Community Engagement Coordinator

• Located at CFA Headquarters, Burwood East

• Ongoing, Full Time

• $79,566 pa (plus 9.50% super)
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Burwood East
Reference: VG/1425597
Closing Date: 20-Oct-2019
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD Com Engagement Coord PTA 4.pdf (PDF, 68KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Stefanie Russell
03 8822 8068

Position Details

Do you thrive on teamwork and have a passion for community engagement?

This is an exciting role, with opportunity to use your strengths and contribute to making a difference in the community.

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded community based emergency services organisations. We respond to fire and other emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Behind the scenes, we work with the community to prevent and prepare for fire.

The Community Engagement Coordinator position plays a key role in the Strategic Program Development team, contributing to the thinking, innovation and refinement of a human-centred approach to community engagement. You will be responsible for identifying, developing and consulting on community engagement initiatives, based on evidence and design thinking.

You will have excellent communication skills and collaborate with stakeholders to develop networks and partnerships, and ensure our services meet the needs of our Regions and ultimately make a difference to the safety of the community.

The position will report to the Team Leader Community Engagement Strategic Program Development, providing support and input to the team to ensure a strategic, collaborative and human-centred approach to the development of community engagement programs, initiatives and partnerships.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Undergraduate qualification in community education, community development and/or experience in developing/delivering programs working with communities.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and coordinating projects and an understanding of project management methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability and knowledge of planning, leading and facilitating groups and meetings.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as a member of a small multi-disciplinary team.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet tight work demands.
  • Ability to build working relationships and liaise and consult with internal and external stakeholders

Your Application

When applying for a position with CFA, the key to progressing in the selection process is the quality of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.

Applicants must address the selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the Position Description
  • Resume

Submitting your Application

When you click the 'apply' button you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.


The successful applicant will be required to complete a National Police History Check. 

CFA supports flexible working arrangements and is committed to being an inclusive, fair and child safe organisation for all staff, volunteers and the community.

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