Community Development Coordinator

Job No: VIN2314
Location: Woolloomooloo

  • Permanent, part-time 30.4 hours per week
  • Woolloomooloo, NSW
  • SCHCADS Award, Level 4, hourly rates range from $36.62 to $39.52, depending on qualifications/experience 

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our co4mmunity through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hand up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.



The Role

The Community Development Coordinator is focused on building the social capital in a local area by working with community members to build stronger, more just and inclusive communities. We are looking for someone that is passionate about our local area and is committed to community development work.

The Community Development Coordinator will:

  • Apply asset-based community development strategies to implement community initiatives.
  • Develop relationships and collaborate with local community and local stakeholders to identify community need and facilitate activities that promotes community participation.
  • Facilitate activities, events and projects that promote social inclusion and build social capital in the community.
  • Identify new opportunities for partnerships and strengthen exiting partnerships that contribute to stronger and more connected communities.
  • Promote activities of the Ozanam Learning Centre (OLC) and create strategies that maximise consumer participation, consumer consultation, partnerships and referrals.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain feedback, evaluation processes and rigorous data capture that promote participation and that contribute to continuous improvement.

This role will report to the Manager, Inclusion. Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or demonstrated experience in community development, social work, community services and / or educational program or other relevant area.
  • Demonstrated understanding of community development and asset-based community development. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with those who experience social exclusion due to homelessness, the impact of trauma, mental health issues, alcohol and other drug issues and / or unemployment.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and facilitating programs, events and activities for socially excluded / vulnerable groups of people within a community setting. 
  • Demonstrated project and event management experience including budget management and coordination of volunteers. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution. 
  • High level computer literacy. 
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple and competing work tasks and deliver agreed deadlines. 

Come and join our team!

 We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people. 
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development opportunities, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide potential to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

If you have questions about this role, please email Jessica Davidson (Regional Manager, Disability and Inclusion) on, quote: Community Development Coordinator / VIN2314.

Please click here for Information on how to apply.

 Applications close at 11 pm on 12 May 2021

Please submit your application - attach your Resume and your responses to the role-specific criteria outlined in the Position Description. 

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

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