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National Manager, Strategy

The Smith Family
  • Opportunity for experienced strategist to shape and influence strategy within leading NFP
  • Drive strategic projects
  • Permanent Full Time position
  • Sydney National Office

The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. We are now seeking a National Manager, Strategy to join our team.

Reporting to the Acting Head of Strategy and working with a dedicated and high-energy team, this pivotal role will manage The Smith Family’s Strategy team and activities, including strategy development, strategic planning, oversight of the organisation’s investment portfolio, strategic initiatives and strategic advice and support to leaders.

A day in the life of a National Manager, Strategy might look like this, but every day can be different. Primarily, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • In conjunction with the Acting Head of Strategy, facilitate the successful implementation of The Smith Family’s five-year strategy
  • Manage the development and delivery of The Smith Family’s digital and innovation strategies, including working closely with senior stakeholders across the organisation
  • Drive the implementation and improvement of organisation’s Business Planning Framework
  • Support and advise leaders on strategic opportunities and challenges, including providing guidance on frameworks and facilitating strategic thinking
  • Lead and/or support the design and delivery of key strategy offsite workshops
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders, including Agile squad Business Owners and National Managers, to build alignment and identify common challenges and opportunities

It takes a special kind of person to be our National Manager, Strategy. Our successful candidate will bring the following:

  • Qualifications in Strategy or Business or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in strategy development and strategic planning
  • Proven ability to manage complex, concurrent, multi-stakeholder, time-sensitive projects
  • Experience with innovation approaches, including Design Thinking / Human-Centred Design
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and positively engage stakeholders
  • Ability to drive outcomes and ‘make things happen’
  • Confident, credible, and articulate communication skills
  • Proven ability to lead a high performing team
  • Experience in facilitation of workshops

Living up to our employment promise, our team members tell us that working for The Smith Family they have great job flexibility and the ability to work alongside committed, passionate and professional team members whilst engaging in challenging, fulfilling and diverse work. In turn, our team members believe that they offer commitment to our vision, mission and values and effective collaboration with fellow team members to delivery strong performance outcomes.

If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, please click apply now, we’d love to hear from you. You may view the position description attached.

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

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