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Here at Autism Swim, we're more than just a team; we're a family united by a heartfelt mission—to transform swimming and water safety for individuals with autism. Our dedication to making a real difference in the lives of those we serve is what fuels our work every day.

Our roles range from educators and support staff to administrative positions, and we’re dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive work environment. We post all job openings here, so keep an eye on this page for opportunities to join our team.

Be part of our journey to create safer, inclusive aquatic environments. Your contribution could be the ripple that creates a wave of change!

Join Our Wave of Change at Autism Swim!

Here at Autism Swim, we're more than just a team; we're a family united by a heartfelt mission—to transform swimming and water safety for individuals with autism. Our dedication to making a real difference in the lives of those we serve is what fuels our work every day.

Our roles range from educators and support staff to administrative positions, and we’re dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive work environment. We post all job openings here, so keep an eye on this page for opportunities to join our team.

Be part of our journey to create safer, inclusive aquatic environments. Your contribution could be the ripple that creates a wave of change!

Position Available: General Manager

Autism Swim is a small NFP with a huge mission: to make aquatics inclusive, worldwide.

We have experienced significant growth and are excited to now be recruiting a new General Manager to lead the organisation into new waters (get it? See what we did there?)

Role: General Manager
Commencing: May, 2024
Role type: Part-time, 20 hours per week
This will initially be a 3-month term, with the hope of extending based on performance. The intent is for this to increase to a full-time role in line with organisational growth.
Salary: $180K FTE / $90k pro rata (including super)
Location: Remote - Whilst there is some flexibility to this, the preference would be Sydney or Melbourne-based, allowing more access to events and speaker engagements.
Reporting to: Board of Directors

More about this role:

This role involves:
  • Providing strategic and visionary leadership for organisational growth (which may include integrating innovative technologies, sustainable increase of memberships and overhauling systems and operations).
  • Increase the brand of AS; attending events, advocating, networking and further cementing the organisation as the leaders in the inclusion space
  • Leading and developing a virtual team of people, along with a team of external contractors
  • Fostering a collaborative, inclusive, mindful and efficient workplace culture.
  • Leading strategic projects.
  • Driving operational outcomes e.g development of annual business plan, driving employee performance, overseeing business development strategy
  • Overseeing all internal operations and day-to-day business functions including finance, strategic communications, member experience and volunteer and partner support
  • Ensure strong financial management of the organisation including developing and implementing budgets, strengthening financial reporting frameworks, and achieving a financial surplus.
  • Ensuring compliance, good governance, developing asset management policies and maintaining close relationships with the Board of Directors
  • Developing new and alternative revenue streams including grants, fundraising, corporate partnerships and innovative business proposals.
  • Supporting membership growth through innovative strategies
  • Contributing to the long-term sustainability of a globally renowned charity.
  • Support the team to develop an education and awareness strategy
  • Complete monthly business reporting to Board review
Qualifications and skills/Requirements:

To be successful in this role, you will bring the following key experiences and skills:

  • You are a mover and a shaker, and keen to build momentum and make change happen!
  • Experience leading a remote team and building positive workplace cultures
  • Experience with start-ups (or smaller organisations)
  • Relevant qualifications and experience.
  • A strong understanding of the not-for-profit sector and previous experience as a General Manager, CEO, or in a senior leadership role.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • A previous track record of leveraging a range of revenue streams
  • A commitment to inclusion
  • Experience developing and implementing strategic and operational plans.
  • Outstanding stakeholder engagement skills and a demonstrable ability to build new relationships and partnerships.
  • Ability to work and manage a team flexibly, including evening and weekend work as required.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter outlining how you meet the above criteria and your motivation for applying to erika@autismswim.com.au

Applications close 16th April 2024.

Position Available: General Manager

Autism Swim is a small NFP with a huge mission: to make aquatics inclusive, worldwide.

We have experienced significant growth and are excited to now be recruiting a new General Manager to lead the organisation into new waters (get it? See what we did there?)

Role: General Manager
Commencing: May, 2024
Role type: Part-time, 20 hours per week
This will initially be a 3-month term, with the hope of extending based on performance. The intent is for this to increase to a full-time role in line with organisational growth.
Salary: $180K FTE / $90k pro rata (including super)
Location: Remote - Whilst there is some flexibility to this, the preference would be Sydney or Melbourne-based, allowing more access to events and speaker engagements.
Reporting to: Board of Directors

More about this role:

This role involves:
  • Providing strategic and visionary leadership for organisational growth (which may include integrating innovative technologies, sustainable increase of memberships and overhauling systems and operations).
  • Increase the brand of AS; attending events, advocating, networking and further cementing the organisation as the leaders in the inclusion space
  • Leading and developing a virtual team of people, along with a team of external contractors
  • Fostering a collaborative, inclusive, mindful and efficient workplace culture.
  • Leading strategic projects.
  • Driving operational outcomes e.g development of annual business plan, driving employee performance, overseeing business development strategy
  • Overseeing all internal operations and day-to-day business functions including finance, strategic communications, member experience and volunteer and partner support
  • Ensure strong financial management of the organisation including developing and implementing budgets, strengthening financial reporting frameworks, and achieving a financial surplus.
  • Ensuring compliance, good governance, developing asset management policies and maintaining close relationships with the Board of Directors
  • Developing new and alternative revenue streams including grants, fundraising, corporate partnerships and innovative business proposals.
  • Supporting membership growth through innovative strategies
  • Contributing to the long-term sustainability of a globally renowned charity.
  • Support the team to develop an education and awareness strategy
  • Complete monthly business reporting to Board review
Qualifications and skills/Requirements:

To be successful in this role, you will bring the following key experiences and skills:

  • You are a mover and a shaker, and keen to build momentum and make change happen!
  • Experience leading a remote team and building positive workplace cultures
  • Experience with start-ups (or smaller organisations)
  • Relevant qualifications and experience.
  • A strong understanding of the not-for-profit sector and previous experience as a General Manager, CEO, or in a senior leadership role.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • A previous track record of leveraging a range of revenue streams
  • A commitment to inclusion
  • Experience developing and implementing strategic and operational plans.
  • Outstanding stakeholder engagement skills and a demonstrable ability to build new relationships and partnerships.
  • Ability to work and manage a team flexibly, including evening and weekend work as required.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter outlining how you meet the above criteria and your motivation for applying to erika@autismswim.com.au

Applications close 16th April 2024.

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