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Position available - General Manager with the Statistical Society of Australia

20 May 2024 4:01 PM | Marie-Louise Rankin (Administrator)

About the job

Are you a people leader and able to build strong relationships?

Do you have an understanding and appreciation of data, data science and statistics?

Are you up for the challenge of leading a membership-based organisation through positive growth?

Your opportunity

The Statistical Society of Australia (SSA) has a vision to amplify the power, use and practice of statistics and data science across Australia. It was founded in 1962 as a national organisation. The SSA offers an accreditation program, events and conferences and discussion forums to members. It also supports “The Random Sample” podcast and publishes an international magazine (in collaboration with statistical associations in the UK and USA) and an academic journal (in collaboration with the New Zealand Statistical Association).

We are looking for a General Manager to provide leadership to a small, specialised team and to support the Executive Committee in achieving positive growth. This role will have a transition period wherein operational requirements will be seen to before driving the growth agenda.

Your primary focus will be to:

  • Identify and drive membership growth through quality products and services.
  • Establish diverse revenue streams based on what is valued by members and the community.
  • Create partnerships, sponsorship opportunities and undertake advocacy to position SSA for growth.
  • Manage governance requirements and ensure suitable financial management and compliance is in place.
  • Lead and shape a team of 3 staff and volunteers to deliver all functions including marketing and communications, event management and IT and Privacy.

To be considered for the opportunity you will bring

  • Experience as a Senior Manager or equivalent.
  • Marketing, commercial, governance and risk management experience.
  • Strategic and critical thinking, change management, communication and people leadership experience.
  • Experience working with Executive Committees / Boards. (desirable)
  • Experience working within a professional membership association. (desirable)
  • Familiarity working with statisticians, mathematicians or data scientists. (desirable)
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field.
  • Australian Work Rights.

A bit more about us

We offer great flexibility and the opportunity to permanently work from home for the right Australia-based candidate. As the team grows you will be able to recruit and build a team around your leadership style.

SSA is governed by an Executive Committee with whom you will work closely and there are a number of other committees you will partner with and support. Our committee members are diverse and driven. This is a great opportunity to elevate the services and products SSA provides to ensure the statistics profession is valued and understood. To thrive in this position, you will have the skills and mindset to strengthen our organisation, the team and bring a proactive and collaborative approach.

To apply send through your resume and cover letter to Renee Barnes of "The People Paradox".

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