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Executive Director - Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV), East Melbourne, VIC

Catholic Social Services Victoria is the peak body for Catholic social service agencies in Victoria, with around 50 member agencies that serve more than 200,000 people a year. Catholic Social Services Victoria serves its members by working with them on public policy and advocacy, building a network that fosters collaboration, and reflecting with them on their Catholic ethos and identity. It operates under the auspices of the Catholic Bishops of Victoria to advance the mission of the Church in service and work for justice.

Following the departure of previous incumbent after more than a decade of service in the role, the Council of CSSV is seeking an Executive Director to lead a small secretariat that brings practical and visionary leadership to its work.

Reporting to the CSSV Council, via the Chair, key responsibilities include:

  • Support the planning and priorities of the Council in addressing the purpose and objectives of CSSV;
  • Plan and direct the work of CSSV to maximise effectiveness and efficiency;
  • Conduct the advocacy and associated relationships with State and local governments, media, CSSA, other peak bodies, Catholic Health and other parts of the Church in Australia;
  • Consult, advise and assist member agencies on policy responses and initiatives;
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with the bishops of Victoria and other major stakeholders; and
  • Report in a timely and accurate manner on strategy on the CSSV Secretariat’s activities and performance.

This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified individual who is motivated to work within the Church environment and has mature judgement and discernment and demonstrated leadership skills and capabilities. The role also offers flexible working arrangements to balance priorities in and out of work.

Click here to view position description (PDF). 

Enquiries can be made to Jenny Glare on 9257 2244 or [email protected]. Applications should be emailed to: Sussan McNamara, Human Resources Director at [email protected] by Wednesday 25 September 2019.


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