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Microenterprise Development Manager - Katherine

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.

MED Manager

Reporting to the Head of Region NT, the primary purpose of the MED Manager is to help Many Rivers achieve its Mission and Objectives. The MED Manager is responsible for supporting microenterprise development within an identified region, embarking on a real journey supporting people to start, stay and thrive in business. We journey with our clients as they develop their businesses and their business skills. In the pursuit of microenterprise development, the MED Manager is entrusted to build strong and trusted networks with related organisations and associations in designated regions to enable and support the organisation’s mission.

Some of the role’s key responsibilities include:

  • Build strong and trusted networks with related organisations and associations in the region, including mutual referral of business
  • Responsible for developing new and existing micro and small businesses through microenterprise business mentoring, business coaching, support and encouragement
  • Work across the region to identify and work with clients that require micro and small business finance or grant assistance to establish and/or develop their business activities
  • Value the importance of, and have an ability to work with designated key performance indicators and targets
  • Assess client’s motivation, capacity, and determination to start, stay and thrive in their business
  • Ensure a responsible lending approach and assist clients with loan application, preparing for and attending credit committees
  • Actively journey with clients including ongoing business coaching of clients as they develop their business activities and repay their loans
  • Use of financial knowledge and problem-solving skills to work with clients that are having difficulty managing their business and/or making loan repayments; and
  • Undertake 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, that are working hard to build a better future, and want the opportunity to live and work in the Katherine region this opportunity could be for you. 

Who We Are Looking For?

Our MED Managers have experience working with various 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 are relational, commercially savvy and are energised by the challenges and opportunities to address structural disadvantage in Australia.

In addition to your technical skills and experience to support microenterprise 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
  • Tech savvy with intermediate level MS Office and adept at learning new platforms
  • Have a current driver’s licence and freedom to travel, frequent intra-regional travel is required
  • Tertiary qualifications in Business, Finance, Commerce, Marketing & Community Development or related discipline preferred

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. 

Suitable applicants who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.

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

No Agencies please - thank you!

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