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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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Information Officer

  • Use your knowledge of Alcohol and Other Drugs working with a purposeful Not-For-Profit.
  • Remuneration package from $68,370.62 per annum (includes 9.5% superannuation and salary packaging benefits)

About the role

The Information Officer supports the ADF and the broader community through the direct provision and creation of alcohol and other drug (AOD) information, as well as providing support to ADF projects. The role requires the ability to handle public inquiries as well to effectively create content that summarises and synthesises the available evidence on a range of AOD and health topics, for a range of diverse audiences.

As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Write and develop AOD material for a range of audiences and channels, ensuring that sources are appropriately researched and referenced
  • Staff the ‘DrugInfo’ phone and email service providing direct advice and information around alcohol and other drug issues, as well as referring inquiries to appropriate support services
  • Respond to a range of complex requests by performing information searches and/or referring customers to appropriate sources
  • Work with external organisations and partners in the development and provision of AOD information and advice, maintaining the ADF positions of prevention and harm minimisation.

About you

You’ll have a broad knowledge of alcohol and other drug issues and/or public health perspectives, and you will possess excellent time management skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively and independently manage a number of competing tasks and deadlines.

You’ll also:

  • Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking and/or research expertise with demonstrated ability to research and summarise information from reputable sources.
  • Possess a high level of written communication, with knowledge of the principles of writing for various audiences.
  • Have excellent customer service skills, with the ability to empathetically respond to callers seeking advice or information around alcohol and drug issues
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate to people at all levels in a professional and friendly manner.

For a full position description, please see below.

To apply

Please send your resume, cover letter and response to the skills and knowledge section of the position description by midnight (AEST) 25 October 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 Emma Clampett, via email at  emma.clampett@adf.org.au   

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Advocacy Manager

  • Lead the development and implementation of an influential advocacy agenda for a collaborative, innovative team and purposeful organisation.
  • Full time position, from $105,193.05 per annum remuneration package (includes superannuation and salary packaging benefits).

About the role

The Advocacy Manager is responsible for leading the development, implementation and monitoring of an influential advocacy agenda at the Alcohol and Drug Foundation. This includes providing AOD expertise, thought leadership and strategic direction around priority and emerging issues, campaign development and monitoring in relation to specific alcohol and other drug harm prevention issues; forging strong strategic stakeholder partnerships and overseeing relations with strategic coalitions all in the interest of maximising the attainment and impact of the ADF’s purpose and strategic objectives.

About you

Your demonstrated significant experience and skills in the planning development and delivery of AOD advocacy strategy will serve you well in this essential role.

You will demonstrate outstanding leadership skills in leading the Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s advocacy strategy and advocacy operations, fostering an evidence-informed culture and advising on best and emerging practice for the presentation of alcohol and other drug related issues.

You’ll bring extensive knowledge of national and international alcohol and other drugs policy and practice and the role of primary prevention, and will have strong stakeholder management skills, building upon existing and new networks relating to ADF services, programs and core activities that will support your success in the role.

 To apply

Please send your application including a resume and response to the skills and knowledge section of the position description by 9am (AEST) on 20 October 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 Rebecca Lovitt on 03 9611 6119.

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Community Researcher positions – working with the Indian Community

  • Do you have experience in conducting research or interested in gaining some research skills?
  • Casual position – flexible hours and hourly rate of $30.01

Funded by VicHealth, the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Community Engagement Pilot Project involves exploring community attitudes, perceptions, and understanding of alcohol and its related harms in the Indian communities living in the western region of Melbourne.

The project is led by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) who are currently looking for people with Indian origin to work with our Research Team. This will be a casual position, commencing in October 2017, and involve approximately a total of 35-hours work spread over October 2017 – January 2018. There is the possibility of additional work up to June 2018.

You will be provided with training, including conducting interviews, research ethics, and data analysis.

You must be available to start in the role late October 2017.

Information about the research: ‘Exploring Community Perspectives on Alcohol’

This study is being conducted to inform a larger health promotion project that aims to create supportive environments for action on alcohol. It will focus on the Indian communities because the perspectives of, and experiences with, alcohol among people are not well understood. The Community Researchers will work with experienced researchers to arrange and conduct focus group discussions with a range of people from Indian communities and analyse the findings.

