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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.

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Executive Administrator

  • $67,134.62 – $78,581.93 per annum (including superannuation and salary packaging benefits
  • Exciting opportunity to work with an expanding not-for-profit organisation
  • Convenient Location

About the role

The Executive Administrator is responsible for the provision of support to allocated two Executive Managers and for the coordination of administration with a key focus on providing support for Executive and project activities.

About you

As the successful candidate, you will have

  • Relevant qualification and at least 5 years in an Executive support/administration role
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting two Executive managers in a busy workplace environment
  • Strong organisation and administrative skills with the ability to multi-task, effectively prioritise, and work to deadlines
  • Methodical with a high attention to detail.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with a focus on providing excellent customer service
  • Integrity and professionalism in dealing with confidential information
  • The ability to attend meetings outside of standard working hours may be required from time to time
  • Experience in project coordination would be highly desirable.
  • Flexible and adaptable in a changing and growing workplace environment

Please see below to find a full position description.

To apply

To apply, please send your application including a resume and response to the skills and knowledge section of the position description by 5 February 2017 to PeopleAndCulture@adf.org.au  

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 regarding this positon, please contact Kathy Watson at Kathy.Watson@adf.org.au

Research Officer

  • Full-time on going position
  • Salary package from $81,744.000 – $98,998.00 per annum (includes superannuation and salary packaging benefits)
  • Work across a range of alcohol and other drug harm minimisation activities

About the role

The Research and Evaluation Team, within the Program Development & Evaluation Unit, supports the organisation to deliver on its commitment to evidence-based practice. The Research and Evaluation team provides tailored, responsive and practical advice and support for evidence-based practice, both for quality assurance and monitoring, across the projects, programs and services of the organisation. The team is engaged across a number of projects (internally and in conjunction with external research partners) to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate a range of alcohol and other drug harm minimisation interventions, resources and services.

The Research Officer is responsible for providing design, research and evaluation advice and support across the projects, programs and services of the organisation with a high degree of expertise and a focus on effectively translating science into practice. The Research Officer plays a major role within the ADF’s research and evaluation program and is expected to take a leadership role in integrating sound evidence-based practice across the activities of the organisation.

Please see below to find a full position description.

About you

  • Research-based qualification (Masters or minimum equivalent) in a health or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to evidence-based practice and research in population health, health promotion and/or harm reduction.
  • Experience in translating research into practice.
  • Demonstrated high-level experience in research and evaluation methodologies including program and research design, quantitative and qualitative research methods, data collection, survey development, statistical analyses and interpretation.
  • Demonstrated high-level proficiency in conducting statistical analyses using SPSS or other statistics tools.
  • Familiarity with salesforce and other data capture systems.
  • Familiarity with grant assessment, including the use of smartygrants.
  • Ability to articulate complex information to a range of audiences, without compromising the quality of the message or information being communicated.
  • Sound understanding of alcohol and other drug issues and prevention programs.
  • Demonstrated high level of communication skills: interpersonal, written, presentation and public speaking.

To apply

Please send your application including a resume and response to the skills and knowledge section of the position description by midnight (AEST) on 29 January 2017 to PeopleAndCulture@adf.org.au    

For enquiries, please email Shauna Sherker, Research Manager at shauna.sherker@adf.org.au

Philanthropy and Grants Advisor

  • Continuing, part time position (3 days per week).
  • Purpose driven and collaborative organisation
  • Salary package from $81,744.00 to $95,000.00 per annum (pro rata from $49,596.41 to $59,039.52 per annum includes superannuation and salary packaging benefits).

About the role

We are seeking a skilled Philanthropy and Grants professional who will set up the systems, develop the processes and execute strategic fundraising plans and practices, as well as develop the necessary collateral for an effective Fundraising program.

In this new and exciting position you will work within our Marketing & Engagement unit and collaborate across the organisation leading the writing and project coordination of Grant submissions. This role will be responsible for developing and embedding the Philanthropic program at the ADF.

Please see below to find a full position description.

About you

You will have strong experience in managing and coordinating fundraising programs within NGO’s/NFP’s, and your ability to work autonomously with minimal direction will see you take a leadership role in developing our strategically aligned fundraising plan that will position the ADF to embark on a program of active fundraising.

You will have experience of coordinating tender or grant submission project teams and processes, ensuring that project teams are on schedule with allocated tasks— all to help us to achieve our purpose to reduce and prevent harm from drugs and alcohol.

To apply

 Please send your application including a resume and response to the skills and knowledge section of the position description by midnight (AEST) on 25 January 2017 to PeopleAndCulture@adf.org.au    

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 Petra Keckeisen on 03 9611 6101

Community Development Officer

  • Make a positive difference to your community
  • 4 Days per week, 6 Month Contract
  • Salary range $43,313.02 – $51,037.61 pro rata per annum including superannuation and Salary Packaging)
  • Based in our Hobart Office.

About the role

The Community Development Officer is responsible for the delivery and coordination of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) programs. This involves establishing relationships with, and engaging with, sporting clubs, leagues and associations, local government representatives, and community organisations. The incumbent will also support the implementation of new programs and services designed to reduce the impact of alcohol and other drugs related to harm in communities.

As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Contribute to the successful delivery and ongoing development of ADF programs within the state in accordance with ADF national and state objectives.
  • Communicate and promote the important role played by ADF programs including the Good Sports program to a broad range of stakeholders and participants
  • Assist in the implementation of the regional communications plan, promotions and state-based initiatives as required.
  • Proactively investigate potential community development opportunities for the expansion of the Good Sports program.
  • Assist in the evaluation of the Good Sports program, and provide feedback from relevant stakeholders to contribute to the ongoing expansion and improvement of the programs

Please see below to find a full position description.

About you

 You will possess:

  • Experience and understanding of the sporting sector particularly at the local community level
  • Demonstrated success and experience in delivering regional community development programs and dealing with key community stakeholders
  • Highly developed written, interpersonal and public speaking skills to suit a wide range of audiences with particular emphasis on communication using virtual channels (i.e. phone and GoToMeeting/Email)
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, CRM Systems (i.e. Sales Force) and associated programs

To apply

To apply, please send your application including a resume and response to the skills and knowledge section of the position description to PeopleAndCulture@adf.org.au

Applications close 5 pm, Wednesday 1 February 2017. The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Wednesday 8 February 2017.

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 regarding this position, please contact Eamonn O’Toole on 03 9611 6157