Community Engagement Manager
About the job
- Type: Permanent
- Location: Flexible, east coast preferred
Are you experienced in developing relationships with First Nations community organisations?
Generation Australia transforms education to employment systems to prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. We believe that working closely with First Nations communities is crucial to achieving this mission in Australia. We have recently committed to supporting at least 50 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into tech careers by 2022. In service of this, we have developed a successful partnership with Tauondi Aboriginal College to help refer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students into our programs and establish culturally relevant support mechanisms throughout their study.
We are seeking a talented Community Engagement Manager to continue this work and establish relationships with First Nations organisations in every state we operate, to ensure we reach and exceed our goal by 2022. This position will also help support our Business Development team more widely in connecting with community organisations and employment service providers to ensure students are connected with our programs. You will report to the Head of Programs and work closely with the Business Development team.
This position is only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.*
You are energised at the thought of supporting people into employment. You have experience working closely with First Nations community organisations and establishing meaningful partnerships. You are results-driven and comfortable working independently to a given brief. You have outstanding interpersonal skills and understand how to build relationships that deliver value to all parties. You are a persuasive communicator and comfortable presenting to executive level and large groups. Most importantly, you believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to have a meaningful, sustainable career.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
- Identify key First Nations organisations in each delivery area and establish connections
- Create formal partnerships where appropriate to refer students to our programs and provide appropriate support mechanisms during study
- Establish relationships with other community organisations and employment service providers to help sustain pipeline of students across all programs
- Work with regional managers, area managers and case managers to ensure they clearly understand the eligibility requirements, referral pathways and timelines
- Work closely with Program Coordinators to ensure referrals meet targets and programs run at full capacity
- Work closely with our Indigenous Advisory Board to create a roadmap for our continued commitment to increasing employment opportunities for First Nations people
WHY JOIN US
- Work on and be a driving force for a rapidly scaling organisation in an innovative environment
- Contribute to an important social mission in Australia, improving education and employment opportunities
- Join an organisation that will challenge you and invest in your professional development on an on-going basis
- Be a part of an organisation with a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Salary-packaging, choose to receive a proportion of your wage as a reimbursement of personal expenses, with no income tax payable on this money
- Flexible working arrangements that you means you choose when and how you work
- Work From Home support including workplace health and safety assessment by qualified physiotherapist
- Flexible leave including Wellbeing Leave that can be used to actively promote your health and wellbeing
- Gender neutral Paid Parental Leave
- An annual Professional Development Allowance because we value your development and wellbeing!
Generation Australia is committed to a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are interested in looking beyond the CV and understanding who you are and the skills you would bring to our organisation.
To apply, please get in touch with Erin Brindley, Head of Programs and Operations at email@example.com
If you have any questions or wish to arrange an alternative method of application, please don’t hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.
We’re building a skills-training methodology that can serve hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, of people a year. And we’re building proof that this training creates real business outcomes for employers, and lasting career impact for trainees—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Our goal is to help our students achieve personal and professional success—and fundamentally change their life trajectories. Generation programs prepare unemployed or underemployed people for jobs in four sectors: healthcare, technology, retail/sales, and skilled trades. Today, Generation is active in thirteen countries with over 38,000 graduates with diverse social, economic and labour-market contexts.
* The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and the relevant state acts.