We’re hiring a Business Manager for the AWRAE Program!

Are you ready to make an impact and create social change?

This newly created position is to support ABC Foundation’s social (pilot) program Aboriginal Women’s Research Assistant and Evaluation Training Project (AWRAE), an exciting program that pushes the boundaries of Indigenous Data Sovereignty, while also increasing the availability of meaningful on-country employment and social enterprise opportunities for women and maximising community empowerment and agency in the assessment of the value of projects being delivered in their communities.

Key responsibilities
As the Business Manager, AWRAE Program, you will be a trailblazer who thinks strategically and shares our vision and passion. With solid communication skills, excellent professional relationships and connections and an innate ability to transform opportunities, this newly created role will work independently to provide an understanding of the AWRAE program to remote communities and funders alike to ensure the longevity and success beyond the pilot phase.

About you
To truly excel in this role, your primary purpose will be to work with the CEO, the AWRAE Project team, funders and external stakeholders to build on the current pilot, secure future opportunities for the trainees, source funding to expand the pilot sites and work strategically to deliver a national social enterprise model. To be successful for this role you must have:

  • Proven 5+ years expertise across multi-sector projects and/or strategic project or business development roles, with evidence of converting complex projects with high success rates (essential)
  • Ideally innovative in your approach, with extensive experience working at a senior level in specialist areas of socio-economic development, philanthropy, social impact, government, or a related field (essential)
  • Understand the importance of cultural capability, and have demonstrated skills and previous experience of working effectively with First Nations people
  • Positive outlook, doer attitude and strategic converter to recognise and implement opportunities
  • Able to cultivate and conceptualise concepts which are realistic, viable and can be proven approach
  • Hold and maintain strong professional relationships, with proficient communication skills

If you can draw on your past successes, have extensive experience networking across multiple sectors of the community, government and philanthropy, with the ability to juggle numerous agendas and achieve positive project outcomes, you may be the person we are looking for.

This role, funded initially till 30 June 2023, is an extremely rewarding opportunity to help shape positive outcomes for Aboriginal women living in remote communities. Ideally based in Perth, Western Australia, we will consider other locations for the right applicant. Experienced consultants are also encouraged to apply. The position is to commence by March 2022.

About us
ABC Foundation Ltd is a majority Aboriginal owned member-based charitable social enterprise. We strive to bring a point of difference as a foundation, our strategic focus is to achieve social impact through community partnerships, as well as work to create Economic Impact through business partnerships, to ensure Aboriginal people lead the growth of a sustainable land and sea economy.

In return for dedication and leadership, considerable rewards and career growth with an organisation that prides itself on being a pioneer, equals a competitive salary, salary sacrificing options, and bonus incentives.

How to apply
There’s no hand-holding in this role – we require you to bring your A game! If this role sounds exciting, please submit a cover letter outlining how you have contributed to change and project outcomes (no more than 2 pages) and your current resume to:
Liz Axel, Executive Manager – admin@abcau.com.au by COB Friday 21st January 2022.

Short-listing and interviewing will commence after the 31st  January 2022.

For full details about this role, please download the position description below:

ABC Foundation Ltd fosters a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value the contributions of all people and encourages people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

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