SNAICC starts search for new Indigenous CEO
As the national peak body representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, SNAICC National Voice for Our Children has a proud 40-year track record working with Indigenous communities, NGOs, government agencies and service providers to improve the safety, development and wellbeing of our children.
In 2018, SNAICC is hoping to build on these achievements by appointing a new, experienced and dedicated Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander CEO committed to driving the organisation forward and planning for the future. The peak body is working with not-for-profit sector search specialist NGO Recruitment to lead the recruitment campaign.
SNAICC Chairperson Sharron Williams, who will be working closely with the new CEO, says there has never been a more rewarding or interesting time to join the organisation.
“Our vision is a society where the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and families are protected, our communities are empowered and our cultural identity is valued,” Williams explains.
“This is an incredible role for someone who shares this vision, working with incredible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander NGOs across the country. We work to keep the voices of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families strong, we speak up on behalf of our member services on the ground and ensure those voices are heard. This is both important and rewarding.”
Based in Melbourne, the new leader will also spend time in Canberra influencing national early years, child and family welfare policy direction. And as the opportunities for SNAICC’s analysis, research, advocacy, training and resources services continue to grow, so will the need to secure additional funding.
“Key priorities in this role will be ensuring stability within the SNAICC secretariat in Melbourne, realigning our strategic direction and engaging with our external stakeholders. We will then be in a strong position to grow our funding base and raise our profile further within the wider sector,” she says.
“Ultimately SNAICC needs a CEO who’s able to drive financial sustainability and cement our position as the national go-to organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child welfare.”
In addition to being a well-respected leader within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with standout negotiation and advocacy skills, the successful candidate will also be comfortable working closely with the SNAICC board to achieve the outcomes laid out in the peak body’s strategic plan.
“This is a rare opportunity to work with an extremely talented group of people within the SNAICC secretariat who are multi-skilled, dynamic, innovative and passionate about what they do. Being able to support and scope career pathways for these people will be very rewarding,” Williams says.
“In summary, this is undoubtedly a huge job, but there will be far more rewards than challenges. The team at SNAICC is ready to support the successful candidate every step of the way.”