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National Manager, Community Development, Mission Australia
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This newly-created leadership position with an award winning, values driven Community Housing organisation is your chance to be part of something special.
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Global Skilled Solutions for Mission Australia Housing


Sydney CBD

Position Description

Mission Australia Housing is an innovative, collaborative and values-driven Tier One housing organisation with a fantastic growth strategy and an exciting future.

As a part of the Mission Australia Group, they currently manage over 2,000 properties, providing social and affordable rental housing to low and moderate-income households and a safe place to call home for over 3,500 tenants across Australia.

Their recent successes include the ground-breaking Joint Venture to transform Macquarie Park's Ivanhoe public housing estate into a vibrant, integrated neighbourhood and their successful Social Housing Management Transfer tender to take over 1,050 social housing properties in the Coffs Harbour and Bellingen area which will result over the coming years in a doubling in size to the management of over 4,000 properties.

Due to this unprecedented growth and their exciting future they have created a leadership opportunity for a National Manager, Community Development to join their Leadership team and be part of this fantastic success story.

Reporting to the Executive, Housing you will be responsible for leading and developing a team of Regional Community Development Officers in the successful delivery of the “on the ground” community development initiatives within the organisations housing communities.

The ideal candidate will have over 5 years, relevant experience in the design and delivery of community development initiatives, preferably within a social housing content with a demonstrated knowledge of social housing systems and policy and the ability and proven experience to identify partnership opportunities between Not for Profits, the private sector and Government.  

In addition, you will have a demonstrated ability to deliver complex projects within tight timeframes based on effective change management with the ability to influence and negotiate with stakeholders at senior level, with a clear understanding of Government requirements and decision-making processes in relation to community development.

The successful candidate will be a results focused and passionate professional who has the capability to lead and grow the community development team initially across metro and regional communities in NSW, Tasmania and Queensland on this exciting journey to achieve the strategic goals of the organisation in line with their values, mission and purpose.

In return you will be rewarded with a competitive base salary and full Not-for-profit salary packaging benefits.

To be considered for this exciting and rewarding opportunity you must meet the above criteria and have Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency Status.


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For a confidential conversation contact Mark on 08 8234 3468.

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