Chief Executive Officer
  • 5 Year Contract
  • Senior Executive Remuneration Package

The John James Foundation is a dynamic independent broad-based healthcare charity (with tax free and DGR status) that provides a range of programs and assistance to the people of Canberra and beyond.  The Foundation has led the way with a mix of ambitious large-scale projects and “behind the scenes” grassroots activities, as well as providing long-term funding for medical training and research.

 Due to the retirement of their current Chief Executive Officer, an opportunity has arisen for a new CEO to lead the organisation.  The Board is looking for a focused strategic thinker, who is able to communicate and negotiate effectively at all levels, who has a significant track record in a successful leadership role in a not-for-profit organisation and who can demonstrate outstanding personal ethics and standards.

The Board requires a person with high energy levels, who is self- motivated, multi-skilled, demonstrates initiative, tact and diplomacy, and has excellent liaison skills, as well as the ability to achieve outstanding results in a dynamic, not- for- profit, professional business environment.  Relevant tertiary qualifications are preferred and extensive experience in managing governance matters at Board level, along with skills in executing strategic direction are essential.

With the support of a small team, the CEO works closely with the Foundation’s Board, Members and philanthropic partners across sectors and academic institutions, including representing the Foundation’s interests with government and other entities.  The CEO advises and supports the Board’s endeavours and keeps the Foundation’s Members informed and engaged in a timely and professional manner.

The successful candidate’s commitment and contribution of diverse management skills, outstanding personal attributes and high levels of emotional intelligence will be rewarded with a senior executive remuneration package and the opportunity to motivate and lead a cohesive team focussed on delivering the vision and strategic direction of the work of the John James Foundation.

To receive the position description, contact   Should you have questions upon receipt of the position description, please call Anne Kowalski on 02 62306636.