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Facilitator and Project Manager - The Men's Project

Jesuit Social Services

About the organisation

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, Jesuit Social Services has provided services to some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research, and in collaboration and partnerships with other organisations to better meet the needs of the individuals and communities we seek to assist.

About the program

The Men’s Project is an initiative of Jesuit Social Services launched in 2017. It provides leadership on the reduction of violence and other harmful behaviours prevalent among boys and men, and builds approaches to improve their wellbeing and keep families and communities safe.

Our vision is for engaged men, respectful relationships and safe communities.

We aim to achieve this by:

  • research to better understand the attitudes and behaviours of boys and young men;
  • promoting positive change related to gender norms and what it means to be a man in the 21st century; and
  • designing, piloting and evaluating interventions that intervene earlier to fill crucial gaps in the services system including related to adolescent family violence and child sexual abuse prevention

The Men’s Project builds on Jesuit Social Services’ over 40-year engagement with boys and men in trouble.

About the role

The Men’s Project is seeking a Facilitator and Project Manager to lead our community engagement and primary prevention work. The role will manage a team of facilitators and program staff, and be responsible for delivering a broad range of activities including end-to-end operations of our primary prevention programs. The role requires someone with deep knowledge and experience in primary prevention of family violence.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for establishing and extending partnerships in order to grow our existing programs, as well as ownership of program content development, including the continuous improvement of existing content and the development of new content.

The role will contribute to efforts to build knowledge of what works including through internal evaluation of The Men’s Project’s programs in collaboration with universities. The successful candidate will also contribute to funding applications, submissions, and other communications, media and advocacy efforts including digital/ social media.

Competitive remuneration, plus salary packaging benefit, is offered together with ongoing professional and career development.

Candidate Requirements

This role will suit a candidate with the following skills and experience:

  1. Knowledge and experience in the primary prevention of family violence, and experience delivering primary prevention programs;
  2. Highly organised and excellent project management skills (including managing a pipeline of projects from initial contact through design, delivery, evaluation and outcomes reporting);
  3. Facilitation expertise (role will facilitate/co-facilitate training and workshops);
  4. Superior interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills (experience in building relationships which lead to funding will be viewed favourably);
  5. Ability to think proactively and innovatively;
  6. Superior written communication skills;
  7. Public speaking/presentation/ skills and experience in content design;
  8. An understanding of issues around men’s health and wellbeing, masculinities, gender equality and the prevention of family and domestic violence including an understanding of the sensitive nature of our work and the need for careful stakeholder engagement and messaging;
  9. Skills and experience in community engagement, activation and campaigning (e.g. community organising);
  10. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  11. Understanding and sympathy and a demonstrated capacity to provide leadership in the mission and ethos of Jesuit Social Services;
  12. Relevant tertiary qualification/s;
  13. Capacity to fulfil reporting and administrative requirements associated with the position;
  14. Valid Working with Children Check card;
  15. Current driver’s license;
  16. Successfully completed Police Check to be conducted by Jesuit Social Services prior to commencement.

What Jesuit Social Services can offer you:

  • A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program
  • Ongoing role related training and development
  • An organisation that lives their values, through our day to day work
  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • A competitive salary plus salary packaging benefits
  • Generous leave

How to apply

The position description can be found on our website, www.jss.org.au.

For further information please contact Rachel Thomson, General Manager, The Men's Project on 0422 535 066.

Applicants are required to respond to each of the Key Selection Criteria, with names and contact numbers of two referees. Your responses to the selection criteria should be incorporated into your covering letter. Please apply in confidence.

Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date and may be subject to change without notice.

Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation.

Jesuit Social Services takes child protection seriously. We undertake multiple screening processes including appropriate reference and background checks, Working with Children Check and police checks to ensure the protection of children and young people in our care.

You are required to meet the behaviour standards outlined in our Code of Conduct.

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