Climate Council of Australia (CCA) is Australia’s leading climate change communications not for profit organisation. We provide authoritative, independent expert advice to the public on climate change, energy and climate solutions and international action. We’re made up of world-class climate scientists, energy, health, policy experts and other trusted voices on climate change, as well as a dedicated team of staff and a passionate community who support our work.
As an independent, authoritative voice on climate change, we get climate stories into the media, produce hard-hitting reports, call out misinformation and support Australia’s shift to a thriving economy powered by renewables. We are a rapidly growing organisation with a strong work culture that is results focused, purpose driven, vibrant, supportive and fun.
About the Role
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a senior member of the Climate Council executive team. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), this position is responsible for liaising with the Board, staff and other leaders to deliver on the Climate Council of Australia’s strategic priorities. Our team is large enough that this role is highly strategic but small enough that the COO can get their hands dirty supporting numerous functions of the organisation.
The duties and responsibilities of this position involve:
- Support the CEO on the day-to-day management of the organisation, including managing the operations, finance, human resources and risk management functions.
- Act as Company Secretary, as required by the Corporations Act and the organisation constitution, and supporting the Board with timely, accurate board papers and reporting as well as incorporating regular risk and strategy reviews.
- Work with the Board and Executive team to define, articulate, communicate and execute CCA’s vision and strategy.
- Lead the financial management of the organisation as part of the Finance Committee. This includes working directly with the CEO, fundraising team and accountant to deliver accurate monthly financial statements, financial forecasts and audited accounts as well as driving the annual budgeting process.
- Ensure CCA maintains good corporate governance and compliance with relevant laws and regulators, including the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission, Register of Environmental Organisations and state-based fundraising regulators.
- Model, communicate and promote CCA’s Code of Conduct and values within the team and externally.
- Build and work with a highly capable Executive Team, contractors and other direct reports to keep the team synergised towards a common direction and strategy and on day-to-day operations.
- Lead, drive and maintain a positive workplace culture that helps to retain excellent staff and attract great new talent. Our culture is a critical key to our success.
- Identify, manage and mitigate operational and corporate risks, this includes managing insurances.
The successful candidate will be results-focused, driven and well-organised with an interest in working a high functioning team of experts. They will have the following:
- A tertiary qualification in Business Management, HR, Finance and/or other relevant qualification.
- A minimum of 8 years’ experience in a similar role with demonstrated exceptional people leadership, operational management, governance and engagement skills.
- As HR lead you will coach and mentor the team with a strong solutions orientation and the ability to build trusting relationships
- Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and reporting.
- Flexible and hands-on approach with proven ability to work in a team and and a proven ability to work with competing deadlines and priorities.
- Strong written and verbal communications skills, strong internal and external communications experience.
- Proven understanding in operational facets such as Finance, Human Resources, Compliance, Governance, Risk Management and IT.
- Well-developed experience in MS Office and Google suite.
- A passion for social justice issues, and identifies strongly with Climate Council’s mission and vision.
To apply, please submit a resume and a one page cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in the role via the APPLY button.
To request an information pack or if you have any questions please email Liska Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close Sunday 11 October 2020.
Applications will be assessed on receipt and shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.