About the Role
- Exciting newly created position
- Accrued day off every fortnight
- Flexible working environment
ABOUT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Community Engagement fosters the hope, resilience and determination of individuals and families to contribute to, and be a part of, their community. This SSI initiative engages with the Australian community to increase empathy and community inclusion — so everyone who wishes to can access and participate in activities or services.
This is an exciting new role that will co-design SSI’s regional development strategy. A key purpose of this role is to lead the coordination and implementation of SSI’s investment in regional development across NSW with an emphasis on the enabling role migration plays in contributing to social and economic growth. The Regional Development Manager will maintain strategic relationships across NSW and develop a detailed understanding of the unique aspects of NSW’s regional communities, economic opportunities and social demography. This position will operate with a detailed understanding of SSI’s programs and work to connect these services to targeted communities in regional NSW.
The successful applicant will be a natural leader and an exceptional relationship builder. You will be a strategic thinker and have the ability develop and implement strategies and see them through to successful completion. You will be a problem solver who identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities and develops appropriate solutions. Other skills knowledge and experience include:
- Social Science or Social Work, degree in Community / Business Development, or related tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience
- Minimum 5 years’ experience working in the settlement sector, social services sector, NGO sector or economic development sector
- Experience working with migrants and refugees
- Experience working in regional NSW
Please respond to the “About You” section in your cover letter.
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of our clients, their families, carers, and communities.
We have a fantastic benefits package that promotes work/life balance; something we are very passionate about! This includes a fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) for full time staff, flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options so you can increase your take home pay!
About the Organisation
SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality. Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.
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SSI is passionate about social justice and diversity and is committed to being an EEO employer. We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability.
We strongly believe in protecting the safety and well-being of children and vulnerable communities and take child protection v ery seriously. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.
SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.
If you require a reasonable adjustment please email
Applications close date: 19 November 2018
Please quote in application: Regional Development Manager via Pro Bono Australia.