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Operations Director

Think+DO Tank Foundation


Position Description

The Operations Director is a new leadership role at Think+DO Tank Foundation created to enable our work to grow, and to strengthen our leadership and managerial capacity.

You will lead our diverse business operations and alongside the CEO, provide leadership for our core staff and project teams. We are looking for a commercial, entrepreneurial operator with ambition, intelligence, generosity and heart to work effectively within our values and to serve our purpose.

We are a deliberately agile and learning organisation - we have a healthy risk appetite and intentional experimentation is central to our practice.

The Operations Director ensures the quality of our operations across these domains:

  • Human resources management
  • Project and performance management
  • Resource acquisition
  • Financial management and corporate governance
  • Marketing.

About you

The successful applicant is an experienced operations manager and people leader, capable of:

  • Project managing multiple ongoing projects
  • Managing staff, contractors, partners and volunteers to deliver their best
  • Communicating Think+DO Tank Foundation’s purpose and impact to attract partners, funding and support
  • Exercising leadership in programmatic budgeting and reporting
  • Leading data analysis to improve and evaluate performance and outcomes; and
  • Collaborating with Foundation colleagues and external collaborators and partners alike.

Required skills

You will be able to demonstrate a track record over at least seven years of professional accomplishments that demonstrate these capabilities:

  • Negotiation: you are an effective and sensitive negotiator
  • Leadership: you can inspire and manage a team of colleagues to achieve results
  • Project Management: you know how to project manage, and engender productive collaboration for tangible results
  • Analysis + Strategy: you can analyse data to understand and optimise performance, and produce reports and strategic recommendations
  • Communication + Persuasion Skills: you can communicate persuasively with diverse stakeholders internally and externally.

We serve some of the most culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia. We value intercultural expertise, diverse ways of thinking and the ability to work in more than one language.

The Deal

  • Package: $110,000 annual full-time package inclusive of superannuation, negotiable based on experience.
  • Hours: Full-time.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Professional Development: Personal budget allocated annually.
  • Benefits: Subscriptions, industry memberships.

Ongoing requirements

All staff at Think+DO Tank Foundation are required to hold Working with Children and Police checks, and to participate in induction and training sessions to ensure our work generates welcome, inclusive, safe and creative community environments for all.

You must hold a current First Aid Certificate; and an unrestricted, current driver’s licence.

This leadership role is subject to a probation period of four months, and annual performance and salary reviews.

A position description is attached.

How to apply

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