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Coordinator Community Engagement – Future Drought Fund’s Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought
About the role
Do you love working in and for regional communities? Looking for a challenge, and like to hit the ground running?
This new role will support the community engagement, granting and administrative delivery of the Future Drought Fund’s Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Initiative, between July 2022 and June 2024 (2-year contract).
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) is investing $29.6 million over two years to implement the Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Initiative, which extends and integrates the Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program (led by FRRR) and the Drought Resilience Leaders programs led by Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF).
Supporting remote, rural, and regional communities in 35 regions across Australia to prepare for future drought, the position will work collaboratively with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation to deliver the place-based Community Impact Grants of up to $500,000 per region, a national small network grants program, development of a national pool of expertise to support communities in their local drought resilience efforts, and a dedicated impact measurement process with an external provider. Additionally, ARLF will deliver leadership development, mentoring and a national leadership network initiative that completes the suite of initiatives that sit within the broader program.
Reporting to the Senior Program Manager of the Future Drought Fund’s Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Initiative, the role will be part of a collaborative and agile team that works closely with community based not-for-profit organisations across Australia to assist in the consultation, planning and delivery of drought preparedness activities.
Notionally working in state-based clusters of Community Impact Grant recipients, the primary remit of the role will be to broker connections, build relationships, facilitate opportunities, and increase awareness with aligned Future Fund Drought Fund investment to extend the reach, maximise investment, and leverage connections for the benefit of local communities.
From time to time you may also be required to collaborate with external contractors employed to assist with the delivery of program outcomes, and other delivery partners of the Future Drought Fund.
This two year full time position may be based in Bendigo (where FRRR is situated), or anywhere in remote, rural or regional Australia by negotiation. Flexible work arrangements exist. FRRR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people with diverse cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities.
How to Apply
Applicants are to provide a covering letter, CV and address the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Position Description, providing examples of relevant work experience and/or skills alignment. Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.
Apply via email: with Coordinator Community Engagement Role in subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close: 4:00pm AEST, 29 August, 2022
Enquiries can be directed to Nina O’Brien via email at email@example.com using the subject line: Coordinator Community Engagement enquiry. Interviews will be held week commencing 29 August 2022.