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Operations Manager

Country Needs People

About Country Needs People

Country Needs People is a small environment non-profit with a strong track record of positive impact across Australia and beyond. We are a newly independent organisation developed from over a decade’s steady work with Indigenous land and sea management groups around Australia. Our unique approach sees protection and good management of biodiversity and cultural values as a people centred exercise that contributes to a truly sustainable economy and benefits all Australians.

We work closely and strategically with Indigenous partners, governments, and other stakeholders to enhance the quantity, quality and security of Indigenous led natural and cultural values management. We combine:

  • Strategic, non-partisan advocacy to state and federal governments
  • Communications campaigns to build a broad public support base across Australia
  • Collaborative project work and organisational advice and support with and for our Indigenous partners.

Operations Manager role

We are seeking a person who can contribute their considerable skills to the journey of building a sustainable, high functioning organisation that makes a difference. Enthusiasm and a team-focused problem-solving approach are required to support consolidation and growth of a national organisation delivering big outcomes for nature, people, culture and community.

This senior role is responsible for building and maintaining CNP’s operational capacity across the organisation by managing priority operational areas including governance. They support the Executive Director (ED) with external and internal stakeholder relationships including the board and philanthropic partners. They develop the systems and recruit the expertise required to ensure success in philanthropic fundraising and organisational communications.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Invigorated by CNP’s purpose of protecting and preserving the natural environment through indigenous community-based conservation and land and sea management;
  • Motivated by the opportunity of shaping a new organisation and providing the operational backbone needed for success;
  • An energetic team player, comfortable combining strategic thinking and leadership with hands on delivery in their day-to-day work;;
  • Able to demonstrate experience in a relevant role or capacity with a track record of achievement.

Duties include:

  • Leading operational planning, monitoring and accountability processes;
  • Developing governance and operational policies and procedures;
  • Supporting the Executive Director in organisational culture and team development, staff supervision and HR administration;
  • Leading organisational communications strategy development and oversee delivery of key organisational communications initiatives;
  • Supporting the Executive Director with philanthropic fundraising and management of major donor relationships reporting requirements and accountability.

There is a strong preference for candidates based in, or willing to relocate to Canberra.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and women are encouraged to apply.

The position is full time, SCHADS Award level 8, with flexible work conditions.

Contact Esther Abram for more information estherabram@icloud.com, using the subject line: Operations Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs, or 0409 962 992.

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