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Community Economic Development Manager

Many Rivers Microfinance Limited

About Many Rivers

Inspired by Christian values, Many Rivers is a for-purpose organisation that provides Microenterprise Development (MED) and Community Economic Development (CED) support to Indigenous and other Australians who want to access the economy however for various reasons, lack the financial or practical business support to do so.

Our purpose is to walk alongside individuals and communities over the long term, offering accessible business development support, products and services. With this support individuals and communities can regain control of their financial future, reduce personal stress, move away from welfare dependency, provide for their families and contribute more productively to society.

CED Manager Role (Darwin)

Our Community Economic Development Managers (CEDM) work with Indigenous communities that want to establish economic activity on their land and sea. This position reports to the Head of Community Economic Development, supporting and driving our purpose across the Darwin and NT Top-End region. We have a tested and innovative Community Economic Development (CED) framework and methodology to work with Indigenous communities as they strengthen the foundations of their community organisation to manage long-term and successful businesses and employment. Some of the role’s key responsibilities include:

  • Working across the region to identify, recommend and engage suitable communities for economic development support as per Many Rivers CED Framework.
  • Facilitating and providing guidance and support to the agreed areas of economic development work with the community organisation board and management.
  • Supporting the establishment and/or expansion of businesses and employment to achieve net positive economic activity in a community.
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of Many Rivers’ policies, processes, and product initiatives.
  • Undertaking personal development and ensuring a safe, healthy, and sustainable work environment.

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

Who We Are Looking For?

Our CED Managers have experience working with Indigenous communities, are experts in business and financial management, understand corporate governance and organisational management and can lead strategic/business/organisational planning.  We are looking for diligent self-starters who have a demonstrated ability to project-manage for outcomes, are relational, commercially savvy, and are energised by the challenges and opportunities to support communities to achieve real and tangible enterprise and employment outcomes.

In addition to your technical skills and experience to support economic development, candidates are:

  • 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, strong cultural awareness and commitment to people in disadvantaged circumstances.
  • Have a current driver’s licence and a freedom to travel, frequent intra-regional travel is required as is the ability to travel extensively within the region

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

To be considered please include a cover letter stating how your skills and experience can be applied to this role along with an up to date resume. Please also answer below questions and send your application to careers@manyrivers.org.au, using the subject line: Community Economic Development Manager - Darwin application via EthicalJobs.

  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • Are you willing to relocate for this role?

We will start interviews immediately as suitable applications are being received, so don't wait, apply today!

This is a full time permanent role open to Australian or Permanent residents. Suitable applicants who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.

Relocation support will be offered for the right candidate.

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.

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