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Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) Co-CEO opportunity

Online, Worldwide

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Co-CEO’s key responsibilities
• Advocate for IEF in partnering engagements;
• Communicate with internal and external stakeholders, amplifying the voice and influence of
the organisation globally;
• Exercise chief executive level leadership in a variety of settings by processing information and
making decisions that will impact the organisation;
• Take responsibility for your own personal and professional development by seeking out world
class learning and development opportunities;
• Exemplify IEF’s values and work closely with the wider team to ensure that the values of IEF
are lived, breathed and deeply embedded into the growth of IEF and its First-Nations partners;
• Support and lead Australian-based communications, partner development and fundraising
• Be fully involved in and contribute to the development of IEF strategy;
• Participate in IEF Board and key strategy meetings;
• Equipped with Board development training, prepare and present strategic concepts and reports
for the IEF board; and
• Complete various assignments appointed by IEF leadership, including personal reflections and
analysis reports.


Key details of Co-CEO role with IEF

  • IEF seeks an emerging First Nations leader candidate for this co-CEO opportunity

  • Selected candidate will receive guidance support from IEF’s leadership team, including Board level training

  • Selected candidate will receive 1-2 hours per week guidance support from experienced CEO, Melanie Eagle

  • Position is a minimum 1-day or equivalent hours per week across a 12-month period, subject to candidate / IEF team’s availability

  • Predominantly an online-based role; Selected candidate will obtain a broad range of skills relating to operations management, strategic development, Board/governance training, and so forth of a start-up charity org

  • Quarterly evaluations will be conducted by IEF together with selected candidate; and, Selected candidate will obtain opportunity to grow into an executive level role with IEF.


Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF) is an Australian registered charity supporting Indigenous-led education and immersion programs in Australia and across the Asia-Pacific. IEF partners with Indigenous-led organisations to deliver programs which strengthen connection to indigenous language, cultural and ecological knowledge.

Projects and education programs supported by IEF are designed and implemented by Indigenous Peoples themselves, in such a way that each program fosters full respect for Indigenous Peoples and their members’ identity, dignity, human rights, and cultural identity. IEF ensures that all its programs are based on the full and effective participation of Indigenous Peoples during all phases of the project and campaigns, including the identification, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all project activities.

IEF believes that by being Indigenous initiated and led, communities do not suffer adverse effects during the engagement process. From this starting point, social and economic benefits may be attained.

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