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Program Manager (Female Identified)

Job No: 116939
Location: Melbourne


  • Unique role to oversee an initiative that supports women and children moving beyond family violence.
  • This is a female identified role under the Equal Opportunity Act (H143/2018)
  • Attractive remuneration plus super commensurate with skills and experience!
  • Fantastic additional benefits including, 5 weeks annual leave and generous salary packaging options!

About the Organisation

Celebrating 35 years, inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence (inTouch) offers services and programs across the family violence continuum, from prevention and early intervention, to crisis intervention, post crisis support and recovery.

They are committed to changing lives and changing communities for the better. They strive to create a world where culturally diverse women and children live free of violence and, since 1984, have helped over 18,000 women and their children who have experienced family violence.

inSpire is an initiative of inTouch that was established in 2018 and which aims to fill a crucial gap in support services by helping migrant and refugee women and children move beyond family violence.

There are many challenges for women in this crucial time, especially when facing language barriers, visa issues, financial stress and community and family isolation. inSpire helps women overcome these hardships, feel empowered and reconnected with the community.

For more information about both inTouch and inSpire, please click here.

About the Opportunity

inTouch now has an opportunity available for a full-time Program Manager to join their innovative organisation in Melbourne, VIC.

Reporting to the Executive Manager - Sector and Community, you will be responsible for all elements of the inSpire program including, developing and implementing flagships projects of inSpire that work directly with women and children moving beyond family violence as well as overseeing the fundraising strategy. The writing of reports and submissions is a requirement of this role.

You will work within several areas of the organisation, including:

The inSpire Fund, where you will be:

  • Using social entrepreneur skills to develop and implement inSpire's program of activities and community development principles;
  • Overseeing and supporting the fundraising program and its' staff; and
  • Collaborating with the Communications Coordinator.

Inspire for Change: Multicultural Voice of Lived Experience Advisory Group, where you will be:

  • Ensuring members are supported and understand their role;
  • Assisting the group to develop meaningful relationships with the inTouch board, staff, migrant and refugee communities, and the family violence sector; and
  • Identify and coordinate family violence consultations.

You may be required to carry out duties within other areas of inTouch from time to time.

Please note: The successful candidate will sometimes be required to work from the Dandenong office.

Please note: Under the Equal Opportunity Act (H143/2018) inTouch have an exemption and for this reason are accepting female applicants only. 

About You

To be considered for this position, you will have extensive experience in developing, implementing and evaluating complex projects, ideally within the refugee and migrant community. You will have qualifications in either community development or health promotion as well as some experience in these areas.

You will bring a maturity to this role as well as demonstrated leaderships skills and a willingness to take on the risk and effort of novel applications aimed at solving community based problems.

Your ability to stay organised and manage your time effectively is a must for this role as are excellent written skills. Developing positive relationships with a wide range of key government, non-government and community stakeholders is a requirement for this role.

Prior to commencement, the successful candidates will hold (or willing to obtain) the following:

  • A current Victorian Driver's License;
  • A current Working With Children's Check; and
  • A current National Criminal History Record Check.

About the Benefits

inTouch is a diverse and multicultural organisation that prides itself on providing services to those affected with family violence in the migrant and refugee community.

You will be part of a team that is passionate about what they do and the people they help in the community. inTouch is a feminist organisation and aligns their workplace with the values and ideals that come with that.

This is an organisation that believes in the balance between work and home priorities by providing the opportunity for flexibility in your role.

For all your hard work and dedication, you will receive an attractive remuneration (commensurate with skills and experience) plus super, as well as additional benefits.

Benefits include:

  • Salary packaging options;
  • Leadership development;
  • Five weeks annual leave;
  • Ongoing training and development through a culture of learning; and
  • Staff wellness initiatives.

Applications close 5pm AEST April 2nd 2020

If you are a social entrepreneur with the skillset to make a difference in the migrant and refugee community  - APPLY NOW!

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