About the Collaborative
While there are many efforts focused on supporting community ‘resilience’, there is a gap and need for a ‘place’ where communities can:
- connect, share, and learn from one another;
- navigate and lead the varied activities, programs, resources, and expertise they seek for their own resilience building efforts and aspirations; and
- lead development of such a place or system.
The Collaborative for Community-led Resilience is a cross-sector partnership that aims to address this gap through a community-led and centred approach. Operating independently of any one organisation, the Collaborative is a platform for communities and organisations from across the community sector, philanthropy, government, and academia to come together as a movement focused on learning and creating positive change through centring community-led resilience. It does not deliver community resilience building projects.
A group of Founding Partner organisations - Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation, Victorian Council for Social Services, Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal, Southern Grampians Glenelg Primary Care Partnership, and Emergency Management Victoria - have seeded the Collaborative. Through consultation across the sector and communities, they have developed a working vision and interim strategy for its start-up and establishment phase.
As the Collaborative Project Manager, you will have responsibility to activate and accelerate the Collaborative’s development, to grow the network of connected communities and supporting partner organisations, and to establish a sustainable model for the Collaborative.
Working closely with the Collaborative partners, your role will include the development and implementation of a strategic framework, and governance arrangements. You will achieve this through strong stakeholder relationships, providing advice on governance and approaches, and working closely with the co-design coordinator (whose role is to work with communities via our partners in co-designing the Collaborative).
As the successful candidate you will have a passion for centring community voices in resilience building and demonstrated experience in:
complex, partnership-based organisations
interpersonal skills to successfully engage a broad range of cross-sector stakeholders in achieving purpose-driven outcomes
supporting community-led initiatives, particularly at the strategic level
This is a 0.6 FTE contract position with flexible working hours. Occasional travel to and from regional sites (or Melbourne) will likely be required.
Your application must address the key selection criteria (KSC). Please see the Position Description and KSC.
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How to apply
Applications should be made to the CEO & Healthy & Resilient Communities Program Manager, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation at email@example.com by COB 8 November 2021.
Applications should include a cover letter, no more than four pages addressing the key selection criteria below, and a short CV (no more than three pages). The application, including the CV, should be no longer than eight pages in total.
For additional information, please contact Dr Karyn Bosomworth, Healthy & Resilient Communities Program Manager.