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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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Organisational Development (OD) Officer

  • Bring your OD skills to work with a purposeful not-for-profit organisation
  • Continuing position based in Melbourne, part time at 4 days per week (0.8)
  • Package from $53,087.53 $64,223.66 pro rata per annum, includes superannuation and salary packaging benefits ($67,134.62 to $78,581.93 per annum full time equivalent package).

About the role

The Organisational Development (OD) Officer will work across the organisation to design and deliver solutions that are designed to support the achievement of organisational goals and develop performance. The OD Officer works as part of the People & Culture (P&C) team to deliver innovative, timely and practical solutions across a range of organisational development and strategic people and culture initiatives. For a full position description, please scroll down and see below.

About you

You will have experience in developing, coordinating and delivering people initiatives that ensure that the best people are attracted and retained. You will have led and been involved in the development of a professional development program, based on organisational needs, and the delivery of internal and external training. You will possess/have:

  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in an Organisational Development role.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering organisational development programs and initiatives that cover;
    • talent and performance development,
    • succession planning,
    • leadership frameworks,
    • employee engagement,
    • diversity and inclusivity initiatives.

You’ll be approachable and quickly build rapport with colleagues who work locally and around the country, establishing strong and collaborative working relationships to coach and build for skills development.

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 June 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 Simon Warren on 03 9611 6140

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Community Development Officer

  • Be part of the growth and adaptation of an expanding not-for-profit organisation
  • Part time and full time opportunities
  • Full time salary package from $55,037.88 to $64,697.42 per annum (inclusive of superannuation and salary packaging benefits)
  • Based in QLD, SA, NSW/ACT, WA

The ADF encourages cultural diversity and our programs are reflective of our community partners, stakeholders and community at large. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

About the role

The Community Development Officer is responsible for the delivery and coordination of our 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
  • Collaborate successfully and professionally with staff and external stakeholders to meet the ADF’s mission and objectives
  • Assist in the implementation of the regional activities, planning, promotions and state-based initiatives.
  • 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

Positions are based in our offices, which are in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth.

For a full Position Description, please see below

About you

You will possess:

  • Willingness to learn
  • Demonstrated success and experience in delivering community development programs and dealing with key community stakeholders including volunteers.
  • Ability to work as part of a team; willingness to fit into a team environment
  • Sound written skills, interpersonal and public speaking skills to suit a wide range of audiences with emphasis on communication using virtual channels (i.e. phone, screen share, email)
  • Proficient in the use of computer skills such as Microsoft Office, databases and associated programs

To apply

To apply, please send your application including a resume and a cover letter that tells us about your preferred office location, full time/part time status and a response to the About You section of the advert.  Email to peopleandculture@adf.org.au  by 9 am on 26 June 2017.

Due to the volume of applications that we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For enquiries regarding this position, please contact Laura Esperanza in the first instance at laura.esperanza@adf.org.au.

 

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Program Manager – Community Development

  • Exciting opportunity to work with a purposeful not-for-profit organisation
  • Lead the development, design and Project Management of national programs to reduce alcohol and other drug harm
  • Remuneration package in a range from $81,744.00 to $98,998.00 per annum (includes superannuation and salary packaging benefits).

About the role

The Program Manager – Community Development will be responsible for the collaborative design, development, implementation and evaluation of national programs to reduce alcohol and other drug harm. The Program Manager will ensure that the program is developed and designed with community in mind to efficiently and effectively achieve its goal.

As the successful candidate, you will manage the evidence informed development of a Commonwealth funded National community led drug action program, actively seeking and incorporating community feedback to ensure the development of initiatives that achieve demonstrable success on defined metrics, prevent harms from alcohol and other drugs within the community, and reflect the diverse needs of the communities the ADF supports.

You’ll engage across the ADF as an advocate for new programs, building understanding and the profile of our programs.

For a full position description, please see below

About you

Your considerable program development experience and extensive project management experience will enable you to lead the development of this new program.

You will possess:

  • Considerable program development experience and extensive project management experience.
  • Exceptional time management skills with experience in an adaptive environment to prioritise and manage conflicting project components in a dynamic and evolving environment.
  • Demonstrated high level analytic and problem solving skills with experience managing significant program budgets, and in establishing, managing, and acquitting community grant programs.

 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 Sunday 2 July 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 Sharin Milner on 0430 383 394

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Regional Community Development Manager

  • Based in Perth (Osbourne Park), exciting opportunity to work with an expanding not-for-profit organisation
  • Commercially Equivalent Package in the range $81,744.00 to $90,000 per annum (inclusive of superannuation and salary packaging benefits).

About the role

Reporting to the State Manager for Western Australia, you will work autonomously and be responsible for the management and delivery of an integrated suite of programs and projects within the state that supports communities to build their resilience to reduce the harm of alcohol and other drugs.

This includes:

  • Manage and strengthen the delivery of an integrated suite of ADF programs in accordance with State plan and budget.
  • Identify, develop and strengthen strategic partnerships to meet the ADF’s objectives
  • Ensure the effective delivery of all operational requirements of ADF programs, including provision of services in the community, stakeholder relationships and quality assurance.
  • Contribute to ongoing program improvement and development through the management of partner feedback systems and staff performance to align with and strengthen business outcomes.

Attendance at meetings outside of core business hours and business related travel within the State will be required, and you will need to have a current driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

For a full position description please see below.

About you

You will possess:

  • Experience in leading and delivering multiple preventive health programs and products across a range of different community settings.
  • An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD communities and culture and an interest in working together with communities to achieve outcomes.
  • Strong promotional and business development expertise with the capacity to achieve established targets and meet stakeholder expectations
  • Demonstrated experience leading and developing regional and remote teams using a range of strategies to promote productivity, quality outcomes and alignment with the strategic direction of the organisation.

To apply

To apply, please send your application including a resume and response to the skills and knowledge section of the position description by 5pm AWST on 2 July 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 position, please contact Greg Williams on 0409 299 509

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Senior Community Development Officer

  • 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).
  • Hunter New England/Northern NSW

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 see below.

Please note: Due to the location of communities and sporting clubs it is likely that frequent travel 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 9am (AEST) Monday 10 July 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 Marc Glanville on (02) 4924 6348 or 0407 701 690.