22 March, 2022

Assistant Director

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is the national peak body representing 144 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) and the lead advisor to the Commonwealth Government on primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples nationally.

The Assistant Director roles provide evidence-based program expertise to support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled sector on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This is an opportunity for experienced individuals to co-design and implement innovative programs tailored to Community need and priority that align with the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

Working as part of a small and collaborative team, the Assistant Director provides timely, accurate and persuasive program advice and recommendations. Advice and recommendations are underpinned by evidence and analysis, combined with sound contextual awareness including the policy environment and stakeholder consultation.

Assistant Directors are confident in identifying and advocating for NACCHO positions to a range of stakeholders. An Assistant Director is expected to provide high-level and timely advice and advocacy on highly complex and sensitive matters that contribute to NACCHO’s and stakeholder’s key strategic directions.

We are looking for experienced individuals with exceptional initiative and a strong work ethic to lead and advance the development and implementation of processes, procedures and tools that support the delivery of high-quality programs, including grants programs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Promoting, developing, and expanding the provision of health and wellbeing services through ACCHSs nationally.
  • Liaising with organisations and governments within both the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community on health and wellbeing issues.
  • Representation and advocacy relating to health service delivery, health information, research, public health and health programs.
  • Working nationally with Affiliates.
  • Leading a small team.
  • Managing strategic programs to support and strengthen the work of ACCHSs in delivering holistic health approaches including contract management.
  • Secretariat duties to support the work of affiliated committees, as required.
  • Coordinating and/or representing and advocating for NACCHO across a range of Government and non- Government settings.
  • Driving the communication and advocacy of NACCHO programs, policies, and strategic direction at a system level.

Applications close Monday, 4 April 2022 at 8.00am.

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