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Community Engagement Manager – 0.8 FTE, 2 year contract

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Organisation : Motherless Daughters Australia

Location : Australia, Melbourne (Inverloch)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Mental Health, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $65,000 + Super

Application closing date : 3 Nov, 2021

About the role

The Community Engagement Manager reports to the Executive Officer and is responsible for overseeing and engaging in a range of community relations, marketing, communications, and supervisory and secretarial duties.  

This position will play a vital role in the implementation of MDA’s strategic plan. As a valued member of the MDA leadership team, the Community Engagement Manager provides leadership across the areas of community engagement and stakeholder management. The role will require ongoing liaising with stakeholders to maintain and further develop our engagement with the community.


  • Lead planning, development and deliver compelling activities, programs and events that support the MDA community and wider audience.
  • Maintain CRM customer relation database in a timely manner.
  • Actively seek out speaking and networking opportunities for the MDA team, particularly to coincide with important dates such as Mothers Day, International Day of the Girl and International Women’s Day.
  • As part of the leadership team, provide the best approach to engage the community in our work to achieve our strategic goals.
  • Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of a Community Awareness Strategy for MDA.
  • Build relationships with external stakeholders and report on opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships that progress MDA toward its objectives.
  • Participate in fundraising meetings and engage in MDA’s fundraising community in advocacy priorities and campaigns.
  • Develop and enhance the relationship with donors through reinforcing MDA’s values and mission.


  • Ensure effective overall administration and sound management of program goals and objectives.
  • Daily administration duties (which include but not limited to; managing social media pages, monitoring of support group, responding to enquiries etc.)
  • Undertakes any secondary tasking and responsibilities deemed necessary for efficient Community Engagement for MDA.
  • Undertake all secretarial duties (including but not limited to; minute taking, report lodging etc.)

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Motherless Daughters Australia

Motherless Daughters Australia (MDA) represents, informs, supports and connects women and girls whose mums have died, to help navigate the everyday and life’s key milestones.

MDA has a growing community of over 5000 women and girls and provides a number of support offerings with a view to improve self-esteem, confidence, stress and grief management, alleviate feelings of depression, anxiety and improve overall health and well-being of motherless daughters including:

  • Face to face events and peer support opportunities;
  • Online National Support Group;
  • Online initiatives to assist women and girls process the loss of and honour their mothers;
  • Children’s initiatives for both boys and girls (Memories of Mum Journals + Build A Memory Box)
  • Fact sheets.

International research indicates that the long-term impact of mother loss is profound, with international research showing that those who lose their mother prematurely can experience anxiety and depression, loss of identity, suicidal ideation, engage in maladaptive coping mechanisms and a reluctance and fear of developing close relationships with significant others. Therefore, it is critical that MDA works to shine a light on this life altering loss, advocates for its community and addresses the entire impact of mother loss within the broader context.

Co-Founders, Danielle and Eloise, are two young women who lost their mothers early in life but were unable to find any Australian resources or support for the unique grief and isolation they experienced. They connected through social media and discovered many other women in a similar situation. The pair founded MDA in 2013.

How to apply

Position Description : Community Engagement Manager PD

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Community Engagement Manager - 0.8 FTE, 2 year contract via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Events, #Management, #Program_Coordination_and_Management
Sector: #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Mental_Health, #Women

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