A new Melbourne-based progressive thinktank, “Per Capita”, is looking for an executive director. The ad is over the fold.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF â€˜PER CAPITAâ€™ â€“ A NEW INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE THINK TANK
Who we are
Over the last few months, a broad range of people have been working to set the foundations for Per Capita, a new independent think-tank dedicated to the advancement of progressive public policy in Australia. Progressive ideas are currently not well represented in the intellectual marketplace â€“ Per Capita wants to change that.
Who you are
Per Capita is now looking for its first executive director. This is a career-defining opportunity for an exceptional person to lead the organisation through its establishment period and beyond. Combining a range of skills and attributes, the successful candidate will help re-shape the progressive public policy agenda for Australia by building one of the most innovative and influential think tanks in the country. In addition to management experience, he or she will have the intellectual capacity to influence the nationâ€™s thinking over the next decade, and the skills needed to go head-to-head with competing thinkers and organizations in the day-to-day media.Â
Your role and responsibilities will include
â€¢Â helping set the progressive public policy agenda for Australia
â€¢Â coordinating and overseeing a broad research agenda
â€¢Â being a media spokesperson
â€¢Â establishing trusted relationships with key opinion leaders, policy makers and politicians of all parties
â€¢Â being accountable to the Board for the successful operation of Per Capita:
-Â managing resources, workflow and budget
-Â leading a team of diverse and creative policy professionals
-Â providing regular reports to the Board
You probably have
â€¢Â an advanced degree
â€¢Â a reputation as a â€˜thought leaderâ€™
â€¢Â an understanding of how ideas, economics and politics interact, including professional public policy experienceÂ
â€¢Â professional management experience, sufficient to manage a small but complex organisation
â€¢Â strong communications skills, including experience of the electronic media and an ability to write well
â€¢Â adaptability, flexibility and problem-solving expertise and an entrepreneurial mind-set
â€¢Â a background in public policy, politics, the media, academia, management consultancy or business.
Your remuneration package
A remuneration package will be negotiated on the basis of a 12-month contract with a 3-month probationary period. The position would most likely be in Melbourne, but location may also be open for discussion.
If you are interested
Expressions of interest should be made to Jane-Frances Kelly at the email address below by close of business December 24th 2006.
jfk AT janefranceskelly.co.uk