The GO Foundation was established in 2009 by Sydney Swans footballers Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin and their friend James Gallichan. The Foundation’s Purpose is to empower the next generation of Indigenous leaders through education. The GO scholarship is an entry point to the GO Ecosystem, a model of collaborative impact where our partners work with us to provide GO students with a broad range of opportunities and career options. At the heart of the GO Ecosystem is a burning desire to strengthen our students’ cultural identity - to connect them in a meaningful way to their culture and heritage.
Reporting to, and working collaboratively with, the Founders, Chair and Board you will be the first Indigenous Chief Executive of the GO Foundation and will lead the organisation into its next stage of growth. You will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the GO Foundation’s staff, programs, expansion and execution of its mission and purpose. You will continue to build the GO Foundation scholarship program across Australia through our GO Ecosystem and a sustainable funding pipeline. You will foster exceptional relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders and continue to develop and build the dedicated GO team. The key accountabilities of the role include: Strategic Planning & Implementation Support the Board in its role of setting the strategic direction of the Foundation by the provision of timely, relevant advice and information Coordinate the effective development and implementation of the Foundation’s Strategic Plan in partnership with the Board Manage, develop and implement marketing, communications and fund raising strategies; Develop and present Business Plans to the Board, as required, to facilitate the achievement of the Foundation’s strategic direction Monitor the implementation of Strategic and Business Plans and report on the achievement of timelines, budgets and outcomes, as determined by the Board Leadership & Management Create a workplace that reflects GO values and promotes collaboration and innovation Inspire and motivate a hard-working, lean team who are committed to the mission and values of GO Implement the policies, processes and codes of conduct approved by the board and facilitate the monitoring and reviewing of, and reporting against, those policies, processes and codes of conduct Work collegially with team members to create KPIs, review performance and encourage individual and team professional development Lead by example acting at all times in accordance with the Foundation’s values and behaviours, and regularly undertake a personal assessment and reflection against those values and behaviours Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems Ability to lead a large-scale technology build working with external providers to ensure that GO systems and processes are fit-for-purpose Provide support to the technical team with respect to automation of internal processes Fundraising Expand current revenue generating and fundraising activities to support and grow existing program operations and new staff position/s Create new revenue streams including Government (State and Federal), Corporate, Philanthropic and High Net Worth Individuals Liaise and work co-operatively with relevant stakeholders on strategic and operational matters Identify, build and maintain solid relationships and partnerships with all levels of government, industry members, philanthropic groups and others Identify opportunities to partner and assist in the development of community programs that meet the strategic objectives of the Foundation Delivery of Programs and HR Management Develop and implement programs that meet the objectives of the Foundation to improve educational outcomes for GO Scholars Identify opportunities for project development or partnerships that enhance the Foundation’s service offerings Performance management and appraisal of staff Develop policies and procedures relating to training, employment and management of staff ensuring compliance with all applicable State and Federal laws and regulations Financial, Risk Management and Budgeting (Supported by Head of Finance) Develop, implement and monitor the annual budget, in consultation with the Board Develop professional, timely reports to funding bodies, ATO, ASIC and others, ready for approval of the Board, if so required Ensure compliance with Funding Agreements to preserve and/or enhance recurrent funding and ensure continuity of programs Identify potential donors and prepare applications for grants from Government, philanthropic organisations and other donors Manage budgeted expenditure, including being a signatory to all accounts as delegated by the Board Present budgeted recommendations to the Board Identify and manage operational and funding risks for GO and, where those risks could have a material impact on the organisation, formulating strategies for managing and mitigating those risks, including for consideration and endorsement (as applicable) by the Board and the Risk Audit & Finance Committee. Communications (Supported by Head of Communications and Events) Deepen and refine all aspects of communications from web and social media presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand Strengthen brand presence to garner new opportunities Work closely with the Head of Communications and Events to deliver large media campaigns, social media and traditional media Work effectively with GO Ambassadors Dr Anita Heiss, Brooke Boney, Dan Sultan and Blak Douglas to drive the GO brand Event Management (Supported by Head of Communications and Events) Work closely with the team and Head of Communications and Events, deliver a wide range of events each year including the Big Lunch, the Launch, Graduation Ceremony, Mentoring Events and Capital Campaign events THE ROLE'S KEY STAKEHOLDERS The role’s key internal stakeholders are: The Founders, Chair and Board Direct Reports – Head of Finance, Head of Scholarships, Head of Communications and Events, Scholarships Project Manager and Executive Assistant (there are currently 5 members of the GO staff team) External stakeholders: Students across all age groups including young adults at university – and their families Indigenous partner organisations; Indigenous leaders and other prominent Australians Donors – including high net worth individuals and philanthropists Ecosystem and Corporate partners Schools, Universities and Registered Training Organisations Ministers and their offices, and Commonwealth and State Departments Media
You Will Have - Relevant tertiary qualifications - Excellent leadership skills that demonstrate a positive action orientation, the ability to inspire and influence others and represent an organisation’s interests in a compelling manner to stakeholders - Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and project skills - Proven senior executive leadership experience incorporating business plan development, implementation, operations and reporting - Highly developed strategic, analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills
For the full job description please visit www.gof.org.au/ceo Applications Close: 23 December 2020. To apply, please send a short letter (maximum of 2 pages in length) detailing your interest and claim to the role, along with your CV to interim CEO Jason Glanville at [email protected] by close of business Wednesday 23 December 2020. Jason can also be contacted on this email should you have any queries on the role and this first stage of the recruitment process.
ROLE REMUNERATION AND LOCATION The remuneration package will be sufficient to attract, retain and motivate an outstanding candidate. Our preference is for the Chief Executive Officer to be based in Sydney, Australia. The GO Foundation considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational qualification under s14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) for this role.