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Established in 1959, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is a leader in preventative health in Australia with a long history of making significant contributions to state, national and international alcohol and drug policy.

We are passionate about prevention, because we believe it is always more effective than cure. We’re using advocacy, education, information and evidence-proven grassroots programs to change Australia’s drinking culture and reduce harm in our communities from drugs. We’re reaching millions of Australian every year.

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Over the last 5 years the ADF has experienced significant growth: doubling in size and revenue. This continuing growth and development represents significant new opportunities.

The ADF offers a range of purposeful careers with positions available across the country – from research and program design, to program based roles working with communities, and communications, marketing and enabling positions across our team.

We value courage, adaptability, collaboration and impact, and offer a positive work environment, flexible working arrangements and proactive professional development. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Head of Marketing and Communications

  • Expand the profile and reputation of the organisation
  • Develop strategic partnerships and alliances
  • Make a difference nationally in the alcohol and other drug space

The Position

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation seeks to appoint a dynamic leader to the position of Head of Marketing and Communications to provide strategic direction and leadership across all marketing, public relations and communication initiatives for the organisation. This position will lead the design and development of an integrated strategy to support the success of program delivery while strengthening the reputation of the ADF in the Alcohol and Other Drug space.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the position will provide significant leadership and be a key contributor to the Executive team. Building upon ADF’s brand and reputation, the position will drive effective and innovative engagement across brand and reputation across all channels. Central to the position will be the development of ADF’s digital capability and the position will use data to provide high level strategic advice to the executive team and other internal stakeholders. Responding to a range of complex and sensitive issues is also a key requirement for the role as well as the oversight of the ADF’s philanthropic and fundraising strategy.

Regarded as a contemporary marketing and communications professional, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong capacity to think both strategically and tactically. With proficient analytical and conceptual skills you will have an innovative approach coupled with an understanding of contemporary communication practices in the health promotion space. You will be creative and innovative, and present with highly developed written and verbal communication skills, coupled with exceptional attention to detail. Presenting with an engaging leadership style and as an outstanding collaborator, the successful candidate will have a track record of managing and executing programs, combined with strong budget management skills. Engagement and influencing skills are paramount as well as the ability to develop strong partnerships with stakeholders including government entities, NGOS, academics, media and corporate partners is essential. Relevant tertiary qualifications are required.

To apply – please go to https://fisherleadership.com/opportunities/head-marketing-communications 

For any queries please contact Eilish Devine of Fisher Leadership, call 1300 FISHER (1300 347 437) for further information.

Applications Close: 5 February 2018

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Chief Operating Officer

  • Expand the profile and reputation of the organisation
  • Pivotal position on ADF’s leadership team
  • Make a difference to the health and well-being of the community

The Position

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation is seeking to appoint an experienced and contemporary leader to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. In this key role, you will lead a dynamic team to work across the organisation to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of organisational outcomes and setting the organisation up for supporting strategic growth.

Reporting to the CEO, the position will lead crucial business enablement functions across Finance, People and Culture, ICT, Learning & Development, Change Management, Governance and Risk and Business Planning and Performance. The position will assume responsibility for providing leadership and direction to the requisite functions and contributing to the achievement of operational delivery and strategic growth for the organisation. The role will have a strong continuous improvement focus to ensure the delivery of high quality services to key stakeholders, both internal and external to the organisation.

With sound commercial acumen, you will have proven experience in working across diverse functions coupled with the ability to identify opportunities for improvement and growth. Skilled in implementing strategy, you will display a hands-on approach and the natural ability to form relationships and lead a diverse team. Exhibiting superior interpersonal skills, you will be capable of enhancing a positive organisational culture and have a strong alignment to the organisation’s values. A relevant tertiary qualification is essential. CPA/CA or other postgraduate qualifications in HR, psychology or a related discipline would be an advantage.

To apply – please go to https://fisherleadership.com/opportunities/chief-operating-officer-2/

For any queries please contact Eilish Devine of Fisher Leadership, call 1300 FISHER (1300 347 437) for further information.

Applications Close: 5 February 2018

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Manager – New Strategic Programs

  • Drive the design and implementation of new programs and services
  • Pivotal leadership role in a national organisation
  • Positively impact the lives of Australians

About the role

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is seeking a dynamic and collaborative professional to lead the design, development and implementation of new programs and services that will provide a positive impact in reducing alcohol and drug related harm in Australia.

Reporting to the Head of Program Development and Evaluation, the Manager works closely with senior ADF staff nationally as well as key external stakeholders and partners. The role will drive the establishment and continual review of efficient and effective programs, including the testing of models of practice and obtaining community feedback.

With excellent leadership abilities, the Manager will be able to work collaboratively, building positive and proactive networks across a range of stakeholders. Considerable program development experience at a senior level will be essential, ideally with experience in the leadership of a large scale preventative health program.  The appointee will also be able to manage significant program budgets and experience in acquiring funding from government and other sources would be an advantage.  Undergraduate and ideally postgraduate qualifications in a field relevant to community program management will be highly regarded.

Applications Close: 29 January 2018

To apply – please go to the following link:

https://fisherleadership.com/careers/apply-online/?o=3013

For any queries please contact Eilish Devine of Fisher Leadership, call 1300 FISHER (1300 347 437) for further information.

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