Field Guide by NSCDA
Executive Director

Executive Director

Accountable for the direct administration of NSEAS agreement with government. They liaise between the board and the NSW staff and provide strategic direction and policy development for the organization.

  • Post-secondary or equivalent
  • Managerial experience
  • Financial acumen
  • HR experience/knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Proposal grant writing
  • Presentation skills
  • Board governance
  • Conflict resolution
  • 8-10 years senior role
  • Project management
  • Digitally competent
  • Strong people skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Business planning
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Succession Planning
  • Board Governance
  • Communication
  • Digital Literacy
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Ethics
  • Mentorship
  • Leadership
  • Research
  • Project Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Band 1: Professional Practice: Competencies enabling effective practice. (All Competencies within Band)
  • Band 2: CDP Characteristic: Competencies distinguishing the field of career development practice. (Competencies 10,13,16)
  • Band 3: CDP Extended: Competencies required to deliver specialized services provided by CDPs. (Competencies 17,18,21)
  • Band 4: Outreach and Leadership: Competencies reflecting the strategic role of career development professionals. (Competencies 23,24,25,26)
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Other Titles
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Owner

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