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Senior Community Development Officer

Employer: Alcohol and Drug Foundation
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Community Development, Health Promotion
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Adelaide

Job posted on: 21 January, 2019.
Applications close: 11 February, 2019. (Expired)

  • Be part of the growth and adaptation of an expanding not-for-profit organisation
  • Full time – permanent position (part time can be negotiated for the right applicant)
  • ADF Package commencing $61,235.07 per annum (base plus superannuation) neg plus additional third-party salary packaging to boost your take home pay
  • Based in Adelaide

The ADF encourages cultural diversity and our programs are reflective of our community partners, stakeholders and community at large. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

About us

Our purpose is to prevent and minimise harm from alcohol and other drugs across Australia.

Celebrating nearly 60 years of service to the community, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF), is a leading national organisation committed to guiding and supporting community led action.

The ADF’s work reaches millions of people in local communities through sporting clubs, community groups, health organisations and schools, offering educational information, drug and alcohol prevention programs. Proudly independent, we build strong alliances that help deliver positive outcomes and strengthen our collective impact. Our approach is reflected in our organisational culture of collaboration and innovation.

About the role

The Senior Community Development Officer is responsible for implementing innovative solutions by delivering ADF programs and projects to local communities. These platforms are aimed to build community resilience, strengthen and build capacity that reduce the impact of alcohol and other drug related harm.

To achieve this you will:

  • Be motivated to engage in a result focussed environment
  • Deliver innovative ADF programs, utilising a range of delivery methods within the community
  • Create and follow up on new leads in a committed, energetic and connecting manner
  • Value and deliver health promotion, have a strong understanding of alcohol and other drugs through evidence-based research and data
  • Navigate different scenarios with complex stakeholders and groups across a range of different organisations
  • Be able to manage and drive sensitive meetings
  • Be tech savvy, being able to apply a range of available technological formats to deliver program services efficiently and to expected quality standards
  • Support the delivery of regional forums, promote and represent the ADF and its programs and initiatives.
  • Promote and support the Alcohol and Drug Foundation's programs, exploring opportunities relating to partnership building, capacity building, and the engagement of sport clubs and communities.

Please note: Due to the location of communities and sporting clubs it is likely that some travel will be required.

About you

As the successful candidate, you must be motivated by our values and have a broad, deep appreciation of what it takes to meet targets whilst truly engaging our communities. You will understand and have community development and health promotion experience.

You will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Be a communications pro, proving your highly developed verbal, presentation and written skills.
  • That you are a go getter whose strong initiative and self-motivation shows your adaptability
  • A great work ethic and desire to make a positive difference in the not-for-profit sector
  • Self-confidence and the ability to succeed within a community and sports environment.
  • A strong level of personal accountability and integrity
  • Passion, commitment and understanding to building community capacity.
  • Experience and the ability to deliver programs using a range of strategies and technologies that ensure quality and productivity is not compromised.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills including the ability to maintain agility, resolve conflict, solve problems and conduct sensitive and/or complex negotiations
  • Would suit someone who has a solid understanding of influence and development in a community sports setting.

The successful candidate for this role must be willing to undergo a Working with Children and Police check.

For further information, please go to our website: or refer to the Position Description attached below.

How to apply for this job

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