Position Vacant: Project Officer – Capacity Building

Employer: Community Resource Network Inc.
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Policy & Research,Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 03 May, 2018.
Applications close: 24 May, 2018.

  • Fixed Term to 30th June 2020
  • Part-time 21 hours per week (subject to funding reform process)

Community Resource Network (CRN) Inc is a Sub Regional Peak that is a Sector Development Organisation. The principal purpose of CRN is work with organisations that work in the Western Sydney area to directly alleviate poverty and distress suffered by economically and socially disadvantaged communities. CRN aims to achieve this purpose by:

  • Building the capacity of service providers to work together on issues affecting disadvantaged communities.
  • Enhancing the level of engagement of vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.
  • Strengthen the voices of disadvantaged communities by representing their views.
  • Provide information and resources on community projects, programs and networks assisting disadvantaged communities and vulnerable groups.

We are looking for a suitably qualified person to join our Team as the Project Officer-Capacity Building. This person should meet the following requirements:

Position Objectives:

  • Service system capacity building.
  • Service system accountability.
  • Service system connectedness and resourcing.
  • CRN capacity building.

Position Accountabilities:

  • Implement Community Resource Network’s Strategic Plan.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with CRN’s stakeholders.
  • Maintain CRN’s ‘watching brief’ on public policy developments relevant to its target communities and service outcomes and drive the organisation’s advocacy agenda by active contributions to the ‘critical debate’ around these issues.
  • Undertake project management responsibilities consistent with achievement of organisational objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with legislative, industrial and organisational policy within the scope of the Project Officer’s position.
  • Project administration.

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience in TEI program planning, implementation & Evaluation
  • Demonstrated high-level facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated high-level relationship building and relationship management skills
  • Demonstrated strategic planning skills and capacity to engage diverse stakeholders in innovative responses to identified issues
  • Demonstrated high-level organisational, time-management, administrative skills
  • Understanding of the human services system and the issues confronting small-non-government service providers within that system
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent spoken, written and cross cultural communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Drivers’ license and use of comprehensively insured vehicle during working hours
  • Demonstrated understanding of public policy development processes and capacity to analyse and respond
  • Demonstrated understanding of WH&S legislation and an employee’s responsibilities under the Act
  • Research and consultation skills
  • To be able to use Microsoft software, including Office packages.

Desirable skills:

  • Understanding of community development principles and practice
  • Understanding of the geographic areas that CRN works in and their social issues.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in social sciences or related fields.

A full position description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

To apply please send a letter covering the criteria listed above, along with other relevant information.

Please include a resume of your previous work and experience.

Either send your application by email to eo@crn.org.au using the subject line: Project Officer – Capacity Building application via EthicalJobs.

or post to:

Position Vacant – Confidential,
CRN, P.O. Box 149, Plumpton 2761.

Applicants will be notified by the end of May 2018, if they will be interviewed, or not.

Supporting materials

 Project Officer – Capacity Building.pdf