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Chief Executive Officer 

Employment Type: Full Time position and open to negotiating a flexible job arrangement such as a job-share for the right person

Salary: A generous salary up to $115,000 is being offered (including superannuation and leave loading) depending on qualifications and experience. Salary packaging options, flexible working arrangements and relocation assistance may be available. 

The Person: ALEC is looking for an experienced and proven leader and manager, who is passionate about the sustainability and protection of Australia’s arid lands and people. Their background may be in government and/or environmental organisations. They will be able to demonstrate a track record of successfully leading culturally inclusive and collaborative organisations and teams. Experience developing and implementing strategies, policies and procedures. The new CEO will also have strong advocacy, organisational and project management skills and experience in the not-for-profit sector and with regulatory compliance and Work Health Safety obligations.

ALEC is proudly diverse and an equal opportunity employer. The Board strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability, and those from every culture, gender and sexual identity, age and ethnic background to apply. 

The Role: The CEO is responsible and accountable for ensuring the Strategic Plan is operationalised and Key Performance Indicators are achieved. The position oversees the day-to day management of ALEC activities and programs including representation of ALEC in the public sphere, to government and the media, to members and volunteers, management of programs and projects, management of staff, financial management and office administration.

More Info: For initial enquiries and a detailed role specification, please contact Board Member David Jagger at [email protected] Alternatively, contact Chairperson Barb Molanus at [email protected] or on 0439 827 160.

Download the full position description here 

How to Apply: Applications close Sunday 17 July 2022. Applicants must have a legal right to work in Australia. To apply, please email the following documents to [email protected] 

  • A cover letter/email,
  • An application addressing selection criteria (max 3 pages)
  • A curriculum vitae  


Mparntwe is the Arrernte word for Alice Springs. The Arrernte people, who are the traditional custodians of Alice Springs, have a strong connection with the land. Mparntwe is a small town with a great sense of community and hosts a fantastic range of music, art, and sporting events throughout the year. Alice Springs is also surrounded by stunning landscapes, ideal for weekend hikes and camping adventures.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building on the perspectives, talent, experience, knowledge and skills that diversity brings to our organisation and strongly encourage people of all cultures, genders, abilities, and experiences to apply.


If you only meet some of these requirements, but you think you’re right for the role and are ready to learn and grow, we’re keen to hear from you. Roles can be developed to meet the skills and experience of the right candidate.


We operate as a team and are open to working hours and arrangements that suit our staff and teams. Many roles are part-time with days and hours open to negotiation. 

Other Opportunities and Volunteering

We are always looking for interested and engaged volunteers so if you would like to support the work of ALEC please sign up here.

To express interest and enquiries for any other career, internship or apprenticeship please contact our Operations Manager 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (08) 8952 2497