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Strengthening Communities Advisor - Sydney or Melbourne

Apply now Job no: 980028
Work type: Permanent (Full Time)
Location: VIC
Categories: Community Services, Research, Social Policy & Tenders, Compliance, Audit & Risk

Strengthening Communities Advisor

  • Not for Profit Salary packaging + other benefits
  • Permanent full time
  • Sydney or Melbourne CBD location

About Mission Australia                                                             

Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence. 

We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. 

Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves. 

About the role

This position supports the implementation of both the Strengthening Communities and Partnership Frameworks across Mission Australia. The position will support new and existing services to develop community-based solutions, which meet local community needs.

Mission Australia’s Strengthening Communities approach works to strengthen specific communities, through addressing the structural and cultural drivers of the disadvantage at a population level.  The approach has been piloted and tested to build an evidence base, framework and a suite resources and we are now ready to expand the approach and framework nationally.


  • Support staff in the implementation of the Strengthening Communities approach through specific Strengthening Communities Projects
  • Review and build on existing suite of resources and tools for implementing and reporting on the Strengthening Communities approach
  • Prepare material to use in consultations with government agencies, funders, partners and other stakeholders to promote and further develop Strengthening Communities
  • Develop a plan for disseminating and enacting Mission Australia’s Partnership Framework
  • Assist the Research and Impact Measurement teams to continue to develop a way to capture and demonstrate Strengthening Communities and other community level outcomes

Qualifications & experience

  • An expert understanding of community development principles and implementation
  • Experience working for or with a community services provider
  • Excellent consultation skills and a proven ability to synthesise and analyse complex information
  • Strong written communication and influencing skills.


  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Discounted childcare rates of up to 50% at participating Centres (conditions apply)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers: Free, confidential counselling service
  • Volunteering opportunities

Click "APPLY NOW" noting applications close 26th of September

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Download File PD_Strengthening Communities Advisor June 2017.docx

Mission Australia is dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan

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