Chief executive officer

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) was established in 1998, under the CATSI Act 2006, to represent the members of the 16 Family Groups who are descendants of the Original Ancestors of the Yorta Yorta Peoples; to make decisions and act on any matters of significance to the Yorta Yorta Peoples; and to enter into agreements with any person, First Nations, Government agency or authority in relation to the protection of Yorta Yorta Country. 

YYNAC has been operating under an ORIC compliance notice since 28 April, 2017. 

YYNAC is a:

  • registered Aboriginal party (RAP).  
  • Rrgistered training organisation (RTO)
  • partner under the Yorta Yorta Co-management Agreement with the Victorian government.


Closing date: 

5pm, 23 November 2017


Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)



Job category: 

  • Executive

Type of vacancy: 

Full time
12-months initially

Salary and conditions: 

  • Salary sacrificing is available
  • 17.5% leave loading

Job description/overview: 

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation is seeking a highly motivated and professional ‘hands-on’ chief executive officer who is capable of working across all levels of a large Aboriginal traditional owner organisation, including experience in providing high-level advice to the board of directors and council of elders on operations, policy and planning and in leading high-level negotiations with government, the corporate sector and NGOs.

The priority is to strengthen YYNAC by implementing the YYNAC strategic business plan and by promoting Yorta Yorta traditional cultural knowledge and practice in advancing Yorta Yorta people’s rights over their traditional lands and waters.

The CEO will display strong leadership ability, high integrity and a commitment to lead, manage and develop the YYNAC’s through inspiring and supporting senior managers, staff, volunteers and contractors in accordance with the YYNAC’s values at all times.

Key selection criteria

  • Be of Aboriginal decent and actively engaged as an Aboriginal person and community member.
  • A proven knowledge and understanding of Yorta Yorta people and other first nations peoples, and their culture and history in south-eastern Australia,
  • Extensive experience working in a position of senior management, ideally as a CEO of a community-controlled Aboriginal organisation (ACCHO) or in a senior level of Aboriginal Affairs within the government or corporate sector.
  • Academic qualifications ideally in governance, business and finance or relevant proven working experience in either field for over 5 years.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in working relationships working with Indigenous peoples including other first nation peoples, governments and their agencies, NGOs, community and corporate sectors.
  • Knowledge and practice in Indigenous intellectual knowledge protection, cultural and environmental heritage and human rights.
  • Proven research and report writing skills.
  • Excellent strategic planning and implementation skills.
  • Experience in human resources management, finance and business management, corporate compliance, information technology and communications.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people and handle issues in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively with a multi-skilled team.
  • Well-developed computer skills, including familiarity with financial management software such as MYOB/ ZERO.
  • Current driver’s license.

Other relevant information

  • Provide documentation on Aboriginality if requested.
  • Provide a current police and probity check.
  • Appointment is subject to a satisfactory police check.
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required.
  • You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.


  • Yorta Yorta People are highly encouraged to apply.
  • The term “Aboriginal” is inclusive persons of “Torres Strait Islander” descent.

Contact person and how to apply: 

All applicants will need to address the key selection criteria in a separate detailed document and provide a current resume with three professional referees. For more information please :


More information: 

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