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Community Economic Development Manager - Hobart or Launceston

Many Rivers Microfinance Limited

Our Community Economic Development Managers (CEDM) work with Indigenous communities that want to establish economic activity on their land and sea. Our CED Manager will work with Indigenous communities providing governance, management and planning support through trusted relationships to strengthen the foundations of the representative community body to manage long-term enterprises and employment for their communities. This position will be based in Hobart or Launceston and reports to the Head of Community Economic Development, supporting and driving our Mission across Tasmania.

Some of the role’s key responsibilities include:

  • Establishing the CED program in Tasmania, including relationship development with stakeholders and introducing the CED model and opportunity to interested communities.
  • Working across Tasmania to identify, recommend and engage suitable communities for economic development.
  • Leading facilitation and providing guidance and support to the agreed areas of work with the community body Board and Management.
  • Supporting the establishment and/or expansion of net positive economic activity with Indigenous communities in the position’s region driven by improved organisational capacity, enterprise and employment. 

About Many Rivers

Inspired by Christian values, 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. The communities we support want to pursue opportunities that move them towards their self-determination and a more secure future for their families. We create change and economic opportunities through our work. 

Who We Are Looking For?

We are looking for diligent self-starters who understand owner-operated business needs and growth, are commercially savvy, have a demonstrated ability to project-manage for outcomes with Indigenous governance structures and communities, are experienced in working with Indigenous communities, and are relational and energised by the opportunities to support communities to achieve tangible enterprise and employment outcomes. We are seeking someone who is fully aligned to Many Rivers’ Mission and Objectives.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Competency and confidence to identify and develop possible economic activity, read and interpret financial information and develop and understand cashflows.
  • A high degree of maturity and emotional intelligence, and experience in successfully introducing structure into complex and changing environments.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills, including presentations; a real confidence to speak in front of a variety of groups and forums.
  • A high degree of self-organisation and motivation, and the ability to work effectively in a remote team.
  • Impeccable integrity, trust, respect, stewardship, strong cultural awareness and commitment to people in disadvantaged circumstances.
  • Value the importance of, and have an ability to work with designated key performance indicators and targets.
  • Comfort in working with daily use of internet technology and intermediate level MS Office suite.
  • Current State Driver’s Licence; willing and able to travel intra state with occasional interstate travel.

What we offer

A competitive package is on offer and as a registered NFP Organisation, there is also the opportunity to access tax-free salary packaging. Face-face interaction is essential to delivering our contracted outcomes and hence, we offer a business vehicle and relevant tools of trade (mobile phone and laptop) to facilitate this. Home will be your new office!

Other benefits include:

  • Professional development opportunities through our Annual Conference
  • Contribution towards the home office set up
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • End of year Christmas shutdown period

Our People are our priority

We value our people in the same way we value our clients and communities. We are a remote workforce geographically dispersed across remote and regional Australia.  Despite the distance our Organisation remains connected via technology and through inspirational Leadership, clear organisational strategy and direction, a supportive, caring and fun culture and a commitment to ongoing professional development for all our team members.  

Does this sound like you?

If you have an interest in social justice, working 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!  

We are committed to providing equal opportunities. Suitable applicants who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.

Interviews will start immediately - so do not delay.

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.

For further information or for a full position description, please email careers@manyrivers.org.au using the subject line: Community Economic Development Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs or visit www.manyrivers.org.au.

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