NGO Recruitment’s NFP Hiring insights and salary snapshot 2022

Executive Director - Impact & Patient Programs

Organisation Name Canteen
Location Sydney
Date Posted 2023-05-15
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 1034111
  • Ensure young people receive world class support when cancer upends their lives
  • Join a dynamic executive team and partner with young leaders to deliver change
  • Would suit candidates from health, allied health or university backgrounds


The Role

Providing strategic advice to the CEO and executive team, you will move the organisation forward in the development and implementation of impact measurement, reporting and the translation of research to achieve the most effective care, services, programs and approach to advocacy for young people dealing with either their own or a family member’s cancer.
You will lead and empower a skilled and dedicated team to drive continued improvement in service user experience, clinical outcomes and research planning, and consult and collaborate across the organisation to inform and communicate Canteen’s impact internally and to key government, health and community sector audiences and the wider community.
As part of the executive leadership team, you’ll provide data and insights to contribute to strategic planning and implementation, change and risk management and sustainability. You will also provide executive oversight for and support the rollout of the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) 2033 vision, Youth Cancer Service (YCS) patient programs and clinical trials initiatives, national AYA patient database project, key advisory groups and delivery of the Global AYA Cancer Congress.

Benefits and Culture

  • Highly regarded, well-funded, national organisation | extensive professional development opportunities
  • Empowering, supportive culture | Sydney Inner West location with some WFH flexibility
  • Attractive salary and benefits including tax-effective salary packaging and 5.6 weeks leave
Skills Required

You are an influential leader who combines critical and creative thinking with high order collaborative skills and a demonstrated capacity to empower high performing teams to achieve organisational objectives.
With proven ability to translate strategy into action, you’re skilled in engaging others in your vision and have a successful track record in impact measurement that informs advocacy and program development, ideally within a health or cancer related field. Together with the design and implementation of evidence-based client centred frameworks, you have experience in:
  • Building relationships and engagement to bring together stakeholders in support of common goals
  • Overseeing diverse methodological research projects (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Reviewing and interpreting literature on research and policy to construct advice and strategy
  • Reporting and providing strategic advice at executive and board level
  • Clinical practice in social, allied health and/or health field

The Organisation

For almost 40 years Canteen has been at the forefront of supporting young people (12-25 years) who are cancer patients as well as young people dealing with the diagnosis of a parent or sibling with cancer.
Canteen’s purpose is to be in the corner of every young person impacted by cancer. This has driven the development and implementation of a wide range of pioneering interventions, including psychosocial and peer support programs, a world-leading, national hospital-based specialist, youth-specific treatment and support initiative, cutting-edge clinical trials and the recently launched Cancer Hub.
Canteen is in an exciting growth phase underpinned by an ambitious 5-year strategic plan with significant focus on cross organisational collaboration to inspire practice change and harness medical, digital and technical innovation in response to the enormous challenges that cancer brings. Canteen’s advocacy continues to shape treatment and support initiatives while meaningful partnerships focus on delivering better outcomes for young people and their families. 

If you are looking to create change and build a legacy and this role speaks to you, you could be who we’re looking for and we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume and cover letter addressing the skills required above or contact Louise Furlong or Kelly Gentle on 02 8243 0570 for a confidential discussion.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested, we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.