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Regional Community Development Manager

The Smith Family
  • Be part of an organisation that makes a difference
  • Step into a key strategic role with one of Australia’s most trusted charities
  • Perth based – max term contract

The Smith Family is an independent children's charity helping Australian children living in disadvantage to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. We are now seeking a Regional Community Development Manager to join our growing team in a contract position until the end of 2024.

Reporting to the General Manager, WA and working with a dedicated and passionate team, this pivotal role is responsible for the effective implementation, delivery and operations of place based community projects/service delivery, people management of teams and the development of external relationships leading to more opportunities for community project work and enhancement of current service delivery in the State.

We are looking for an experienced Community Development leader, who brings a solid blend of strategy and operational drive to continue building on our success.

A day in the life of a Regional Community Development Manager might look like this, but every day can be different:

  • Supervision and support of Project Managers and Coordinators to ensure quality implementation of Community Development and brokering programs
  • Support of leaders to address performance issues with community partner activities and support continuous improvement.
  • Support, guidance and advice on the development of strategic plans and implementation plans for projects
  • Leadership on governance groups for school hubs, CFC FP projects and Child & Parent Centres
  • Adherence and compliance of contract guidelines, funding agreements and reporting requirements
  • Participation in relevant networks/ forums to represent The Smith Family WA Community development and brokering approaches
  • Representation of The Smith Family community development work with external stakeholders

It takes a special kind of person to be our Regional Community Development Manager. Our successful candidate will bring the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in education, community development, human services or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in quality management of professional staff and teams
  • Demonstrated leadership experience implementing strategic community projects
  • Experience in managing strategic relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience leading complex projects with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated excellence in budgeting, contract monitoring, and project management
  • Excellence in strategic planning processes
  • Capacity to establish and negotiate the development of partnerships

Living up to our employment promise, our team members tell us that working for The Smith Family they have great job flexibility and the ability to work alongside committed, passionate and professional team members whilst engaging in challenging, fulfilling and diverse work. In turn, our team members believe that they offer commitment to our vision, mission and values and effective collaboration with fellow team members to delivery strong performance outcomes.

If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, please click apply, we’d love to hear from you. You may view the position description attached. For any other information, please contact Anjie Brook, General Manager at anjie.brook@thesmithfamily.com.au, using the subject line: Regional Community Development Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

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