The Rumbalara Football Netball Club Inc. (RFNC) is the largest Indigenous football and netball club in Southeastern Australia located in Shepparton Victoria, involving more than 400 Indigenous participants a month. It has a proud history of nurturing reconciliation, and improving physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being for the Goulburn Valley’s Aboriginal community.
RFNC is dedicated to strengthening the community and bringing families together through strong vibrant leadership. It is a place of belonging, a place that people of all ages and backgrounds can call their own.
RFNC is instrumental in creating and driving regional change for the betterment of everyone. It personifies reconciliation in action. Like all country sporting clubs, RFNC celebrates the history and passions that represent the uniqueness of its community. Located on Yorta Yorta Country, RFNC traces its history back to 1898 when Cummeragunja Football Club won its first premiership and builds on the legacies of its founding members, elders, and Ancestors.
Since RFNC’s inclusion into the Central Goulburn Football League in 1997 the RFNC has celebrated premiership success across its eight teams. Though the success of the club extends far beyond the sporting arena to improvements in the physical and emotional health, education, and employment of RFNC’s members and their families.
RFNC has created an environment where Indigenous people, especially youths are inspired and encouraged to actively participate in sporting community that RFNC provides, as well as providing an opportunity to participate in the social and non-competitive aspects of this community.
Everyone is welcome at RFNC.
About the role
The EO has overall responsibility for advising the Board of Rumbalara Football Netball Club (RFNC) in regard to meeting its governance responsibilities. A key focus is developing and maintaining strategic connections and productive leadership and relationships with key external stakeholders and building internal capability, including a high-performance culture focus on excellent service, ongoing learning and continuous quality improvement. In addition, the EO is also responsible for managing and directing RFNC to achieve optimum outcomes through effective and efficient use of business assets and human resources. There is a commitment to teamwork and a collaborative approach in dealing with the board, employees and club members building upon decision making frameworks within RFNC.
You will be an experienced senior executive in the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community who can provide strong leadership and is confident in your ability to engage and communicate across a diverse range of stakeholders, from local community members to all levels of government, and corporate and non-government partners. Your strong personal attributes are transparency, honesty, empathy and high integrity, accountability, and you value collaboration. You can bring enthusiasm, strong influential skills, and a passion for cultural transformation which will support you with your professional executive leadership skills. You will have a strong skillset in governance and have experience working closely with Boards.
Full Time 12-month Contract (Extension pending funding)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Closing date: Monday 5th January 2023
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