Employment Opportunity
Walking SA – Executive Director

Exciting opportunity to work for peak body in SA

About us

Walking SA is the peak body that leads, promotes and supports all forms of walking in South Australia, including walking for recreation, transport, health and wellbeing. We achieve this through promoting walking opportunities, events, adventure, environmental appreciation, education, training and fun experiences. Our vision is to see more people walking more often.

About the role

Walking SA is looking for an Executive Director to work with the Chair, the Board, key stakeholders, our volunteers and members to provide strategic advice, manage communications and implement strategies to support the activities of Walking SA within our Strategic Plan.

The Executive Director will represent Walking SA to the broader walking community, including the general public, all levels of government and key stakeholders.

To apply for this senior salaried position, you must be experienced in project management, and have highly developed oral and written communication skills. A proven record of writing successful grants would be beneficial. You must be able to generate workable, practical solutions, understand basic bookkeeping (knowledge of using Xero is an advantage), fundraising and marketing, be committed to a collaborative working approach; be able to operate autonomously, and have good, negotiation and liaison skills. A high level of organisational skills is essential.

Most importantly you should have an understanding of, and commitment to, the benefits and promotion of walking. A demonstrated knowledge or background in walking and the factors influencing opportunities for walking in South Australia, both recreational and for transport, would be advantageous.

This position has the potential to become full-time if additional funding is sought.

Employee benefits

We value our employees and volunteers and believe your passion and commitment will make a difference to achieving our vision. We offer:

  • Work-life balance – flexible work arrangements (some out of hours may be required).
  • Developing your career – we provide professional development opportunities.

To apply for the job please provide a cover letter addressing the criteria (max 3 pages), and your recent 2 page CV. Please address to Mr Rod Quintrell, Chair of Walking SA, office@walkingsa.org.au

Salary: On Application

Office location: Adelaide

Contact Helen Donovan on 0457 006 620, office@walkingsa.org.au for the position description and more information

Applications will remain open until a candidate is chosen but early application is advised.

General information about Walking SA and our activities can be found at walkingsa.org.au.