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Strategic Projects Manager

Organisation : Community First Development

Location : Australian Capital Territory (Canberra)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services, Fundraising, Policy & Research

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 31 Jan, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Community First Development

Community First Development recently celebrated 20 years as an enduring not-for-profit organisation committed to working with First Nations’ communities to advance projects that create lasting impact. The name of the organisation reflects its founding approach; to place community self-determination at the core of all partnerships and projects. Working within an ecosystem of committed partners, Community First Development partners with communities to make great things happen. Projects that deliver new skills, better health and education, cultural preservation, and business and economic planning outcomes to communities are supported by a strong research and evaluation base. This helps support the rigour and integrity of work ensuring community lead, develop and drive their own successes.

About the role

  • Canberra Location (interstate considered on a case by case basis)  
  • Full-time, 12-month fixed term contract


With a key focus on delivering the priorities in the three-year Strategic Plan, Community First Development is now seeking to appoint a Strategic Projects Manager for a 12 month term to fill a staff vacancy. Reporting directly to the General Manager – Impact and Strategy, this position will be instrumental in elevating the profile of the organisation through strategy, development of proposals and reports and supporting ongoing action learning for the community development team.

Primary Objectives:

  • Manage strategic projects across the organisation.
  • Communicate effectively about Community First Development’s impact with a variety of audiences.
  • Improve outcomes and reporting by providing learning and development support to Community First Development’s regional teams.
  • Engage effectively with and provide support to other business units within Community First Development.

The successful candidate will require: 

  • Strong administration and project management experience including the ability to prioritise conflicting needs.
  • Demonstrated high level writing ability and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated research and monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Experience with preparing communications including submissions, reporting and proposals.
  • Experience working within a team and ability to build strong relationships with staff, management and stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, stakeholders and communities.

How to apply

For any further information, please email   or visit

All applications must include a CV and statement addressing the selection criteria and should be sent to the above email, by 5pm Monday 31st January 2021. Please note screening and interviewing for this role will commence immediately. If you are intending to apply, please do so now.

Community First Development aims to be an employer of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.  


Please quote in application: Strategic Projects Manager via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Fundraising, #Policy_and_Research
Sector: #Community_Development

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