Executive Officer

Job Reference No:


Reference No: CRN-S-001

Community Resource Network Inc

Applications Closing: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 17:00

CRN is seeking an Executive Officer responsible for the organisation in realising the strategic objectives and delivery outcomes. This involve working closely with a range of stakeholders including government, community and private sectors. There is a focus on design and implementation of projects that can exploit identified structural strengths and respond to weaknesses across the sector.


Candidates must have proven skills in strategic thinking and action. They should have sound organisational management and team leadership experience. Knowledge of small non-government organisations working in the sector and a high-level understanding of the challenges facing the sector. Business development experience to drive diversification of the organisation’s activities and revenue streams would be highly regarded.


Category: Community Development
Field: Management and Operations
Employment basis: Full-time
Salary Range: $90,001+
Job Location: Western Sydney
About us

Community Resource Network (CRN) works with small non-government and community-based organisations across Blacktown and surrounding LGA’s. CRN works with services to support effective their contributions to alleviate poverty and distress in economically and socially disadvantaged communities.

Position details

Tertiary qualifications or relevant equivalent experience to the scope and responsibilities of the role.

Essential Selection Criteria:

Essential Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to analyse issues, dissect complex problems to provide objective and realistic solutions/options to provide leadership and guidance at all levels.
  • Ability to manage conflicting and diverse issues or situations that may have conflicting priorities.
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal business communication skills, including the ability to summarise the key points and advocate
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and drive cross-sector collaboration in an evolving sector with a growingly diverse demographic.
  • Time management – Ability to plan and prioritise in accordance with requirements and deadlines for multiple matters, to ensure delivery across all CRN needs.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing business opportunities that further the aims and objectives of an organisation.
  • High level IT literacy, for use common applications such as MS Office, Google and reporting systems of government departments
Desirable Selection Criteria:

Prior experience

  • Demonstrated prior experience in developing and implementing plans and budgets and demonstrated success in team leadership
  • Sound knowledge of community services sector, economic & political environment, with particular focus on Blacktown, The Hills, other local government areas & Western Sydney.
  • Broad experience of the Community Services sector operating parameters, innovations and planned future directions.
Other Information:

Position Holder Expectations

  • Have superior organisational skills including management of workflows (self and others), priority setting and management of project work.
  • Have extensive knowledge of planning, financial, human resource and asset management systems relevant to the sector.
  • Have well developed communication and interpersonal skills and to operate within professional standards always.
  • Must be conversant with the CRN Constitution, relevant codes of practice and conduct and CRN Policy and related Procedure.
  • Undertake reasonable travel, hold a current unrestricted drivers licence and have access to a personal provision of a comprehensive insured vehicle, during work hours.
  • Maintain a program of ongoing professional development and learning which supports their effectiveness in the position of Executive Officer,

Additional Information

  • An annual performance review is conducted in collaboration with delegated Board representatives.  The performance review considers, as a minimum agreed performance measures and progress against the adopted business plan and/or strategic plan.  Other performance measures may be included subject to negotiation between the parties.
  • CRN expects employees to adhere to the endorsed policy and procedures of the organisation always including workplace health and safety, bullying and harassment and ethical practice.
Contact details
Contact Name: Menaka Cooke
Contact Email: menaka.cooke@crn.org.au
Contact Phone: 02 9832 4762
How to apply


This position has a two phase recruitment process as follows:

  1. Shortlist of applications to determine success to interview stage - recruitment panel
  2. Recruitment panel interviews to shortlist final candidates

Applications are to include:

  • A full resumePlease use filename protocol of: CRN_[YourName]_Resume

Please include the names, position and telephone contact numbers of two referees. One referee must preferably be a person who has recently been acting in a supervisory capacity.

  • An address the selection criteria – two to three paragraphs on each - indicating how they meet each of the Criteria.  Please use filename protocol of: CRN_[YourName]_Resume
  • Cover letter is optional. Please use filename protocol of: CRN_[YourName]_Cover letter


Date posted: 01 May 2019

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