Job No.: 661933
Location: East Gippsland, Victoria
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Fixed-term appointment until 20 December 2025
Remuneration: $100,173 - $109,871 pa HEW Level 07 (plus 17% employer superannuation)
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The Fire to Flourish Program is a partnership between Monash University, It was formed in response to the 2019/2020 Australian bushfires which aims to build resilience in communities experiencing entrenched disadvantage that were affected by the bushfires. The Program brings together a consortium of partners with the University's transdisciplinary research capabilities to work with these communities over a 5-year program to build resilience and develop the connections and leadership to shape their trajectories towards a thriving future through community-led processes.
The underlying principles for the program are: be community-led; foreground Aboriginal wisdom; enhance inclusion and self-determination; be strengths- based and trauma-informed; be holistic and impactful; learn, adapt and evolve.
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We are seeking a Community Facilitator to be based in the East Gippsland, Victoria location. This full-time role, with the potential to be job shared, will be at the forefront of the East Gippsland community with members to organise and facilitate gatherings to ensure local perspectives and knowledge are leading resilience planning, building, networked learning and data governance activities to assist in the delivery of the Fire to Flourish program.
A key focus of the role will be fostering a network of informal relationships within the community, give a voice to the community by enhancing opportunities for a diversity of community perspectives, ensuring resilience building activities are inclusive of Indigenous, Non-Indigenous, young people, seniors, LGQBTI+, CALD and people with disabilities.
The Community Facilitator Role will be supported by the Community Lead Role, and will provide support to projects and events along with undertaking a variety of general administrative duties.
The successful candidate will be based in the East Gippsland region with a focus on communities as determined by the community-led selection process.
This individual will have an understanding of working with a diverse range of community stakeholders including Indigenous, Non-Indigenous, young people, seniors, LGQBTI+, CALD, people with disability and an understanding and appreciation of the unique position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and cultures in the community.
You will have strong planning and organisational skills along with proficient management skills. The confidence to bring people together, share ideas and facilitate group discussions.
Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.
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Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments. This includes supporting parents.
Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.
We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians.
This position will involve travel to remote locations on a daily basis, some of which are not easily accessible via public transport.
Please submit a current copy of your resume along with a cover letter in which you outline how you meet the key selection criteria
For instructions on how to apply, please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.
Sara Matthews, Community Facilitator - East Gippsland, Fire to Flourish +61 449 940 162
Community Facilitator - East Gippsland, Victoria
Tuesday 27 February 2024, 11:55pm AEDT
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