Executive Director – Corporate Services

Applications close Sunday 16 January 2022.

An exciting new opportunity exists for a community minded, dedicated and skilled executive to lead a team of professionals in a highly regarded not-for-profit organisation in the Canberra region.

  • Brand new role – plenty of opportunities to influence strategic direction!
  • Above Award salary and leave benefits, excellent salary packaging and free parking
  • Contribute to and enjoy the support of CS#1’s Leadership Team and be a part of CS#1’s exciting growth journey

Community Services #1 (CS#1) is profit for purpose, managing and delivering a range of services across the ACT and surrounding NSW regions,  designed to meet community needs for over 35 years. We seek out passionate and motivated people who are keen to join our agile, fun, responsive organisation, and drive CS#1’s Purpose and Mission!

We have an exciting new opportunity for a strong, dynamic leader with experience in the community sector (desirable) and shaping business strategy and driving enabling solutions to realise strategic outcomes, in the provision of corporate services. We are excited to offer this position at a time when we are actively progressing our growth strategy.

You will be a passionate and experienced executive with a growth mindset and a track record of success in the leadership of community services, delivering strategic results to achieve the highest standard of business outcomes, and building amazing cultures.

If you are passionate about working with the community and eager to take on a new challenge, please read on.

About the Executive Director Corporate Services/Chief Financial Officer Role and CS#1 employee rewards:

  • Ongoing full-time position – 76 hours/fortnight available from February 2021
  • Annual salary from $150,000, commensurate with qualification and experience, plus super (Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award, Social and Community Services Level 8)
  • Excellent salary packaging tax benefits to maximise take-home pay
  • Above Award leave benefits, including 12 additional days of annual leave
  • Free parking
  • Staff health and wellbeing program
  • External professional coaching and mentoring
  • Provided with a laptop and work phone

Reporting directly to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, the successful applicant will be a key member of the CS#1 Executive and will enjoy the support of the CS#1 Board, CEO, Deputy CEO, Executive Team and CS#1 Program Managers.

The Executive Director Corporate Services/Chief Financial Officer sets and drives the strategic and operational direction for CS#1’s Corporate Services program. Working as part of a dynamic and energetic Executive Team, the Executive Director will also participate in setting and driving CS#1’s overarching strategic objectives in support of our growth trajectory.

To be successful in the Executive Director Corporate Services/Chief Financial Officer role, you will:

  • Have experience leading multi-disciplined teams/programs across the organisation
  • Be an experienced CFO who will consider the needs of CS#1 and the community when making strategic and long-term business and financial planning recommendations
  • Be committed to harnessing opportunities for cost containment and business growth with a focus on sustainable community services delivery
  • Be highly knowledgeable in how financial planning, management and reporting looks in a diverse community services delivery organisation
  • Be an experienced HR (Human Resources) specialist and expert in taking initiative, exercising sound judgement in problem-solving and decision making
  • Be excited to build organisation and team capability by contributing to program strategy, and building and implementing processes
  • Consider multiple perspectives when assessing ramifications of a wide range of issues
  • Championing a risk management culture and support the enhancement of risk management practices across the organisation
  • Hold a tertiary qualification; Masters’ degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Hold Professional membership with either Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand or Certified Practising Accountants
  • Have a minimum of 10 years of experience in accounting and/or planning and a minimum of 5 years of managerial experience
  • Have unrestricted Australian working rights
  • Hold an ACT Working With Vulnerable People card
  • Have an unrestricted drivers licence

If this sounds like you, view the position description below and apply now! Indicate your interest by submitting your resume with a cover letter to CS1recruitment@communityservices1.org.

For more information about the Executive Director role, please call Leanne (Deputy Chief Executive Officer) on 02 6126 4712 from 4 January 2022and visit our website to view the Position Description.

For more information about our recruitment process, please call Chloe (People and Culture) on 02 6126 4710.

Interviews to be conducted Mid January

Position Description: Executive Director – Corporate Services

Community Services #1 acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work. We pay our respect to their Elders – past, present and emerging. We recognise their contribution to creating a thriving community through the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Australia’s First Peoples.