WANT TO GENUINELY HAVE AN IMPACT?
The Hive, Mt Druitt leads collective work to ensure all children in Mt Druitt start school well. We have 6000 children under 5 years old and 33% of those are considered ‘developmentally vulnerable when they start school. The Hive is a network of people working in Mt Druitt, to bring together the community, services, businesses, government, and philanthropy to address locally identified priorities.
Beaumont People are excited to partner with The Hive, in the recruitment of a passionate leader and networker with strong community development and/or community mobilization experience to lead the Hive’s Community Mobilization team. This person will design and implement revised strategies for deep community engagement across the Hive’s key suburbs in Mount Druitt in collaboration with a range of stakeholders.
As the Community Mobilisation Manager (CMM) you will supervise the Hive’s small Community Mobilisation Team, creating a positive and cohesive team culture. You will lead the Hive’s thinking on community mobilization strategies and frameworks and work in collaboration with the 2770 Collective to implement them across key suburbs in Mount Druitt.
You will support your team in the facilitation of community and stakeholder groups, with services and residents, including intentionally building the capacity of local services and residents to lead these groups.
You will maintain strong relationships with the Hive’s diverse network of partners and will work alongside the Hive Director to strengthen the Hive’s identity as a respected, convener among a broad spectrum of local stakeholders. You will provide direction and support to partner organizations in aligning their work to agreed goals, values and agendas.
You will build strong and positive relationships with local community members across the key Hive suburbs. This will include identifying opportunities and strategies for community mobilisation efforts with the support of the CM team. You will deliver community training, support and capacity building initiatives with the purpose of community action and advocacy. You will support local working groups to design, plan and deliver community events for broad community engagement and relationship building and provide leadership at community events where needed.
ABIT ABOUT YOU
To have success in this role, you will be a confident communicator, with the ability to work flexibly in a highly adaptive and collaborative environment. You will also have;
- A degree level qualification in Community Development, Social Sciences or equivalent
- Demonstrated experience providing strategic implementation of community development and mobilization practices and principles.
- Well developed, collaborative leadership style with the ability to support, build capacity and inspire the Community Mobilization team.
- Strong understanding of and experience in systems change work and advocacy
- Excellent networking and relationship building skills, with the ability to maintain positive and productive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
- Capacity to negotiate, prioritize and work autonomously in a role with diverse responsibilities.
- Be a confident presenter and group facilitator, who can manage diverse group dynamics with ease.
- Demonstrated experience working with communities experiencing disadvantage and have a sound knowledge of trauma informed practice.
WHO ARE UNITED WAY AUSTRALIA?
Helping Australians in communities of disadvantage to reach their full potential for more than 60 years. With a model of change focusing on empowering children and young people through flagship early childhood and youth employment initiatives. Working to develop new approaches which challenge the status quo in tackling complex social issues, including their innovative business park model and collective impact work.
Striving for a supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture. With a small team in Sydney, but with partners and friends all over the world who love to engage with them about the important work they do.
Are you interested?
If so, apply today by submitting your resume along with a short cover letter expressing your interest in the role. For more information, please get in touch with Chloe Barton on 04 2616 1985 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This role is advertised without a closing date, all applications will be reviewed as they are received so please send your application through A.S.A.P.
United Way Australia is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people living with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and mature aged applicants.