Community Events Coordinator

East Melbourne, , AU

Community Events Coordinator

• 12 month contract commencing 5 September 2016
• Flexible – 3 or 4 days per week
• Based in East Melbourne
• Attractive remuneration, plus generous salary packaging

This is a great opportunity to work with an International non-government organisation. This role is situated within the Corporate and Community Engagement team (CCE) of WaterAid Australia.

The team is currently managing two major projects, “It’s no joke!” and “The Water Challenge”, and we need an experienced Events Coordinator to assist us for a twelve month contract.

The Organisation

WaterAid Australia is a member of WaterAid International, an international non-government organisation.

Our mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

WaterAid Australia coordinates and funds programs in Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Myanmar and support programs in Africa and India.

The Role

The Community Events Coordinator will assist in implementing and maintaining the community engagement and events program including two of WaterAid’s key fundraising events. (“It’s no joke!” and the” Water Challenge”)

Working collaboratively as part of the Corporate and Community Engagement team, the Community Events Coordinator will provide high level coordination and support to WaterAid’s community, school and third party event supporters across Australia.

Person Specification and Selection Criteria

This position requires a strong track record of providing strong and consistent project management with high levels of accountability, values and ethics
The ideal candidate will have:
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in community event & project coordination
• Front and back end experience with P2P fundraising platform; “Everyday Hero”
• Strong knowledge of social media channels
• Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office suite
• Excellent stakeholder engagement
• The ability to work autonomously whilst being highly organised and motivated
• Proven ability to work to a high standard, with an eye for detail and an ability to manage projects simultaneously
• Demonstrated commitment to teamwork and the maintenance of a supportive work environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Why WaterAid?

At WaterAid we support our staff by providing flexible working arrangements, additional time off over the Christmas holidays, access to Employee Assistance Program, travel recovery days, purchase leave, great team environments and supportive leadership management.

If you share our vision of transforming lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and
sanitation in the world’s poorest communities, we’d love to hear from you.

How to Apply:

Please respond to each key selection criteria outline in the position description.

Applications close by 5pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on Wednesday, 27 July 2016. 

Download the Position Description (pdf, 145KB)

People from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and other diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Note: WaterAid is a child safe organization. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Protection Policy.

To be eligible for this role you need to have working rights in Australia.