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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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Senior Community Development Officer

  • Work with communities to help reduce the impact of alcohol and other drug related harm
  • Commercially Equivalent Package in the range from $68,370.62 to $80,038.65 per annum (inclusive of superannuation and salary packaging benefits).
  • Based in the Melbourne office with some travel in Victoria to engage with communities and occasional inter-state travel.

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 section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

This position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

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.

The focus is to deliver our programs and work in ways that support the integrity and culture of all communities, including the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities we work with.

As part of a team, you will work 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.
  • Meet program delivery targets and manage community relationships.
  • 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 and approaches, exploring opportunities relating to partnership building, capacity building, and the engagement of sporting 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 and a drivers license will be required.

About you

You will have knowledge and understanding of the complex issues faced by communities, and how these issues intersect.

You will have:

  • Understanding of, and commitment to, community development and community capacity building across a range of community settings.
  • An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and culture and an interest in working together with communities and ADF staff to achieve outcomes.
  • Strong communication skills, including highly developed written and presentation skills.
  • Ability to resolve conflict, solve problems and conduct complex negotiations.
  • Stakeholder management skills with a proven ability to influence, lead change and inspire others.
  • Hold a current driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Understanding of drug and alcohol-related issues.

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

To apply

Please contact Eamonn O’Toole (0428 956 122) to have a chat about the role.

Alternatively, please send a resume and a cover letter that tells us about your interest in the position and about you to PeopleAndCulture@adf.org.au.

The closing date for applications is midnight (AEST) 23 August 2017.

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Strategic Project Manager

  • Lead and manage project, program and strategy management
  • Melbourne based role, full time, ongoing
  • Remuneration in the range from $83,258.02 to 89,000.00 per annum (includes 9.5% superannuation and salary packaging benefits)

 About the role

The role of the Strategic Project Manager is to lead the organisation in managing all aspects of project, program and strategy management, and the implementation and execution of new initiatives. The focus is on initiatives that support and deliver optimised value to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF).

Responsibilities include:

  • Project and Program development
  • Project Management
  • Project Execution
  • Leadership and People Management

About you

You will have an understanding and demonstrated experience with projects and project management, and your excellent communication skills (both verbally and in writing) will enable you to establish credibility with a diverse range of stakeholders. Your experience in health promotion or community development project delivery, along with your strategic approach to align projects with broader organisation focus and programs will assist you to identify problems and potential solutions—questioning assumptions and recognising opportunities for change and improvement.  You will have extensive experience working in a collaborative and effective way with others to achieve common goals.

To apply

If you are interested in this new opportunity, please send your resume and a cover letter by 5pm on Wednesday 23 August 2017 to peopleandculture@adf.org.au. For enquiries, please contact Sharin Milner – National Program Manager, New Strategic Programs – at sharin.milner@adf.org.au or on 03 9611 6141.

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Community Development Officer

  • Be part of the growth and adaptation of an expanding not-for-profit organisation
  • Part time opportunity up to 3 days per week
  • Ongoing contract
  • Part time salary package from $34,873.94 to $39,674.91 per annum ($58,131.23 to $66,124.85 for full time) inclusive of superannuation and salary packaging benefits
  • Northern Tasmania – some flexibility in location

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.
  • Use your excellent influencing skills to lead expansion of the Good Sports program across Tasmania.

You will be required to be a self-starter able to work remotely with minimal supervision.

About you

 You will possess:

  • Willingness to learn with a growth mindset
  • Demonstrated success and experience in delivering community development programs and/or working in a sales or promotions role.
  • 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 with experience using Salesforce highly regarded
  • Confidence borne out of experience, familiarity with community sports, and a strong level of personal accountability and a great work ethic

About us

Established in 1959, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, formally known as the Australian Drug Foundation, is a leader in preventive health in Australia with a long history of significant contributions to state, national and international alcohol and drug policy and programs. We are passionate about working together to build strong and healthy communities, this is the work of primary prevention.

We’re using advocacy, education, information and evidence-based primary prevention programs to promote socially inclusive environments and behaviours that support health and well-being in order to reduce harm in our communities from alcohol and other drugs. Active in over 7000 communities around the country, we’re reaching millions of Australian every year through sport and other community settings.

The ADF has experienced continuing growth: doubling in size and revenue over the last 5 years, representing significant opportunities.

We offer flexibility, support and our offices are centrally located.

For further information, please go to our website: http://www.adf.org.au/

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 this advert to peopleandculture@adf.org.au  by 9am on 4 Tasmania 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 on laura.esperanza@adf.org.au.

 

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Community Development Officer

  • Be part of the growth and adaptation of an expanding not-for-profit organisation
  • Part time opportunity up to 3 days per week
  • Six month contract
  • Part time salary package from $34,873.94 to $39,674.91 per annum ($58,131.23 to $66,124.85 for full time) inclusive of superannuation and salary packaging benefits
  • Hobart location

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.
  • Use your excellent influencing skills to lead expansion of the Good Sports program across Tasmania.

You will be required to be a self-starter able to work remotely with minimal supervision.

About you

 You will possess:

  • Willingness to learn with a growth mindset
  • Demonstrated success and experience in delivering community development programs and/or working in a sales or promotions role.
  • 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 with experience using Salesforce highly regarded
  • Confidence borne out of experience, familiarity with community sports, and a strong level of personal accountability and a great work ethic

About us

Established in 1959, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, formally known as the Australian Drug Foundation, is a leader in preventive health in Australia with a long history of significant contributions to state, national and international alcohol and drug policy and programs. We are passionate about working together to build strong and healthy communities, this is the work of primary prevention.

We’re using advocacy, education, information and evidence-based primary prevention programs to promote socially inclusive environments and behaviours that support health and well-being in order to reduce harm in our communities from alcohol and other drugs. Active in over 7000 communities around the country, we’re reaching millions of Australian every year through sport and other community settings.

The ADF has experienced continuing growth: doubling in size and revenue over the last 5 years, representing significant opportunities.

We offer flexibility, support and our offices are centrally located.

For further information, please go to our website: http://www.adf.org.au/

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 this advert to peopleandculture@adf.org.au  by 9am on 4 September 2017.

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

For enquiries regarding this position, please contact Daniel Vautin in the first instance on daniel.vautin@adf.org.au.

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