Chief executive officer (CEO)

Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal Corporation

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. Our 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: 

2am, 1 June 2014


Coffs Harbour
New South Wales

Job category: 

  • Executive

Type of vacancy: 

Full time

Salary and conditions: 

$75,000 to $87,000 negotiable with preferred applicant

Non-award salaried position with a two-year contract

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 successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator who is able to build and maintain strong relationships with government, funders, the community and other stakeholders. You will possess highly effective management skills, financial acumen and have solid experience in human resource management.  

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

Contact person and how to apply: 

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

To obtain the selection documentation and find out about the application process, please request a copy of the Applicant’s job pack by emailing

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