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Mircoenterprise Development Manager - Katherine

Many Rivers Microfinance Limited

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. We create change and economic opportunities through our work.

MED Manager Role

Our Microenterprise Development (MED) Managers work within their regions, supporting people to start, stay and thrive in business. We journey with our clients as they develop their businesses and their business skills. This position reports to the Head of NT, supporting and driving our Mission across the Katherine region. Some of the role’s responsibilities will include:

  • Promoting microenterprise development within your region, establishing relationships with Indigenous and community leaders, building trusted networks with related organisations and associations,
  • Identifying and working with clients that require micro and small business finance to establish their business activities,
  • Actively journeying with clients, offering encouragement as they develop business skills and repay their loans; offering assistance & coaching in areas of business development, business plans, capacity, and cash flow,
  • Managing client loan applications and preparing loan credit committee recommendations.

Who We Are Looking For?

You may have run your own businesses, been a business coach, financial counsellor or have associated experience, with a strong financial or banking background. We are looking for motivated self-starters who are energised by challenges and the opportunity to help people move themselves ahead in business and out of welfare dependency.

If you are aligned with our Mission, share our motivation and commitment to serve people from all walks of life and have an interest in social justice this opportunity could be for you.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Impeccable integrity, trust, respect, stewardship and commitment to people in disadvantaged circumstances
  • Tertiary qualifications through TAFE / university, in business, finance, or community development
  • The ability to work with cashflows and interpret financial information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, incl. highly developed interpersonal skills with an ability to relate with a wide range of people, in a variety of setting
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Current driver’s licence and a freedom to travel, frequent intra-regional travel is required

How to apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to careers@manyrivers.org.au, using the subject line: Mircoenterprise Development Manager - Katherine application via EthicalJobs.

We will review applications as they are being received, so don't wait, apply today.

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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