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Chief Executive Officer

Oaktree Foundation Australia |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: VIC
Sub location(s): Melbourne

WHO ARE WE?     

Oaktree is Australia’s largest youth-led International Development agency with over 250,000 supporters across the country. We are young people leading, creating and demanding a more just world. We invest in young people to build their capacity, and influence to create a more just world.

Through the Oaktree Youth Solidarity Fund (OYSF), Oaktree partners with youth-led organisations from across the Asia-Pacific who are working on incredible projects to address a concern they see in their community. This way we are able to support sustainable, locally-led development initiatives.

OUR VISION  

A just and sustainable world, where every young person has an equitable chance to reach their potential.

OUR MISSION

Oaktree is a youth-led movement, supporting young people to shape a better world.

OUR VALUES

Inclusive
Collaborative
Ambitious
Sustainable
Hungry to Learn

ROLE OVERVIEW

As a CEO you will lead and inspire a compelling vision and see it come true. You will work alongside political, industry and public leaders; corporate sponsors; and international development partners. You will build culture, inspire teams to pull off the ‘impossible’, and have fun while doing it. You will make hard decisions. You will build lifelong friends. You will learn more than you imagine, with the support of the Oaktree Board and mentorship from leading experts in the sector. Best of all, you will play a part in building a better world where all young people can reach their potential.

As CEO you will play an important role in helping to build a new strategy for Oaktree, and with it, a fit for purpose operating model. You will use your leadership to interrogate Oaktree’s vision and mission, working to understand whether our impact is meeting a true need amongst youth-based international development organisations. With the support of the Board, as well as pro-bono strategy and operations consultant assistance,  you will harness the skills of our talented volunteer team to rebuild and relaunch Oaktree to a generation of future leaders.

8 FTE (part time – 30 hours per week).
Hybrid working, with a minimum of one day in the office per week. Our office space is located in West Melbourne.
12-month fixed term contract with the option to extend (dependent on personal and organisational performance).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Leadership and Change Management
Team Leadership
Oaktree Youth Solidarity Fund
Enhancing Oaktree’s External Profile
Stakeholder Management

*Please refer to the position description (located on Oaktree’s website) for a full list of key responsibilities.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Essential

Completed or studying a Bachelors Degree or have equivalent work experience,
Experience in implementing strategic change and leading an organisation through a period of change,
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders,
Well-developed leadership and relationship management skills with the ability to manage a large team of both paid staff and volunteers,
A fast learner, who responds to new challenges with agility and curiosity.

Desirable 

International development experience (relevant study, program design, implementation, or monitoring and evaluation),
Previous experience in a leadership role within a non-profit (experience in a youth-led non-profit will be favourably looked upon).
Political and community advocacy experience.

Behavioural Traits

We’re seeking a young individual that is passionate about empowering and engaging young people both in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region and has a passion for leading innovative solutions in the international development space. The traits we value in a CEO include:

Valuing diversity,
Acting with integrity,
Building a cohesive and successful team,
Delivering high quality, impactful outcomes reliably,
Adapting proactively,
A strong attention to detail.

OUR OFFER TO YOU

Hybrid working, minimum one day in our office per week.
0.8 FTE (4 days per week).
12 month fixed term contract.
Minimum 5.1 Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award – $44.92 p/h (dependent on qualifications and experience).

Applications close at 5pm AEDT 2nd February and should be submitted via the form linked below.  If you need reasonable adjustments when applying please reach out so we can ensure the application process is accessible for you.

 

Application Link: https://form.typeform.com/to/IVDtZ1YF

Closing Date: Feb 2, 2024

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