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Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer

June 7, 2017

Supported by a forward-thinking and dedicated Board, this is an opportunity to create your own legacy of philanthropic leadership, as a respected advocate for one in six New Zealanders.

The National Foundation for the Deaf promotes the rights, interests and welfare of 880,350 New Zealanders with hearing loss, supported by an esteemed membership base of consumer and professional hearing-health organisations.

The Foundation's vision is a world where hearing and listening is valued; the consequences of hearing loss are understood; people with hearing disorders and disability can lead fulfilling lives; and the impact of hearing loss is reduced through access to treatments, technology and social support.

Fiscally and operationally stable, the Foundation is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer to maintain momentum on the strategic plan, by leading a strong and capable team to:

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    Strengthen the advocacy case for hearing loss as a disability;

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    Bolster fundraising capability; and

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    Lead the organisation to define and realise its aspirational growth.

To be considered for this role, you will have:

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    Substantial leadership experience in the not-for-profit, government, or commercial sector.

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    Strength in building and managing stakeholder relationships effectively.

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    Established networks, or confidence working with government departments.

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    Credible financial management skills, including budget planning and forecasting.

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    A proven track record of securing funding.

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    Strategic fundraising experience and/or networks in the fundraising sector.

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    Proven involvement in a cause.

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    Strong, demonstrable social and community values.

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    Ability to enthuse, motivate and develop a small team to deliver results.

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    Experience leading and managing change.

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    Ability to think, plan and act strategically.

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    Ability to inspire by communicating a clear and compelling strategic vision.

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    Exceptional written communication skills.

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    Notable personal drive, energy, integrity and adaptability.

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    Awareness of emerging digital technologies for effective engagement.

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    Lived experience of hearing loss yourself, or of someone close to you.