July 2021

Chief Executive Officer

Position available: 

  • Leadership of a dynamic and leading capacity builder, committed to addressing Australia’s complex challenges
  • Build a movement to make systemic change capability mainstream
  • Australia based, flexible working arrangements, open to Co-­CEO role options 
  • Circa $200k plus super p.a.

Collaboration for Impact exists to create a more equitable and inclusive Australia where people, place and planet thrive. Our purpose is to build a powerful movement of people able to shift conditions holding complex challenges in place. We focus on two conditions:

  • Increasing the capacity of changemakers to think and act systemically;
  • Building the collaborative capacity to address Australia’s unreconciled history of colonisation.

Established in 2015 Collaboration for Impact (CFI) is a leading intermediary in capacity building for systems change. CFI is embarking on a key transition from a co-founder led and network-based start-up to scaling for broader impact. The CEO will lead this transition.

Your role will be

  • To lead CFI as a sought after leader in capacity building for systems change and place-based collaboration.
  • Lead the bold ambition to develop a movement of people able to change systems and drive large-scale impact.
  • Provide world-class learning and capacity building to place-based and systems change initiatives across Australia, to drive long term systemic change.
  • Scale CFI to achieve impact with financial sustainability, a strong evidence base of impact, a clear and recognisable brand and a fit for purpose organisation.

The CEO will initially lead the implementation of the current CFI strategy for 2020 – 2023, whilst leading the development of strategy and funding for the future

Is this you?

  • Passionate about and credible in applied thinking and practice, in systemic change and systems leadership
  • Deep experience working on complex social challenges
  • A natural connector – skilled at building and nurturing networks & alliance
  • Have held executive leadership positions with demonstrated success in commercial and operations management.
  • Successful at scaling organisations and/or social enterprise development
  • Proven ability to generate revenue and previous fundraising success.
  • Experience in leading:
    – capacity building services
    – provision of learning and development programs
    – movement building and influencing strategies
  • Able to comfortably manage complex and senior client relationships, across Government, Industry, NFP and communities
  • Developed leadership awareness and practice.

Ways of working

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A demonstrated passion for innovation
  • A commitment to continuous learning and self-reflection
  • Alignment and commitment to the CFI vision, mission, values and principle ways of working
  • High self-awareness, including cultural awareness, power literacy and openness to transparent feedback
  • Exceptional communication skills

If you have this we’d love to hear from you!

What to do next?

To enquire or have a conversation about the role, please reach out to Kyrstie Dunn, CFI Board Member at kyrstie@collaborationforimpact.com

CFI is conducting a global search in parallel with the Australian advertising of this role. Applications will be reviewed progressively, please apply ASAP.

View: Collaboration for Impact Strategy 2020-23

Please submit your application to admin@collaborationforimpact.com with the Subject Heading: CEO application – [your name] and include:

  • A one-page cover letter introducing you, your interest in and experience for the position.
  • A current resume

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

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