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Regional Community Development Manager - NSW & ACT

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
  • Location flexible: NSW

We are looking for an experienced Community Development and people leader, who brings a solid blend of strategy and operational drive to continue building on our success. Reporting to the General Manager, NSW and working with a dedicated and passionate team, this pivotal role will lead all functions associated with the delivery of community development programs such as Communities for Children Facilitating Partner, school community hubs, Child and Parent centres and other programs whose main objectives are in community development, community capacity building, and community brokerage programs, that contribute to The Smith Family’s vision.

A day in the life of a Regional Community Development Manager might look like this, but every day can be different. Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Lead community projects and service delivery through effective advice, communication and monitoring of deadlines, milestones and reporting
  • Ensure operational implementation of community projects and service delivery
  • Ensure projects have effective governance structure and community buy-in. Guide and advise on the development of strategic plans, implementation plans for projects and the development of Outcome’s frameworks to monitor the impacts projects including sub contracted projects.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the policy landscape and literature relevant to the effective delivery of place-based community projects (incl ‘systems change and community capacity building) and support translation/ dissemination of this knowledge to project managers and other stakeholders.
  • Develop processes and procedures that ensure quality alignment and adherence to The Smith Family’s national policy and program guidelines, funding body contractual requirements and reporting requirements and to enhance current service delivery
  • Support, guide and advice community project teams regarding strategic direction, best practice and alignment with RAP principles and practice.
  • Develop team member/s capability to perform current and future role/s at The Smith Family.
  • Lead the development of The Smith family community projects and service delivery budgets
  • Participate in processes to acquire and secure additional funding for community projects in NSW and ACT including opportunity identification, submission planning, writing proposals/ tenders, meeting potential funders
  • Lead the development of local collateral to be used in promoting The Smith Family capacity and impact in place based community projects in NSW and ACT

It takes a special kind of person to be our Regional Community Development Manager. Our successful candidate will possess 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

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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