Community Engagement Coordinator

Hours: Part time 15.2 hours per week (12 months contract)

Location: Mernda - Jindi Family and Community Centre

Applications close: Friday, 30 June 2017 at 5pm

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Community Engagement Coordinator to support residents of Mernda and build their capacity to fully participate in community life.

Main responsibilities of the role

The purpose of the Community Engagement Coordinator is to strengthen Jindi’s engagement with residents in Mernda, building the capacity of families to fully participate in community life. A key aspect of the role is to support and build residents’ capacity to self-organize and for new groups/activities that help residents to reach their aspirations.  

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • a tertiary qualification in Community Development, Social Sciences and/or equivalent experience working with communities
  • demonstrated knowledge and in depth understanding of asset based community development
  • demonstrated experience in community engagement and development within a project management framework
  • demonstrated experience in navigating and collaborating with services to resource community groups
  • excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in building and maintaining networks and partnerships with the community services sector and community groups
  • experience in coordinating and supervising volunteers
  • well-developed written communication skills, including the capacity to prepare reports and other documentation required by funding providers
  • well-developed time management skills and demonstrated capacity to manage multiple tasks
  • ability to work independently and as an effective team member to work successfully within a multi-disciplinary team
  • ability to work within flexible working hours including some weekends and occasional weekday evenings
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood. 

The position is a part time, 12 months maximum term position at 15.2 hours per week. Salary will be between $61,000 to $66,000 (pro-rata) per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay. 

For further information about the role please view the Community Engagement Coordinator position description (PDF, 271kb) or phone Marta Kreiser on 0401 478 158.

To apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire »

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications Close: Friday, 16 June 2017 at 5pm

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.

Application process

In making an application for a position at the Brotherhood all applicants must:

  • read the position description
  • provide a brief cover letter
  • complete the application process as specified in the vacancy. Failure to complete the application process as specified in the vacancy may result in rejection of your application.
  • provide a current resume outlining your work history, details of any relevant qualifications and licences and two referees, either current or most recent Manager.
  • recommended applicants will be required to undertake Psychometric testing. Further assessments may include skills testing and presentations.

Applicants not shortlisted for interview will be contacted as soon as practicably possible. 

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Police and Working With Children Checks

The Brotherhood works with children, youth and vulnerable people and requires all staff to undertake a Police Check and, where applicable, a Working with Children check, prior to commencement. A person's criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from working or volunteering at the Brotherhood. Police Checks are administered and paid for by the Brotherhood. 

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Please note:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • For more information or assistance with your application, please contact the Human Resources Team on (03) 9483 2444 or email: recruitment(at) 
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like some more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application please contact our recruitment team at recruitment(at) or visit Jobs at the Brotherhood on our website.

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