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Senior Community Development Officer - Canberra / Sydney

Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Are you passionate about health promotion with excellent communication skills and experience in community engagement and development? Are you interested in contributing to meaningful action that prevent alcohol and other drugs harms acrossAustralian Capital Territory or New South Wales? Then this could be the role for you!

  • Be involved with preventing alcohol and drug harm in the community
  • Full-time, Continuing role
  • $82,387 to $88,647 base salary plus super with generous salary packaging options available
  • Based in Canberra or Sydney, hybrid of working from home and in the office

Working with us

The ADF provides a generous range of benefits and wellbeing initiatives, including:

  • A generous not-for-profit salary packaging benefits of up to $15,900 for everyday living expenses, and Meal and Entertainment of up to $2,650 per FBT year
  • Providing a truly flexible workplace including Accrued Day off Program, Purchased Leave, and other generous leave entitlements
  • Additional 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Internal and external learning and development opportunities
  • Offering Health and Wellbeing initiatives including our Employee Assistance Program

The Role

Join an energetic team to assist in developing innovative solutions and delivering our Good Sports and Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) programs to local communities. This role helps strengthen resilience and build capacity to reduce the impact of alcohol and other drug related harm in the community.

This role will also promote and support the Alcohol and Drug Foundation's programs such as Local Drug Action Teams and Good Sports, 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 frequent travel, driver’s licence, and a regular access to a vehicle will be required.

Access the Position Description on our website:

About You

You will possess and be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent verbal, presentation, and written skills, with exceptional stakeholder management experience.
  • Self-confidence and the ability to meet KPIs/targets and succeed within a community and sports environment
  • Experience and the ability to deliver programs using a range of strategies and technologies
  • The successful candidate for this role must be willing to undergo a Working with Children check.
  • Previous experience using CRM systems (experience using Salesforce will be highly regarded)

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

Celebrating more than 60 years of service to the community, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is Australia's leading organisation committed to inspiring positive change and delivering evidence-based approaches to minimise alcohol and drug harm.

For further information, please visit our website.


To submit your application please click 'Apply Now' by the closing date.

Please include a resume and a cover letter outlining your interest for the role via our careers page.

Applicants will be contacted prior to the closing date, so please submit your application ASAP. Any application that does not address the application requirements will not be considered.

For enquiries, please contact Greg Howe - State Manager, NSW/ACT via [email protected] using the subject line: Senior Community Development Officer - Canberra / Sydney enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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