Applications Open: Executive Director

Employer: Chifley Research Centre (CRC)
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Executive leadership and management

Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane

Job posted on: 7 August, 2017.
Applications close: 4 September, 2017.

  • Join the progressive think-tank community
  • Play a leading role in public policy
  • Advocate for passionate causes
  • Significant leadership opportunity
  • Exceptional leader sought

The Chifley Research Centre is a leading progressive think-tank in Australia.

Established in 1996, the CRC is an independent research centre, with a close relationship to the Australian Labor Party, the union movement and the broader progressive community. The CRC is seeking a passionate and dynamic leader to help steer the Centre towards further growth, and to build on a number of years of successful public engagement.

The Executive Director will be responsible for implementing plans to:

  • Grow the resource base of the Centre, including through fundraising activities;
  • Grow the activity of the Centre, including through active engagement in the media;
  • Support sound public policy development

Executive Director will have responsibility for managing the staffing of the CRC as well as regularly reporting to the Board of Directors on budgetary and program work.

The CRC maintains a number of cooperative relationships within the broader think-tank community in Australia and internationally. The Executive Director is responsible for maintaining and deepening these relationships.

A high-calibre candidates will have extensive experience in the not-for-profit, public policy and government spheres is preferred. They will demonstrate strong people leadership skills and be able to inspire others in the progressive community. A demonstrated track record in leading change, growing income, and high level strategic planning and reporting skills are important. Proven communication skills are sought, including the ability to act as a spokesperson and assist in digital communications with supporters.

The role will be considered for placement in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Canberra with a competitive remuneration package.


How to apply for this job

To obtain the detailed job description or apply, please email , using the subject line: Executive Director – CRC.

If further information is required after reviewing documentation, please contact Linda White –
Chair –  Chifley Research Centre – 03 93421400

Applications are required by midnight 4th September 2017.

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