Skills and experiences for Community Researchers:

  • Fluent English and Indian language (e.g. Hindi, Punjabi)
  • Interest in promoting community health and wellbeing
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience or interest in conducting research, particularly focus group research

To apply:  Please send a CV and a Cover Letter of no more than two pages, that covers your skills and experience you would bring to the position.

Please send applications to Santisouk Phongsavan at Santisouk.phongsavan@adf.org.au by 5pm (AEDT) on Friday 20 October 2017.

For more information about the position or the project please contact:

Santisouk Phongsavan: Santisouk.phongsavan@adf.org.au or (03) 9611 6179

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Bicultural Officer

  • Make a positive difference working with your Melbourne Chin community
  • Casual position – flexible hours and hourly rate of $30.01

 About the role

The Bicultural Officer is responsible for supporting the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) engagement with the Melbourne Chin community (and broader Burmese) in Western Metropolitan Melbourne. Targeting the Indian and Chin (Burmese) communities to be more engaged in tackling alcohol and its related harms, the aim is to build supportive environments for the communities to develop action on alcohol.

The Bicultural Officer working hours will vary based on project requirements; which will be determined in discussions with the core project team.

As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Engage and consult with community members and groups to promote the project and establish their needs/wants/interests in relation to engaging in the project.
  • Advocate and promote the project to the community.
  • Provide interpretation and written translation support if/when there are ADF or other stakeholders participating in a meeting, workshop, or forum.
  • Support with workshop, meetings, awareness raising activities and forums preparation.
  • Develop relationships between different Chin community groups.
  • Act as the focal point of contact for the Burmese community about the project; build and maintain strong relationships.
  • Provide regular updates and brief the ADF project team after key meetings.

Please note that some of the work for this role will need to be undertaken outside of standard working hours (during evenings and weekends).

For a full position description, please see below.

About you

You will have experience of working with and knowledge of the Chin community in Metropolitan Melbourne (especially in the western metropolitan areas of Melbourne).

You’ll be able to speak various Chin dialects and have an interest in promoting community health and wellbeing.

To apply

Please send a CV and a cover letter of no more than two pages that tells us about your interest in the position by 5pm (AEDT) on Friday 20 October to santisouk.phongsavan@adf.org.au

For enquiries regarding this position, please contact Santisouk Phongsavan on 03 9611 6179 or by email at santisouk.phongsavan@adf.org.au

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IT Application Analyst

  • Bring your technical IT support expertise and outstanding flawless communication skills to work with a purposeful not-for-profit organisation
  • Continuing full time position based in Melbourne
  • Package starting at $68,370.62 per annum full time equivalent includes superannuation and salary packaging benefits

About the role

The IT Applications Analyst will work across the organisation and be responsible for the implementation and on-going maintenance of all the applications used across the ADF. This role includes the handling of ongoing support requests and ensuring that systems are maintained in accordance to standards and best practice, and that staff are supported to use applications effectively and consistently.  The IT Applications Analyst is an integral team member who will also provide back up support to IT functions.

For a full position description, please go to http://www.adf.org.au/positions-available

About you

You will have experience in and be able to demonstrate:

  • Exceptional clear communication skills across a variety of mediums including face to face, over the phone, by Skype Business and written communication to a variety of stakeholders
  • High level of service orientation, attention to detail, accuracy and consistency with solid organisational skills
  • High level of collaboration and team work skillset
  • A Bachelor degree or higher qualification in Information technology, Business, Engineering or Science
  • Qualified in standard IT capabilities (e.g. ITIL, PRINCE2, IIBA)
  • A Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an IT application support, business analysis or a related role
  • Detailed knowledge of a least one of the following: Salesforce, SharePoint, Office 365
  • Experience in working with and assisting others to use cloud-based technologies
  • Experience in working with outsourced services and IT service providers.

 

To apply

Please send your application including a resume and response to the skills and knowledge section of the position description by 9am (AEST) on 23 October 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 Keith Kerr at keith.kerr@adf.org.au.

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