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Chief Executive Officer Fitzroy VIC Fitzroy Learning Network Inc Fitzroy VIC

Chief Executive Officer Fitzroy VIC

2020-11-18 11:25:45
Chief Executive Officer Fitzroy VIC
Fitzroy Learning Network Inc. (FLN) is a registered charity, not-for-profit organisation, affiliated Neighbourhood House Learn Local and Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Since the mid-1980s FLN has provided a variety of highly regarded and valued programs and services to the community with a particular focus on newly arrived migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and young people. Our programs and services range from English language programs to teaching sewing skills, computer skills and business leadership to individual support and advice services.

It is an exciting time for FLN. The next couple of years should see the development of new premises and we’re using this time and this opportunity to review how we best serve our community into the future.

The CEO is responsible for the leadership and management of FLN in developing opportunities for the Fitzroy and Collingwood high needs communities and is responsible for high-quality program development as a RTO. This role is both... strategic and hands-on: leading at the big picture level, responsible for the delivery, reporting and compliance of all services, while managing the day-to-day. Working closely with the Board the CEO ensures the organisation is effective, healthy and sustainable and has a high profile in the local Fitzroy community, with sector organisations working in related areas, and with funders, donors and other supporters.

The key responsibilities of the role are to:
Strategic management:
• Work closely with the Board, taking the lead in developing a strategic plan, annual budget and business plan, and translating strategy into operational plans.
• Establish and monitor key indicators of FLN’s impact, financial health and risk in line with the strategic plan and budget.
• Provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function effectively and to make informed decisions.

Financial Performance and Viability:
• Ensure sound financial management and that all financial reporting obligations are met, including submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements with commentary and explanation.

Program management and community engagement:
• Build on FLN’s deep connections with the Fitzroy community to understand community needs and develop and maintain productive partnerships and relationships with the community, government, and agency stakeholders.
• Oversee the effective development, delivery and evaluation of programs and services to ensure that they meet evolving community and stakeholder needs as informed by evidence and trends.
• Ensure that FLN’s RTO compliance systems are maintained and updated.

External relationships, marketing and fundraising:
• Lead the development and delivery of FLN’s marketing strategy.
• Enhance FLN’s image by being active and visible in the community, collaborating with other community and civic organisations and building relationships with external stakeholders -governmental, political, community and funding bodies (including AMEP, ACFE, Department of Education).
• Lead FLN’s efforts at maintaining and securing funding contracts to deliver core services, and to secure other sustainable income.

Operational management:
• Ensure that FLN fulfils its legal, statutory and regulatory responsibilities, including compliance with all regulatory and audit standards, service agreements, memorandums of understanding and contracts.
• Oversee and utilise appropriate physical, financial and people resources to ensure FLN has the capacity and capability it needs to operate and that operations are effective, efficient and safe.
• Oversee management of FLN’s infrastructure and facilities, including IT and premises, and be prepared to get involved in hands-on practical tasks if required.

People:
• Provide leadership and direction to all staff, volunteers and students, ensuring that all staff and volunteers commit to and perform in a way that is consistent with FLN’s values.
• Develop and motivate staff, including development of agreed performance plans, identification of development and training needs and action plans to improve performance.

The ideal candidate will possess the following expertise, experience and skills:
• Tertiary level education, or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline.
• Experience in a senior leadership role of a community-based organisation with a range of services and programs managed through staff and volunteers.
• An understanding of not-for-profit education services.
• Excellent financial management skills with experience in preparing, managing, reporting and monitoring budgets, funding submissions and compliance requirements of funders.
• A history of contribution to generating revenue streams and improving financial results.
• Strategic thinking, planning and project management skills, and ability to manage, adapt and prioritise multiple objectives and tasks for self and others.
• Proven management experience of delivering effective services and programs in a highly regulated (compliance) environment, including working within a range of regulatory and compliance funding/governance frameworks.
• Proven ability to work empathetically with people from diverse cultural, socio-economic backgrounds and an understanding of issues facing refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants.
• Well-developed written and oral communication skills including the ability to liaise with politicians, government departments and community members and be a spokesperson for FLN.

Desirable
• Experience in delivering adult education programs (preferably to disadvantaged groups).
• A post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline.

A position description is attached
Fitzroy VIC Australia (+1 other)
Chief Executive Officer Fitzroy VIC Fitzroy Learning Network Inc Fitzroy VIC
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