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Small Business in Schools (SBiS) Manager - Identified Role

Advertiser: Many Rivers Microfinance LtdMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
7 Jan 2020
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Education & Training, Other

About Many Rivers

Inspired by Christian values, Many Rivers exists to help Indigenous and other Australians in disadvantaged circumstances to improve their situations through the provision of microenterprise and community economic development support.

SBiS Manager Role

The SBiS Manger is a newly created position for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander individual. The role is based in the Many Rivers National Office in Sydney and is part of our Community Economic Development (CED) Team supporting regional and remote Indigenous communities that want to establish or grow economic activity on their land.

As part of Many Rivers’ Mission and Strategy to expand economic participation, we are in the process of implementing a Small Business in Schools (SBIS) program. Delivered in partnership with participants, being schools and other programs working with disengaged youth, its purpose is to build financial literacy and small business skills amongst young people which will lead to better financial choices and a drive to be part of economic growth. SBiS is currently operating as a pilot, ready to develop into an expanded program.

Reporting into the Head of CED, the primary purpose of the SBiS Manager is to manage the current pilot, guide its transition into a comprehensive national wide program and the ongoing management and development of this program including the curriculum specifically designed for SBiS. Some of the key areas of responsibility are:

  • Identify, recommend and engage SBiS participants, in collaboration with the wider CED Team,
  • Manage the relationship with SBiS participants and the delivery of the curriculum, including feedback and the assessment process,
  • Record and analyse data on the program’s development and consistent service delivery according to the SBiS framework,
  • Manage the ongoing development of the curriculum,
  • Present and discuss the SBiS model with existing and potential partners and supporters,
  • Coordinate and supervise SBiS Trainers’ activities,
  • Contribute to Many Rivers’ operational excellence in financial literacy training for young people and Indigenous cultural awareness and knowledge.


Who We Are Looking For?

We are looking for a diligent self-starter who has knowledge and experience in teaching, education or training, especially with engaging young people into a curriculum, and understands money management and small business. The SBiS Manager will be highly energised by the challenge of contributing to the development and expansion of the program.

If you have an interest in educating and empowering young people, and supporting individuals, families and communities who are working hard to build a better financial future, this opportunity could be for you.

  • Fully aligned to Many Rivers’ Mission and Objectives (see our website for more information).
  • Share Many Rivers’ motivation and commitment to serve people from all walks of life.
  • Impeccable integrity, trust, respect, stewardship and commitment to people in disadvantaged circumstances, and strong cultural awareness.
  • Personally motivated, proactive, organised and self-disciplined.
  • Personal conduct that is professional, courteous and beyond reproach.
  • High degree of comfort operating in situations with undefined processes or structures.
  • High degree of emotional and social intelligence.
  • High degree of comfort with adapting to changing circumstances.
  • Enthusiasm and a demonstrated interest in education. Enjoy working with children and young people and demonstrate a strong understanding of what they find engaging and interesting.
  • Tertiary qualifications and training (TAFE and/or university), especially in a teaching/education related course, and business/finance.
  • Current driver’s licence and a freedom to travel, frequent national travel is required

Successful candidates will be required to complete pre-employment checks including reference checks, Criminal History check, Equifax Check and Working with Children Check. 

This is a designated Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander position under section 14D of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

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The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?

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