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Community Programs Coordinator

Advertiser: Fitzroy Learning Network Inc.More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
30 May 2019
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
$35,000 - $39,999
Work Type
Part Time
Education & Training, Management - Vocational

Fitzroy Learning Network Inc. (FLN) is a not-for-profit organisation, affiliated Community Neighbourhood House Learning Centre and Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Since the mid-1980s FLN has provided a variety of highly regarded and valued programs and services to the community with a particular focus on newly arrived migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and young people. These programs and services range from English language programs to teaching sewing skills, computer skills and business leadership.

We take a ‘strengths-based’ approach to our work. That is, we understand that learning is dynamic and complex; that people learn in different ways; and that by identifying and working from the foundation of skills and knowledge a person already has, they can strengthen that foundation as well as acquire new knowledge and skills. This approach also recognises and draws on the strengths of our local community to help us to plan and create pathways to obtain further education, employment, wellbeing, health and social participation.

Key areas of the role include:

Service planning, management and delivery

  • Coordinate, develop and deliver pre-accredited courses, community programs and fee-for-service courses to ensure they meet the needs of the community now and into the future.
  • Promote a responsive integrated local learning environment that facilitates lifelong learning, providing learners the opportunity to develop skills, and to move on to further training and employment outcomes.
  • Manage the relevant funding areas, ensuring the various contractual and reporting deadlines are met and programs adhere to the relevant guidelines and standards.
  • Coordinate student enrolments in community programs, establishing processes that are streamlined and meet funding requirements.

Continuous improvement

  • Encourage an environment where innovation, continuous improvement and achievement are emphasised and rewarded.

Relationship management

  • Develop and maintain positive, beneficial partnerships and strategic relationships with relevant education providers, employers and networks including those in local, state and federal government and other community organisations and bodies.

Community engagement and customer service

  • Lead the Pre-accredited Programs  Stream within FLN to actively engage and consult with the community and facilitate community input into the development of programs by monitoring community interest and demographic need, determining service gaps, and ensuring responsiveness, accessibility and accountability in the delivery of all programs.

People, culture and wellbeing

  • Work with the Board, CEO, Accredited Program Training Manager and members of the team to provide leadership in shaping the organisational culture by promoting FLN’s vision and values in undertaking the role.
  • Supervise assigned team members in a professional manner that supports them to achieve the key outcomes of their roles.
  • Ensure compliance with FLN’s policies, procedures and legislative requirements in the areas of human resources, occupational health and safety, equal opportunity, anti-discrimination and other relevant policies.

Financial Management and Program Reporting

  • Work with the CEO to provide effective financial administration of ACFE, Neighbourhood House and Yarra Neighbourhood House funding, and of income and expenditure for fee-for-service courses.
  • Ensure accurate and timely submission of data to government bodies as required in relation to receiving funding and delivery of programs as per contract requirements.

Marketing and Promotion

  • In liaison with the CEO and relevant team members adhere to the FLN marketing plan and develop promotional material to promote FLN education and community programs.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in education and training or related fields, experience in adult education and the delivery of fee-for-service courses.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles and practices of the adult community education and training sectors, and the delivery of adult education within a community engagement framework.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills in negotiating and problem-solving with a range of stakeholders in the application of adult education in a community setting.
  • Demonstrable financial, risk management and business management experience, including commercial acumen.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team in a changing environment
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing plans and strategies to achieve outcomes.
  • Completion of a successful police check and possession of a current Working with Children’s Check.

Salary, Award and Conditions

The position is based on the employment conditions set out in the Educational Services (post-Secondary Education) Award 2010. The position is part-time, paid @ $32.41 per hour as per General Staff Level 9 as detailed in the award, for 22.8 hours per week, it is an ongoing position pending continuation of funding. A six month probation period will apply.

Salary of $38,425 pro rata is based on the above rate and hours, plus ​​​​​​​super and leave loading provisions to apply. Salary sacrifice arrangements are available. 


For more information about the position please contact Robert Menzies CEO Fitzroy Learning Network Inc. on (03) 9417 2897.

Applications including a cover letter, copy of your resume and a brief response to the key selection criteria need to be received by the Sunday 16 June 2019.

Visit our website to view a full version of the position description, under Get Involved, Work With Us.

Applications not responding to the key selection criteria will not be considered.

Please send applications via seek.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?

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