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Organisation : St Vincent de Paul Society

Location : NSW Regional, Sydney (South Eastern, New South Wales, Australia)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services, Conservation & Environment

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 19 Sep, 2021

About the role

  • Vinnies Bushfire Recovery and Community Development Program: Supporting and Empowering Communities
  • Hourly rates start from $42.94 on SCHCADS Award Level 5.
  • Opportunity to make a difference in a purpose-led organisation
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.

The Vinnies Bushfire Recovery and Community Development Program is supporting bushfire-impacted communities that are still dealing with the impacts of the bushfire crisis. As a Coordinator, you will work on the next stage of recovery that is focused on rebuilding community cohesion and improving individual sense of wellbeing.

You will need to be a proactive and well-organised person who can oversee the planning and implementation of a longer-term program of support and activities. Additionally, you will need to have excellent people skills and be able to build relationships, listen to the ideas of the community and turn those into actions. Local knowledge and project management experience are highly desirable.

The role involves regular travel in the local area and possibly beyond and is part of a broader team working across the state. It has flexible working conditions and provision for transport.

Reporting to the Manager, Bushfire Recovery and Community Development, your responsibilities include:

  • engage with communities and key stakeholders to gather their input into a community development program and develop local activity plans.
  • facilitate and coordinate community activities, events and training designed to develop relevant skills and empower communities on the road to recovery.
  • collaborate with Vinnies membership, as well as with NGOs and local government agencies for support in implementing recovery strategies and initiatives.
  • monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of activities relating to program implementation and assess their impact to communities.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or demonstrated experience in community development or community services.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating community consultations.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management including budgeting and financial reporting.
  • Experience in developing and implementing events and activities within a community setting.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and working with volunteers.
  • Ability to travel regularly and hold a valid NSW driver’s license.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : St Vincent de Paul Society

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, whose mission  it is to shape a more just and compassionate society.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Coordinator – Bushfire Recovery and Community Development via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Program_Coordination_and_Management, #Project_Management
Sector: #Community_Development, #Community_Support_Services, #Conservation_and_Environment

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