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General Manager

The Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal Corporation (SWFWAA) is the regional body for Aboriginal art and culture on the Mid North Coast of NSW.  The Alliance’s objective is to position Aboriginal art and culture as the foundation for the social, economic and cultural development of the Mid North Coast Aboriginal communities.   Our Board is made up of CEO’s from ten local Aboriginal Land Councils providing a platform for effective community engagement and representation from across the region.

The General Manager reports directly to the Board and is required to effectively manage the day-to-day operations of the SWFWAA and to lead, implement and achieve the strategic objectives of the Alliance including overseeing and delivering the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Strategic Business Plan.  This challenging position requires a professional ‘hands-on’ leader who is capable of working across all levels of a small not-for-profit organisation, including experience working effectively with a Board of Directors.

 We are looking for an excellent communicator who is able to build and maintain strong relationships with government, funders, the community and other stakeholders.    A key imperative will be to source, develop and generate the financial income and revenue streams required to support current operations and to create a sustainable future for the SWFWAA.

This position requires high-level financial and project management experience in the not-for-profit (preferably arts) sector. Strong leadership ability, high integrity and a commitment to lead, manage and develop the SWFWAA’s team of staff, volunteers and contractors in accordance with the SWFWAA’s values is essential.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Instructions to Applicants

The Employment Application Form can be downloaded below which includes instructions on how to apply for this position. Applicants must address the Selection Criteria included in the Position Description which can also be downloaded below.

If you decide to apply for this position you will be required to submit the following information:

  •  Letter of application addressing the selection criteria
  • Completed employment application form
  • Copy of your current CV; include at least two work referees and their current contact details

You will be selected based on the following:

  1.  Personal integrity/self-management
  2. Relationship capability
  3. Potential to engage with and contribute to the organisation now and in the future
  4. Alignment with the SWFWAA values and workplace culture
  5. Qualifications/training & work history/experience
  6. Ability to meet the essential criteria

Completed applications are to be emailed to

For further information regarding the position, please contact the SWFWAA Chairperson, Phillip Hall on 0498 667 295 or email

Applications close at 5.00 pm Tuesday 29 March 2016.

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