Chief Executive Officer- SSAA

Chief Executive Officer - Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia

Full Time

Located in Adelaide or Sydney | Unique Opportunity

The Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia (SSAA) promotes shooting sports and protects firearm owners’ interests. Established in 1948, the SSAA acts as the service body for the independent associations in each State and Territory, supporting more than 200,000 like-minded sporting shooters and over 440 clubs at which they can shoot. SSAA’s aim is to promote and improve the role of the sporting shooter in Australia; educate in the skills of hunting, shooting and proper care and safe handling of firearms; support farmers in the protection of native flora and fauna; and advocate game management in the Australian environment.

The unique opportunity is now available for an experienced senior manager to join SSAA as Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to the Executive and Board, the CEO holds responsibility for the development and continued articulation of SSAA’s strategic direction, implementation of business plans and oversight of the management of operations and staff.

Beyond business operations, the CEO will represent SSAA in its relationships with Government and regulatory bodies, community groups and liked-minded associations; identify and develop strategic alliances to extend the delivery of SSAA’s programs and services; promote the social license with Conservation Wildlife Management and other programs; ensure SSAA maintains not-for-profit status; and support the State and Territory Associations to ensure their continued success.

Success in this role will be assured through your comprehensive knowledge of the shooting sports and firearms industry, as well as associated governance, regulatory and legislative frameworks. We are seeking an inspirational leader with outstanding interpersonal communication skills including sound negotiation, lobbying and advocacy capability, sound commercial acumen and with a focus on achieving results.

It is expected that the appointee resides in either Adelaide or Sydney, and will travel between the two locations as required. A relevant tertiary or post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline would be advantageous, and the appointee must hold, or be able to obtain, a firearms licence.

Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday, 17 May 2024.

Telephone enquiries to Nick Stillwell or Tess Mayes are welcome on (+618) 8212 0999.
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