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Microenterprise Development Manager - Alice Springs


Employer: Many Rivers Microfinance Limited
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Indigenous
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NT

Job posted on: 12 February, 2019.
Applications close: 27 February, 2019.

Summary

Join a team helping people experiencing individual and structural disadvantage who want to operate their own small businesses to sustain lifelong change for themselves, their families and communities. Many Rivers is a focused, vibrant and innovative not-for-profit enterprise development organisation, with a special focus on supporting Indigenous Australians. Our dedicated staff apply their business know-how and experiences to guide individuals and communities to start, stay, and thrive in business.

About Us

Many Rivers commenced operations in April 2008. Our National Office is in Sydney and our team live and work in remote regional and urban locations across Australia. We are expanding our national footprint.

When people impacted by disadvantage are not able to participate in the real economy they remain disadvantaged and unable to move forward. In many of the regions where we are located there are limited job opportunities. Therefore, to create change and economic opportunities for all Australians who want the chance to overcome multiple economic and social challenges, we need to support enterprise creation and provide connection for small businesses across Australia to the mainstream economies.

Our team comes with a broad range of business, corporate, social services, and community development experiences. We offer:

  • The opportunity to genuinely help people change their lives through small business and employment
  • A rigorous, focused and supported working environment
  • A strong outcomes and learning culture
  • The ability to work autonomously within established position and organisational requirements, and as part of a regional and national team.
  • The opportunity to travel and experience the diversity of people and places in the position's region

Who We Are Looking For?

We are recruiting a Microenterprise Development Manager (MED Manager) to be based in Alice Springs, NT. MED Managers work within their region supporting individuals into sustainable businesses and will be supported by the Head of Region and Head of Microenterprise Development.

Many Rivers has a tested and innovative Microenterprise Development (MED) program working successfully with small business owners that will direct the support provided by MED Managers.

Our MED Managers have run their own businesses, been a business coach, or have associated experience. We are looking for energised, motivated, and capable self-starters who are energised by challenges and the opportunity to achieve real and tangible enterprise and employment outcomes. You will be a savvy and compassionate operator, prepared to constructively help people move themselves ahead in business.

If you have an interest in social justice, working alongside individuals and families that are working hard to build a better future, spending time with people, building working and trusted relationships; and want the opportunity to live and work in regional or remote Australia, this opportunity could be for you.

Personal Attributes of the Candidate:

  • Fully aligned to Many Rivers' Mission and Objectives (see our website for more information).
  • Share Many Rivers' motivation and commitment to serve people from all walks of life.
  • Impeccable integrity, trust, respect, stewardship and commitment to people in disadvantaged circumstances and strong cultural awareness.
  • Personally motivated, proactive, organised and self-disciplined with an ability to self-start and self-regulate within the organisation's requirements and under a remote leadership model.
  • Tertiary qualifications through TAFE and/or university, especially in business, finance, and community development etc. are preferred but not essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help Many Rivers achieve its Mission and Objectives as outlined in the Position Description.
  • Identify, support, and develop microenterprises within the position's region; provide/manage loans to clients.
  • Follow and contribute to the development and implementation of Many Rivers' policies, processes, and product initiatives.
  • Undertake personal development and ensure a safe, healthy, and sustainable work environment.
How to apply for this job

A full position description, including required competencies is attached or available at www.manyrivers.org.au/pd/medm.

Please email a cover letter and resume to careers@manyrivers.org.au, using the subject line: MED Manager - Alice Springs application via EthicalJobs.

Applications close midnight Wednesday, 27 February, 2019.

Suitable applicants who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.

For further information, please email careers@manyrivers.org.au or visit www.manyrivers.org.au.

Supporting materials  180920 MEDM Position Description.pdf