Project Coordinator, Community Engagement Development

• Located at CFA Headquarters, Burwood East

• Fixed Term, Full Time (up to 30 June 2020)

• $82,351 pa (plus 9.50% super)
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Burwood East
Reference: VG/1443456
Closing Date: 12-Feb-2020
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: Up To 30.06.2020
Attachments: PD - Project Coordinator, Community Engagement Development 2019-12.pdf (PDF, 154KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jeanie Dean
(03) 9262 8971

Position Details

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. Whilst our firefighters are the cornerstone of CFA services, what goes on behind the scenes is just as important in helping to protect lives and property.

About the Role:
CFA's Community Engagement team drives and oversees a range of initiatives with the ultimate aim of leading and supporting engagement for safer communities. The Project Coordinator is part of the Community Engagement team and reports to the Team Leader Community Engagement Strategic Program Development. The Community Engagement teams primary focus is to stay connected with communities, to manage risks together.

The primary role of the Project Coordinator is to facilitate the successful delivery of PMO projects as assigned including monitoring and reporting and the provision of advice to senior management and key stakeholders. The Project Coordinator will bring significant project management capability and expertise to the Program.

The Project Coordinator will be part of a team responsible for the implementation of risk treatments outlined in a risk assessment of a key program with regards to child safety regulations, in addition to practice and evaluation of the activities outlined in the program management plan at the project level.

The Project Coordinator is responsible for facilitating implementation of all aspects of the project to achieve project outcomes within specified timeframes, within or below budget and to the satisfaction of the Team Leader and relevant stakeholders while ensuring compliance with all legislative and regulatory requirements.

The successful candidate will have:
• A degree with subsequent relevant experience or an equivalent combination of knowledge and experience.
• Demonstrated experience in the development of learning programs, where the primary participants are children, young people, families and vulnerable members of our community.
• Demonstrated experience in managing and coordinating projects and an understanding of project management methodologies.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision and as a member of a small 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 attached 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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