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Advocacy and Development Director

For almost 40 years, YFS has supported people through a range of holistic programs and services in Logan and surrounding areas not just to overcome adversity but to thrive. We are seeking an accomplished and dynamic leader to join the YFS team as their Advocacy and Development Director.

Reporting to the CEO and as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the role holds a pivotal position within the organisation with key accountability for developing and implementing the strategic development and partnership model to support service delivery, advocacy and social impact. A strong focus on maintaining and nurturing key relationships with funders, government departments and other external partners and agencies in order to drive strategic business development will be required along with exploring new funding models, and innovating income stream development to ensure the organisation’s financial stability and growth.

It is expected that you will be well-versed in overseeing brand management, strategic marketing and the implementation of innovative research and evaluation frameworks gained in a human services environment. A proven track record in executive leadership, fostering a culture of high performance and team engagement will be important. We would anticipate that your professional experience is supported by relevant tertiary qualifications.

To be successful you will:

  • Possess strategic leadership with a proven track record in business development and tender management.
  • Have extensive experience in creating and expanding income streams.
  • Be skilled in communication, marketing, and public relations, particularly in digital mediums.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead innovative research and evaluation to support evidence-based decisions.
  • Show capability in building engagement and partnerships with various stakeholders.
  • Exhibit leadership qualities that support organisational change and enhance team alignment with company objectives.

YFS has an outstanding reputation, a dedicated workforce and service delivery platform to support their objectives. Now they need a great Advocacy and Development Director to drive ongoing improvements and deliver on the organisation’s ambitious agenda. If you meet all, or most of the criteria above and you’re excited about the opportunity to positively impact the lives of vulnerable people, we encourage you to apply. YFS is a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

Confidential enquiries regarding this opportunity can be made to Suzanne Grant or Taylah Knight on 07 3305 5800.

Application Resources

How to Apply

To apply, please provide your resume and a 1–2-page cover letter that articulates why you should be the next Advocacy and Development Director at YFS. Candidates will be subject to background checking and will be required to hold or attain a Blue Card.

Applications close 9am Wednesday 6 March, 2024.

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