Established in 1959, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is a leader in preventative health in Australia with a long history of making significant contributions to state, national and international alcohol and drug policy.

We are passionate about prevention, because we believe it is always more effective than cure. We’re using advocacy, education, information and evidence-proven grassroots programs to change Australia’s drinking culture and reduce harm in our communities from drugs. We’re reaching millions of Australian every year.

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Over the last 5 years the ADF has experienced significant growth: doubling in size and revenue. This continuing growth and development represents significant new opportunities.

The ADF offers a range of purposeful career paths with positions available across the country – from research and program design, to program based roles in community development, and communications and engagement positions across our team.

We value courage, adaptability, collaboration and impact, and offer a positive work environment, flexible working arrangements and a proactive professional development. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Senior Community Development Officer (4 positions available)

  • Be part of the growth and adaptation of an expanding not-for-profit organisation
  • Package in the range from $67,134.62 to $78,581.93 per annum (inclusive of superannuation and salary packaging benefits).
  • 4 positions, based in our Sydney, Brisbane (x2) and Perth office with frequent travel to engage with communities.

About the role

The Senior Community Development Officer will be responsible for providing community program implementation and delivery across the Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s Programs. This will be achieved through the delivery of an integrated suite of programs and projects to support communities to build their resilience to reduce the impact of alcohol and other drug related harm.

There will also be the opportunity for contributing to the development, and evaluation of innovative solutions and strategies to build the strength and capacity of local communities to address drug and alcohol-related harms.

The Senior Community Development Officer works across the ADF’s programs to enable and guide the strengthening of community approaches and strategies that will help prevent Alcohol and Other Drug harm within a primary prevention context. To achieve this you will:

  • Deliver ADF programs, utilising a range of delivery methods including provision of services in the community, ensuring programs meet agreed key performance indicators
  • Utilise a range of available technological formats to deliver program services efficiently and to expected quality standards across communities.
  • Support the delivery of regional forums, promote and represent the ADF and its programs and initiatives.
  • Promote and support the Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s programs, exploring opportunities relating to partnership building, capacity building, and the engagement of sport clubs and communities.

For a full position description, please go to the careers section of the ADF website:

Please note: Due to the location of communities and sporting clubs and the availability of stakeholders it is likely that travel and outside of office hours working will be required.

About you

As the successful candidate, you must live our values and have broad and deep understanding and experience of community development and health promotion. You will have knowledge and understanding of the complex issues faced by communities, and how these issues intersect.

Additionally you will have:

  • Understanding of, and commitment to, community development and community capacity building across a range of community settings.
  • Experience delivering remote programs using a range of strategies to promote productivity and quality outcomes in alignment with the strategic direction of the organisation.
  • Strong communication skills, including highly developed written and presentation skills.
  • Ability to resolve conflict, solve problems and conduct complex negotiations

The successful candidate for this role must be willing to undergo a Working with Children and Police check.

To apply

Please send your application including a resume and response to the skills and knowledge section of the position description by midnight (AEST) Monday 1 May 2017 to Please indicate in your application which State you wish to work in.

Please note, any application that doesn’t address the application requirements may not be considered. Due to the volume of applications that we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For enquiries, please contact Nicole Little, State Manager Queensland on 07 3872 2516