Manager, communications and development

National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (ICN 2546)

The National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA) is a charitable not-for-profit organisation registered as an Aboriginal corporation. We are 100 per cent Aboriginal-governed and have been operating since 1995.

We have a team of 16 staff that work with 1300 school-aged Aboriginal people each year from our offices in Sydney (14 staff) and Dubbo (two staff). We are an innovative organisation in a period of growth.

NASCA creates educational and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians while promoting healthy, active lifestyles and reinforcing the value of cultural identity.

Closing date: 

5pm, 9 March 2017


Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)


New South Wales

Job category: 

  • Executive

Type of vacancy: 

Full time
35 hr working week

Salary and conditions: 

$80,000 - $95,000 per annum fixed contract, dependent on experience and qualifications

plus 9.5 per cent superannuation. ($15,899 not-for-profit salary benefits applies to base salary).

Job description/overview: 

This newly created position requires an innovator with high-level leadership in the development, management and operation of marketing and communications strategies in line with NASCA’s strategic and financial goals. This is a leadership role in a growing not-for-profit organisation.

To be successful in this role, a deep understanding and cultural sensitivity concerning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and a passion to make a positive impact, a willingness to work within NASCA’s ethos, support our values and advance our vision is essential.

Key tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • setting strategic and measurable fundraising and communications goals and policies
  • researching and implementing fundraising program and initiatives

For more detail see the full applicant package below.

Contact person and how to apply: 

For a confidential discussion about the job you can contact Leanne Townsend (CEO) at or by phone (02) 8399 3071.

To apply for the job you need to submit:

  • a cover sheet (this form is available in the applicant package)
  • a cover letter highlighting your fundraising, donor acquisition and retention campaigns experience and suitability for the role
  • a statement addressing the selection criteria
  • CV

by email to: or
by post to: NASCA, 180 George Street, Redfern NSW 2016

More information: 

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