According to the job ad on Seek, the role also encompasses managing ASCA’s day-to-day affairs, coordinating the development and implementation of strategic and operational initiatives, providing executive support to the ASCA executive and board and ensuring all staff meet performance expectations.
The successful candidate will need “strong relationship building skills and expertise in working with key government, corporate and industry sector organisations through consultation, involvement in stakeholder groups and strong professional relationships.”
ASCA is also looking for “Effective media and public speaking skills to grow the ‘voice’ of ASCA while media promoting the demand side smart city, digital and broadband interests and objectives of Australian cities and regions” along with “sound research, policy development and advocacy skills [and a] … proven track record in leadership and operational management skills gained within a technology industry organisation or similar organisation.”
ASCA says it “facilitates, promotes and advises on how communities can build liveable, sustainable, workable smart cities. We put our citizens, local businesses and stakeholders at the core of our activities.”
The organisation has established an Industry Board consisting of representatives from national and international organisations who are working together to establish collaborations with emerging smart cities and communities, and working groups to address key enablers and inhibitors for the development of smart cities.
The board member are Glenn Pomeroy (Smarter Bendigo); Daniel High (City of Perth); Peter Auhl (Adelaide City Council) Peter Runcie (Data 61). Its president is Michael Whereat (Sunshine Coast Council). Vice president is Brook Dixon (ACT Government).
The organisation originated as South East Queensland Broadband and Digital Economy Working Group aligned under the Council of Mayors SEQ. In response to interest from other local governments and regional organisations it become a national organisation with members from all states and territories, initially the Broadband Today Alliance. It was incorporated in 2013 as the Broadband Alliance.
Today ASCA represents more than 150 local government authorities who directly and indirectly represent 12.67 million Australians.