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Director of Community Services

Organisation : Wyndham Community & Education Centre

Location : Melbourne (WERRIBEE)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 16 Jun, 2021

About the role

Director of Community Services

Wyndham Community & Education Centre Inc. (Wyndham CEC)

About Wyndham CEC

Wyndham CEC is a not-for-profit organisation funded to deliver education and community programs and services to vulnerable young people and adults across western Melbourne. In particular, Wyndham CEC works closely with individuals from refugee backgrounds through its settlement services, community services, employment and education programs.

The Opportunity

A new opportunity now exists to join Wyndham CEC’s team. This newly created role will report directly to the CEO and play a key leadership role as part of the senior management team. The Director of Community Services will be responsible for the management of all community services programs and projects within the Community Strengthening Unit (CSU) and Project Services Unit (PSU) of Wyndham CEC.

The Director will also contribute to the vision of the organisation shaping the organisation’s future education and training offering by participating in organisational strategic planning and business planning activities.

As the successful candidate your responsibilities will include:

  • leading and managing a complex set of programs and services and staff in areas such as settlement, employment, neighbourhood houses and community support groups
  • ongoing program activities of CSU and PSU and their ongoing performance and evaluation
  • identifying new programs and services to ensure sustainability of the unit
  • developing, implementing and managing annual program budgets
  • meeting all program compliance and regulatory requirements
  • developing and maintaining a diverse range of stakeholder relationships, advocacy skills and represent the organisation when required

About You

The successful applicant will have relevant tertiary qualifications and substantial demonstrated success in a senior management role including a minimum of five-years of relevant experience.

You will have exceptional leadership and people management skills and excellent conceptual, analytical and cognitive skills including high attention to detail, and the ability to identify emerging issues and potential risks within a complex organisation.

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain high level stakeholder relations and professional networks.

Selection Criteria (applications must address all selection criteria)

The person for this position will have:

  1. Demonstrated experience in a senior management role in a complex organisation (minimum 5 years).
  2. Demonstrated competency in strategic planning, business development and compliance in an education and training role including ability to manage government funding contracts and associated KPIs.
  3. Demonstrated evidence of consistent success applying for government or philanthropic funds for programs and services (must demonstrate success across at least a five year period).
  4. Experience managing change, including organisational change to achieve efficient and effective practices, meet the goals of the organisational strategy and ensure ongoing sustainability and relevance to target cohorts.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work within and across networks and form strong partnerships including high level skills in government relations, stakeholder relationships and advocacy.
  6. Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets to meet revenue targets.
  7. Excellent analytical, investigative and cognitive skills and the ability to identify emerging issues and risks and create strategic responses to emerging trends and opportunities.

Important Notes

  • Wyndham CEC’s safety screening processes require the successful applicant to consent to a National Criminal History check and referee checks; confirmation of employment with Wyndham CEC is subject to a satisfactory outcome of these checks.
  • Wyndham CEC is committed to being a child safe organisation and the successful applicant must provide a current Working with Children Check card or commit to applying for one.
  • Wyndham CEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people with a disability to apply.
  • Wyndham CEC acknowledges and respects the privacy of individuals and handles personal information in compliance with National Privacy Principles.
  • The successful applicant will require a Victorian driver’s licence and must have the right to work in Australia.
  • The role is full time.
  • Salary packaging available.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Wyndham Community & Education Centre

Wyndham CEC is a not-for-profit organisation funded to deliver education and community programs and services to vulnerable young people and adults across western Melbourne. In particular, Wyndham CEC works closely with individuals from refugee backgrounds through its settlement services, community services, employment and education programs.

How to apply

Applications

To download a copy of the Job Description please go to wyndhamcec.org.au/wpmain/careers

Applications must address the Key Selection Criteria and should be submitted electronically by 5pm, Wednesday 16 June 2021 to jobs@wyndhamcec.org.au

Attention: Dr Jennie Barrera, CEO 

Enquiries to jennieb@wyndhamcec.org.au or 03 97424013

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Please quote in application: Director of Community Services via Pro Bono Australia.


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