We’re looking for a new Executive Director

The Conservation Council ACT is looking for a new Executive Director. An Expression of Interest (EOI) closes Friday 15 December and full applications on 11 January 2019. Potential applicants are strongly advised to submit an EOI first.

The Executive Director reports to a Board and will lead the organisation to deliver the vision and strategic direction of the Conservation Council ACT Region as it continues to tackle the effects of climate change and protect the environment that underpins our unique and special Bush Capital.

The Executive Director will ensure the Conservation Council operates efficiently and effectively, applying sound business principles to the operations, whilst exploring opportunities for supporter growth and long-term organisational viability. The Executive Director, via leadership and innovation, will continue to influence communities and decision-makers in government and business. As the ‘face and voice’ of the Conservation Council, the Executive Director will be responsible for building, promoting and strengthening partnerships with government, and relevant sector and community stakeholder groups to drive leadership to deliver actions.

The Executive Director will be responsible for building on the significant achievements of the Conservation Council and further enhancing the organisation as a respected leader in being a voice for the environment.

This is a rare opportunity for an experienced, strategic, authentic and inspirational leader, who has strong people, public policy, and sophisticated advocacy and promotion skills to lead an organisation at the forefront of tackling threats to our climate and environment. You will be conversant with the current issues surrounding clean energy, climate change policies and protecting the environment and be able to articulate this into operational campaign models. Key to your success will be your entrepreneurial spirit and ability to identify, capitalise and deliver on the opportunities to lobby, advocate and influence. As a leader you will be inclusive, collaborative and credible, able to communicate with influence, inspiring confidence in staff and other relevant stakeholder groups, including potential supporters and donors in a call to action. You will be experienced in Board reporting with a strong understanding and commitment to good governance.

See the position description and for further information please contact:

  • President Rod Griffiths 0410 875 731 [email protected] or,
  •  between 15 December 2018 and 3 January 2019, interim Executive Director Clare Henderson on 0412 425 665 or [email protected].

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