Development Officer (Western Central Council) - Altona / Box Hill

Job No: SVDP314
Location: Altona / Box Hill

Reporting to the Development Officer Team Leader, you will provide support to grow and develop our membership, engage in partnerships with local community agencies, and encourage new responses to local need and to positively impact the lives of people seeking our assistance within the Society’s Western Central Council (supporting areas ranging from Seymour, Kilmore, Bacchus Marsh, the Western suburbs, through to Geelong).

You are experienced within the welfare sector and bring with you an already established network of like-minded organisations which will assist in developing an integrated approach to address disadvantage. Your engaging style will enable you to quickly build strong relationships with our internal community members to support and actively promote the recruitment and development of our volunteer membership.

Regarded as having extensive knowledge and experience, you will easily establish your credibility within the Catholic and wider networks to actively engage with your key stakeholders by providing support and guidance on a range of matters to various committees within the West.

This is a unique and truly fabulous opportunity for an innovative, energetic leader to actively engage with our members to contribute to the long term success of the Western Central Council.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Develop and implement membership recruitment strategies in partnership with Central and Regional Councils, Conferences and Members
  • Supporting the development of external networks and fostering an awareness of other local agencies operating in the Central Council area
  • Supporting Conferences in the delivery of their assistance programs by providing relevant information and resources
  • Contributing to and participating in the development and delivery of the Central Council specific business plans and activities as requested by that Council
  • Organisation of local events which celebrate the Mission and Spirituality of the Society

 More specifically you will have:

  • Experience in working within Catholic entity networks and organisations
  • Superb networking, teamwork, and interpersonal/diplomatic skills with ability to work effectively with stakeholders to achieve a common goal
  • Experience in working with, and the recruitment and development of volunteers
  • Proven stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills
  • Experience in / understanding of working with disadvantaged people
  • Experience in community networking and development
  • Strong understanding of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching
  • Strong and effective judgement and decision making skills

In return we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Tax reducing salary packaging
  • Tool of trade motor vehicle

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If making a difference in your local community is important to you and you meet our essential requirements we can’t wait to hear from you. Please send us your updated CV and a cover letter that tells us a little more about you and why you would be perfect for the role. Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

Applications close: Wednesday 6 September 2017


* Weekend & evening work will be required and working hours will be flexible.*


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