Community Programs Coordinator

East Gippsland Shire Council

Bairnsdale, VIC

Posted 9/10/2019

About the business and the role

Home to tranquil lakes, pristine beaches and the rugged beauty of the high country, East Gippsland is a Victorian Gem. As a major employer in the region, East Gippsland Shire Council represents the needs of around 45,000 residents and over one million visitors annually across an area of 21,000 square kilometres. The region includes substantial areas of national and state parks, lakes, rivers and coastal wilderness areas and is home to Australia's largest navigable inland water system - the Gippsland Lakes.


Position overview


This is an ongoing full time position based in Bairnsdale.

The purpose of the role is to engage with the communities of East Gippsland and those representing and servicing them, to support inclusive and collaborative planning for the future. A fundamental function of the role is to build and maintain strong working relationships across the community.  

This role provides leadership to a team that actively engages with and understands local community needs, and who deliver a diverse range of community focused projects, programs and services.

The incumbent is required to remain informed of policy changes across all tiers of government and not-for-profit sectors affecting East Gippsland, and provide timely and appropriate advice to the organisation and the community on the changes and innovations that may be required into the future.


What you will need to succeed


To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Community Development or a related discipline, and a minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Proven skills in the areas of project management, staff management, budget management, relationship management and external funding management.
  • Demonstrated ability to consult with communities and community groups to achieve desired outcomes for all parties
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing and managing a diverse range of community focused projects, services, policies and partnerships.
  • Extensive knowledge of community development principles and how these are delivered within a local government context.
  • The ability to use creativity and innovation to achieve results within limited resources.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Pre-employment medical check and a current Police Check.  Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia.


Applications close at 11.59pm on 16 September 2019.


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For a confidential discussion, please contact Sascha Johns, Manager Community Engagement on (03) 5153 9500.

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