Business Development Director (Indigenous Identified)

Canberra ACT
New Business Development (Sales)
Full time
$125,000 + super + NFP salary sacrifice

Applications close: Friday 11 August 2023

About the organisation

Established in late March 2020, Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia (GDPSA) is the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing, mental health, and suicide prevention leadership body. It is governed and controlled by Indigenous experts and peak bodies working in these areas, promoting collective excellence in mental health care. (Ref: www.gayaadhuwi.org.au)

Our Team 

Working on-site at our Canberra office, you will enjoy working within a small, dedicated and high performing group committed to delivering impactful change and meaningful health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. You will appreciate the need to create a culturally safe, inclusive, harmonious, and highly collaborative environment at Gayaa Dhuwi, incorporating Indigenous Knowledges, cultural values, and ways of working within policy, strategy, governance, and business operations. You will share our excitement at being an integral part of building an enduring and influential national Indigenous peak body organisation.

About the role

This position is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Identified Role

The Business Development Director directs the identification, implementation, integration and evaluation of strategic business improvement changes and initiatives across the operations of Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia. The duties include:

  • Under the guidance of and in collaboration with the CEO & COO, assisting with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the organisation’s strategic and operational plans and reporting frameworks.
  • In collaboration with the CEO and COO, contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of the organisation’s governance strategies and activities, including internal organisational policies and reviews.
  • Anticipating, identifying, responding to, and mitigating potential barriers, challenges, or risks to achieving outcomes through use of advanced strategic thinking and problem-solving.
  • Working collaboratively with the senior leadership team to prepare, submit, or present funding applications, tender and procurement submissions, briefings, board papers, presentations, business cases, and comprehensive insights on organisational performance.
  • Establishing, maintaining, and leveraging strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Managing a team of direct reports, ensure suitable workloads are maintained, workflow is created and appropriately prioritised, tasks are delegated and communicated effectively, and the team are supported to achieve quality results on time and on budget.

Essential requirements

The following capabilities, skills and experience will be required:

  • Leadership – implement, drive, and support organisation-wide change.
  • Effective communication – utilise cross-cultural communication skills to effectively and sensitively engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, community members, and stakeholders.
  • Planning and prioritising – undertake planning to help the organisation transition through change initiatives, and evaluate progress and outcomes to inform future planning.
  • Managing projects – prepare and review project scope and business cases for projects with multiple interdependencies.
  • Delivering results – progress organisational priorities and ensure that resources are acquired and used effectively.
  • Working collaboratively – create opportunities to engage and collaborate, encourage others to use appropriate collaboration approaches and tool, including digital technologies.
  • Valuing diversity, inclusion, and Indigenous culture – encourage and include diverse perspectives and approaches in the development and implementation of policies, strategies, and business operations that incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural values and ways of working to build the organisation’s cultural capability.

How to apply

In order to apply please provide a current resume and cover letter by clicking here addressing the essential requirements above and your relevant experience.

This is an Identified position and is open only to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates. Being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).

For a confidential discussion on this role, please contact Frank on 0411 514 453, or email info@3emus.com.au . Or, please find us at www.3emus.com.au

Gayaa Dhuwi is an equal opportunity employer and accordingly, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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