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Placement & Partnership Lead

SisterWorks Inc

About SisterWorks

SisterWorks Inc. is a not-for-profit social enterprise. SisterWorks’ mission is to support women from refugee, asylum seeker or migrant backgrounds to improve their confidence, mental wellbeing, sense of belonging and economic outlook. SisterWorks does this through providing learning opportunities in a safe environment where Sisters can build their skills and community, and gain both the knowledge and the confidence to seek employment or further study. Our vision is an Australia where all migrant women are given the opportunities to become economically empowered.

The SisterWorks model, 'Work Empowers Women', is centred around empowerment, fostering a sense of independence and providing opportunities for building a community, learning new skills, and earning an income. This is achieved via our empowerment hubs in Abbotsford, Bendigo and Dandenong hub.

Besides that, SisterWorks latest social enterprise initiative, Crafted Culture, retail shop and cafe, supports migrant, refugee and asylum seeking women by providing hands-on, practical training and employment opportunities.

SisterWorks has been able to expand the reach of its model via our previous partnership with the UN Women. This partnership has provided a platform for growth, transformation and enhanced external advocacy opportunities and influence, and enabled the organisation to expand its reach outside of Melbourne into regional Victoria. During this period of growth, SisterWorks has remained committed to seeking engagement and guidance from the women it supports and is constantly looking for new ways to positively impact on the lives of more Sisters.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with employers to create sustainable employment opportunities and outcomes to place SisterWorks program Sisters.
  • Provide one-on-one employment support for Sisters and connecting them to jobs.
  • Work closely with the Employment Support team to pre-qualify suitable sisters and match them with our current employment partners, or new prospective partners.
  • Provide ongoing support in all stages of job application, interviews, and onboarding.
  • Provide structured post placement support in checking in with Sisters and employment partners regularly.
  • Travel and attend networking events (within the metropolitan areas in Victoria).
  • Organise appointments with sisters and employers and enter data accurately and efficiently into the CRM.
  • Provide a weekly report to the Placement & Partnerships Manager.
  • Other related tasks.

Key Selection Criteria

  • At least 3-5 year’s experience in sales and business development.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong commercial acumen and emotional intelligence.
  • Established professional networks, particularly in metropolitan Melbourne and South East suburbs.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the experiences for women with a migrant, refugee and seeking asylum background living in an Australian context.
  • High level of computer literacy; manage a pipeline (Excel), and record updates on our customer relationship database (CRM).
  • The ability to communicate effectively and work closely with external and internal stakeholders.
  • The ability to work autonomously.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and ability to adapt style to suit the audience.
  • Experience in meeting targets and deadline requirements.
  • Valid Victorian driving licence and access to a car and full working rights in Australia

Desirable experience and qualifications:

  • Have been involved in volunteering, in particular within community services, supporting women from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
  • Degree/diploma in in marketing, sales, business development

Why work with SisterWorks?

This role is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about supporting women from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds, to be economically empowered.

We know with diversity comes strength. We want SisterWorks to be a team of many races, nationalities, sexualities, gender identities, religious beliefs, abilities, and ideas. We particularly encourage women with a lived experience as a migrant, refugee or asylum seeker to work with us.

We offer a work environment that prioritises flexibility, wellbeing and work outcomes. A competitive salary commensurate with the not-for-profit sector is offered together with the availability of salary packaging and a 17.5% annual leave loading.

Benefits of working with SisterWorks includes:

  • Knowing that your work positively impacts the lives of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women
  • Be part of a kind and welcoming team
  • Professional and personal training and development prioritised through our skills matrix and annual training calendar
  • Work in a community-centric, culturally diverse and inclusive team
  • Wellbeing activities such as pilates sessions, bi-annual staff development day and fun theme days available
  • Full and part-time staff have full access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • A competitive salary commensurate with the not-for-profit sector is offered together with the availability of salary packaging

A position description is attached.

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