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Manager Community Development and Engagement

Are you a natural leader who has a flare for working alongside community and an ability to bring diverse groups of people together, to work collaboratively and co-operatively?  If so, we have a great opportunity for you in a Not for Profit Organisation!

The Manager Community Development and Engagement operates alongside key stakeholders, developing relationships with an approach that builds capacity. Areas of focus include Community Development and Engagement, Volunteering, Intake and Community Assistance Support.

The right candidate for this role is strategically minded, relationship driven, and supports the delivery of programs that build capacity of individuals and the community.  With a strong focus on community development, place-making and capacity building, the candidate will bring their skills and knowledge to help guide a productive and expanding team.

Who We Are Looking For?

  • Understands community development
  • Is relational and energised by the opportunities to support communities to achieve tangible outcomes.
  • Has leadership experience, ability to manage projects and works cooperatively with others to set and accomplish goals

If you are aligned with our values, share our motivation and commitment to serve people from all walks of life and have an interest in social justice this opportunity is for you! 

Why WCS?

  • Fixed term full-time position (38 hours per week) to 16 January 2023 (covering Maternity Leave period).
  • Annual salary between $100,583 - $104, 786 depending on qualifications and experience plus 10% superannuation
  • Paid shutdown leave on standard working days between Christmas and New Year
  • Other Generous leave benefits including study, domestic violence and community service leave
  • Salary packaging up to $15,899 per Fringe Benefits Tax year, with an additional Meals and Entertainment package available up to $2,650 per Fringe Benefits Tax year
  • Nationally recognised Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Ongoing professional development, supervision and a supportive team environment

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To Apply: Please submit an up-to-date resume, and a cover letter (max 2 pages) addressing the key accountabilities and outlining how your current experience will add value to this role HERE.

To be eligible for employment, you must have an ACT Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) Card, working rights in Australia, and be willing to undertake background checks required for the position.

WCS has announced that all staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption by 31 January 2022, so during the recruitment process you will be asked to confirm your  COVID-19 vaccination status.

Applications close Wednesday 8 December 2021.

For more information about WCS and services that we provide, including Youth & Family, Community Development, Housing and Homelessness, Disability, Mental Health and Aged Care, please visit our website at

WCS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all abilities and life experiences. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.

Acknowledgement of Country

"Woden Community Service acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and custodians of this land and their continuing connection to land and community. We also acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have come from other nations to live on Ngunnawal land. We pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders past, present and future."