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Chief Strategy Officer – Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (VIC)

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  • Post Date : 11 May 2023
  • Apply Before : 10 June 2023
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Job Description

  • Strategic executive leadership opportunity
  • Build capacity and drive results in a newly created function
  • Develop and implement strategy to create opportunities in Catholic education

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) seeks an outstanding candidate for the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), to lead with impact across key functions, developing and implementing the organisation’s strategy.

Reporting to the Executive Director and with around 20 direct reports, this important position is responsible for the high-level strategic planning, innovation, engagement and advocacy to support CECV to achieve its objectives as the peak body for Catholic education in Victoria.

With demonstrated executive leadership experience, the ideal candidate will bring superior communication skills, with the ability to create and manage a dynamic organisational culture and to foster relationships with a range of stakeholders.  Bringing a track record in the design and implementation of transformational change initiatives and the ability to lead data driven decision making, the CSO will have excellent planning and project management skills, with the ability to lead a data informed performance culture and manage relationships for the benefit of Catholic education.

Relevant postgraduate qualifications in business management, education, public policy or a related field are expected, and the successful candidate will be personally aligned with the ethos, values and mission of Catholic education, with a commitment to the organisational mission, vision and values of integrity, respect and excellence.

The Organisation

Established by the Archbishop of Melbourne, and Bishops of Ballarat, Sale and Sandhurst, the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) is the peak body for Catholic education in Victoria.  As the single body representing Catholic education providers in Victoria with Australian and State governments and other relevant organisations and agencies, CECV provides strategic leadership, planning and ensures proper governance in Catholic education.

CECV receives and distributes funding from state and federal governments for Catholic schools and acts as the overarching, strategic planning and policy-making body for the Catholic school system in Victoria.  It is responsible for sector leadership in education integrity and governance and has a Memorandum of Understanding to act as a Review Body for Catholic schools with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority  (VRQA).  As a Review Body, CECV supports, reviews, and monitors the compliance of Catholic schools with all registration, reporting and other requirements under relevant laws and takes whatever steps are necessary in supporting Catholic schools for the purposes of ensuring such compliance.

For further information about CECV, please visit:

To apply: please visit and choose ‘Apply Online’ from the menu, using reference CEVcso0523 and addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton of Fisher Leadership or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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