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Migration Institute of Australia finally seeking a new CEO

Recruitment is now underway for a new Chief Executive Officer at the Migration Institute of Australia.  The previous CEO was Maurene Horder, who suddenly departed in September 2013, and was replaced by an Acting CEO, Kevin Lane. 

Can you think of anyone in our profession, or any other profession that you think might be suitable? 

The Role 

With the support of the Board, the CEO will work to embed the MIA’s position as the pre-eminent peak professional body through: 
  • Implement the recommendations of the strategic Embrace Report that was commissioned in 2016
  • Developing in collaboration with the Board the organisation’s strategic objectives
  • Building a financially sustainable organisation with resilient, high performing teams
  • Growing the membership and expanding the CPD program to better service members
  • In conjunction with the National President and the Board effectively lobbying and advocating to key stakeholders on behalf of the profession

Skills Required 

You have an innovative and strategic approach, underpinned by strong business acumen with senior experience ideally within a membership based organisation such as another association, institution or not for profit, with demonstrated success in: 
  • Ensuring organisational financial sustainability and growth
  • Leading business transformation and cultural change
  • Developing effective working relationships with boards & key government stakeholders
  • Experience in the multicultural sector


About the Organisation Organisation Name : Migration Institute of Australia via NGO Recruitment

To apply: https://probonoaustralia.com.au/jobs/2017/05/chief-executive-officer-at-migration-institute-of-australia-2/?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed  

We can think of at least ten members of Migration Alliance Inc who would qualify to apply.  

Comments invited.

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    Not surprised Friday, 12 May 2017

    Wow! 4 years on. I was given free membership when I was forced to do the PRP. That alone was a waste of my money. It didn't really give me the necessary skills as a practitioner and I am thankful for my mentors in the industry or else I would have been one of the statistical drop outs that is very common in this industry. What would have been more helpful was actually giving us practical practice procedures guidelines to follow, rather than expand on what we learnt at our Grad Cert (not properly executed in my opinion - maybe it was the university I attended the course at). I think I would have preferred if MA could have delivered a PRP (focus more on practical scenarios are how one should actually engage with a client). My point to make; I personally felt the politics of MIA rather than an entity trying to promote more competent practising RMAs through attentive mentoring. It seems to me that the MIA does no want to rock the boat and having the ear of the government, they should do more to support the industry.

    Don't get me wrong, there are some good people at the MIA, but I think the higher ups are more focused on pleasing DIBP rather than standing up for the industry and their members.

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