Message From The Chair: CEO Recruitment




Community Centres SA (CCSA) is known for being a not-for-profit leader in community development. For the last 40 years we have championed connection, inclusivity, and empowerment, and been a powerful advocate for local solutions to tough problems like loneliness, anxiety, racism, unemployment, illiteracy, and family breakdown. We are a dedicated, progressive, influential, and compassionate organisation, and we are seeking a CEO who shares our values and ethos to lead and shape our success into the coming years.

Our mission is as important as ever. In 2021, we released our bold and ambitious Strategic Plan 2021-2025. Our plan aspires for communities to be deeply connected, inclusive, and empowered, and for a just and reconciled South Australia. Our core work includes advocacy, capacity building, and building our business sustainability as well as that of our members. We strive for service excellence and seek feedback, reflect, and learn – embedding continuous improvement in all that we do.

In building our communities, we support our members who do incredible work that pays dividends to our community’s health and wellbeing every day. Our 170+ membership is diverse, hard-working, and deeply committed to strengthening communities, and we seek a CEO who is a people-person – who can listen and speak to and for our diverse and dynamic sector. Our CEO should be as comfortable engaging on the ground – with centres, volunteers, and the local community – as they are advocating influentially and strategically with political leaders. We seek someone who can genuinely collaborate with a range of key strategic partners. In recent years, we expanded our membership to include like-minded organisations other than Community Centres and Houses that share our ethos and values, and we seek a CEO who will continue to identify and develop these strategic and mutually beneficial partnerships.

Our CEO works closely with a skilled and dedicated team, volunteers, and Board. We know our ability to deliver outcomes for our members and the broader South Australian community depends on maintaining our high-performance, and we seek a CEO who will nurture our good culture. As a not-for-profit that relies heavily on funding, our CEO should also be able to maintain and grow CCSA’s excellent financial position and long-term sustainability and have demonstrated strategic credibility and commercial acumen. We also seek a CEO who will build on our current reputation and brand – someone who will champion the work of centres, affiliated members, and our organisation, to a broad audience.

We are looking forward to working with a visionary, influential, and inclusive CEO who is highly strategic and passionate about strengthening our sector and the communities we support.

If your passion, skills, and experience align with this role and you are committed to our purpose, mission, and values – we cannot wait to hear from you.

Please follow the below link for more information and to apply

Cristina Blumberg