Chief executive officer

Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal Corporation (ICN 7394)

Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal Corporation (SWFWAA) is the regional body for Aboriginal arts and culture on the mid north coast of New South Wales. The Alliance’s objective is to position art and culture as the foundation for the social, economic and cultural development of the region’s Aboriginal communities. We coordinate regional programs that revive and strengthen Aboriginal art and culture fostering culturally-based employment and skills development.

Closing date: 

7am, 16 April 2014


Coffs Harbour
New South Wales

Job category: 

  • Executive

Type of vacancy: 

Full time

Salary and conditions: 


Job description/overview: 

Our board is made up of CEOs from 10 local Aboriginal Land Councils providing a platform for effective community engagement and representation across the region. The CEO reports directly to the board and is responsible for developing and maintaining governance best practice.

The CEO will expand on the Alliance’s success in the region by steering the future strategic direction of the organisation while implementing the current strategic objectives and the business plan. The person who fills the position will be an outstanding communicator, able to build and maintain strong relationships with government, funders, the community and other stakeholders. The successful candidate will possess highly effective management skills, financial acumen and have solid experience in human resource management.

The successful applicant will have experience in the not-for-profit sector, ideally in the arts industry, and be a great fit with the Alliances values, workplace culture and cohesive small team.

This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander designated position.

Contact person and how to apply: 

Should you require any further information regarding the position, please contact the Alliance’s chairperson, Jo-Anne Kelly, on (02) 6562 8688 or email, or the deputy-chairperson, Chris Spencer on (02) 6652 8740 or email

Copies of the applicant job package can also be obtained by emailing

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