include:

  • a cover letter [maximum four pages] responding to the seven selection criteria as detailed above.
  • an up-to-date CV of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role.

Applications must be received by midnight 28 September 2021.

Late submissions will not be accepted.

How to get more information

Additional information is available in the role description or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent.

Lesina Gibbs-Manuatu
Email: lesina@pipelinetalent.com.au
Ph: (02) 8001 6603 or 0408 027 880

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