- Permanent, part-time 15.2 hours per week
- Some flexibility on the days required to work in order to attend meetings, including some weekend work and out of hours work
- Based in Chatswood, NSW; involves travel across the Broken Bay region to meet with Members and community organisations
- Generous salary packaging benefits
What we do
The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society's mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a 'hands up' approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.
About the Regional Operations Team
The Member and Community Engagement Coordinator role is in the Membership, Volunteers and Regional Operations directorate and is part of the Regional Operations team. This team is responsible for local implementation of conference engagement; member engagement; volunteer engagement; WE CARE process; regional leadership; community engagement; community needs analysis; and enabling functions coordination.
The Member and Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for supporting the work of Conferences by working closely with the Regional Council and Conference Presidents within the region, implementing state-wide membership programs and initiatives.
The Member and Community Engagement Coordinator will:
- Effectively support the work of Conferences by working closely with the Regional Director and the Central Council President, Regional Presidents and Conference Presidents.
- Support local problem solving and cohesion between members and volunteers, area coordinators, business partners, service delivery staff, and enabling functions staff to support 'One Society'.
- Engage with the local community through a range of community events (including Sleepout, Anti-Poverty Week etc) to increase community participation and enhance awareness of the Society's work.
- Promote and participate in the implementation of the Society's social justice and advocacy initiatives, actively engaging with the local community and members as appropriate.
- Undertake community needs analysis to ensure a deep understanding of the current and future needs of the people we serve.
- Support the capability development of Conference leaders to meet and respond to changing needs of the people we serve.
- Facilitate relevant forums and events designed to bring Conferences and members together across the region to share ideas, knowledge and learning.
- Utilise relevant information, data and systems to prepare and deliver reports on member and community engagement programs and initiatives as required.
- Participate in the implementation of the WE CARE process and other centre-led membership programs and initiatives across the region.
- Implement attraction, retention and engagement initiatives and programs for the Metropolitan region aligned with the state wide membership engagement strategy.
- Support effective engagement of members in Vinnies Services and commercial enterprises.
This role will report to the Manager, Member and Community Engagement. Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.
To be successful in this role, you will need:
- Relevant tertiary qualification/s in human resources, human services or related area.
- Demonstrated experience developing and implementing engagement strategies for member-based organisations.
- Demonstrated experience implementing community engagement strategies for large organisations in metropolitan and regional areas.
- Demonstrated ability to review and analyse data and analytics to enable effective reporting on membership programs.
- Sound stakeholder management and conflict resolution skills, with a proven ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
- Proven communication and interpersonal skills across a range of mediums.
Come and join our team!
We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:
- Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people's lives in an organisation that cares about people.
- Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
- In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
- Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.
Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society's commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.