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Mircoenterprise Development Manager - Broome


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

Job posted on: 06 May, 2019.
Applications close: 31 May, 2019.

About Us

Many Rivers exists to help Indigenous and other Australians in disadvantaged circumstances to improve their situations through the provision of microenterprise and community economic development support.

Our clients are seeking to move from welfare dependency to self-reliance, to make a valuable contribution to their communities and to the broader economy. We create change and economic opportunities through our work.

MED Manager Role

Our Microenterprise Development (MED) Managers work within their regions, supporting people to start, stay and thrive in business. We journey with our clients as they develop their businesses and their business skills. To help Many Rivers achieve its Mission within your region, some of your responsibilities will include

  • Promoting microenterprise development within your region, establishing relationships with Indigenous and community leaders, building trusted networks with related organisations and associations,
  • Identifying and working with clients that require micro and small business finance to establish their business activities,
  • Actively journeying with clients, offering encouragement as they develop business activities and repay their loans; offering assistance & coaching in areas of business development needs, business plans, capacity, and cash flow,
  • Managing client loan applications and preparing loan credit committee recommendations.

Who We Are Looking For?

You may have run your own businesses, been a business coach, financial counsellor or have associated experience. We are looking for motivated self-starters who are energised by challenges and the opportunity to help people move themselves ahead in business and out of welfare dependency.

If you are aligned with our Mission, share our motivation and commitment to serve people from all walks of life and have an interest in social justice this opportunity could be for you.

To be successful in this role, you will need

  • Impeccable integrity, trust, respect, stewardship and commitment to people in disadvantaged circumstances.
  • Tertiary qualifications through TAFE / university, in business, finance, or community development etc.
  • The ability to work with cashflows and interpret financial information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, incl. highly developed interpersonal skills with an ability to relate with a wide range of people, in a variety of setting
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills,
  • Current driver’s licence and a love for travel, frequent intra-regional travel is required.

Successful candidates will be required to complete pre-employment checks including reference checks, Criminal History check, Equifax Check and Working with Children/ vulnerable People check, where applicable.

How to apply for this job

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

Applications close midnight Friday, 31 May 2019.

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