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Senior Community Development Officer - Alice Springs

Community First Development

Would you like the opportunity to contribute to a dynamic First Nations organisation?

Are you passionate about elevating the successes of First Nations people?

If your answers are yes, then Community First Development has the opportunity for you!

Community First Development is a national First Nations organisation. We facilitate community development and research projects with First Nations people and communities. We are passionate about First Nations communities reaching their potential and achieving their goals to improve quality of life, health and social and economic wellbeing. The cross-cultural connections that occur through our volunteering initiatives are also an important outcome of our work.

This is a unique opportunity to take ownership of this role and deliver a critical function for the organisation, with an immediate start in Alice Springs.

Reporting to the Regional Manager for the Northern Territory and South Australia, the Senior Community Development Officer position plays a key role in the delivery of our community development work with First Nations people and communities.

Key Responsibilities of this role include:

  • To engage at the grass roots with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities and organisations, clients and volunteers to identify, implement and manage community development projects;
  • To ensure that relationships with and between volunteers, First Nations communities and organisations, clients and other stakeholders are in accordance with Community First Developments values and standards and contribute to achieving the outcomes anticipated by the projects undertaken;
  • In conjunction with communities and volunteers undertake regular and detailed monitoring, recording and evaluation of all projects undertaken;
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement in the organisation’s community development practice;
  • Ensure that all community engagement and community development project activity and information is regularly and systematically recorded and reported;
  • Support the recruitment, induction and screening of volunteers for projects and manage their deployment to projects and placement with communities;
  • Based on the community engagement and community development work undertaken by the role, work collaboratively with and support the broader needs of the organisation in such areas as communications, research and supporter engagement.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships with community groups
  • Skills in community development, capacity building and/or social enterprise
  • Strong information technology and database management skills
  • Skills in project management and monitoring & evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery and coordination of projects in the context of First Nations communities
  • Experience working with First Nations people
  • Ability to travel in regional and remote Australia
  • Current driver’s license, with no restrictions

For further information, please email Brooke McMahon hr@employmentinnovations.com, using the subject line: Senior Community Development Officer - Alice Springs enquiry via EthicalJobs. You can also visit www.communityfirstdevelopment.org.au for more information.

Community First Development aims to be an employer of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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