Director Strategy & Sustainability

Location: Darwin
Discipline: Social and Community Care
Salary: $140000 to $150000
Contact name: Aaron Winders

Contact email:
Job ref: 33901
Published: 7 days ago
On Offer
  • $140k - $150k + Super + Salary Packaging
  • 5 weeks Annual Leave
  • Company car
  • A pivotal leadership role within a respected human organisation.
  • The opportunity to drive strategic initiatives and foster innovation.
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment.
About Our Client
Our client is a reputable NFP organisation based in the Northern Territory. They are committed to strength-based, culturally safe, trauma-informed, and inclusive practices. Child safety, social justice, community development, and partnership approaches drive their work. As an employer of choice, they monitor their impact, respect lived experience, and advocate to meet the needs of Territorians and diverse communities.

The Role
The Director of Strategy and Sustainability will support the Executive and Senior Management Teams in delivering the organization’s strategic priorities. The role will proactively build a culture of strategy and innovation through the strategic leadership of advocacy, communications, business development, and project management functions. Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading and managing the Strategy and Sustainability team to meet business needs and support future growth.
  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring the organization’s Strategic Plan.
  • Providing strategic advice to the CEO and senior management on critical issues.
  • Ensuring timely implementation of strategic initiatives and promoting a culture of innovation.
  • Conducting sector competitor analysis and managing strategic and operational risks.
  • Establishing and reviewing advocacy priorities and promoting awareness of relevant trends.
  • Formulating policy options and developing strategies for long-term systemic change.
  • Conducting research to identify key social trends and critical issues.
  • Representing the organization in external committees and forums.
  • Increasing brand awareness and advising on risks and opportunities.
  • Protecting the integrity of the organization’s brand and developing effective stakeholder relationships.
  • Overseeing responses to major tenders and grant opportunities to secure funding.
Essential Criteria
  • Tertiary and postgraduate qualifications in social sciences, public policy, management, or equivalent experience.
  • At least ten years’ experience in managing a multi-disciplinary team in community services.
  • A well-developed understanding of a broad range of community services.
  • Proven leadership in strategy development, change management, and program improvement.
  • Experience in preparing tenders and engaging with funders and policymakers.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Advanced mentoring, coaching, and supervision skills.
  • Well-developed negotiation skills and the ability to build strong relationships.
  • High-level written and verbal communication skills, including public presentation abilities.
  • Advanced strategy development and financial management skills.
  • Understanding of issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Northern Territory Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card).
  • Northern Territory Driver’s Licence.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Aaron on 0414 318 360 or send an up-to-date resume to: