Community Engagement Lead

Be part of transforming lives for stronger communities.

  • Part Time (0.8 FTE) – Permanent
  • $84,760 – $88,254 per annum pro rata (negotiable depending on skills and experience) plus superannuation
  • Cheltenham with some travel to other Family Life sites


Who we are

Family Life is a specialist family services organisation known for its innovation, impact and whole-of-community approach.  Our teams are committed to transforming the lives of our clients and communities to build resilience and healthy relationships.

Family Life is a growing organisation that is recognised for its innovative approach and has been named in the Top 10 Give Easy Innovation Index for 2018 and 2019. Family Life has recently been awarded an Australian Crime Prevention Award for Meaningful Community Change for leading the ‘Together We Can’ collective impact project which saw a significant drop in reported incidents of family violence over the life of the project in Cardinia Shire.

Family Life is a child safe organisation. We value, respect and listen to children and young people.  We are committed to the safety of all children and young people. Family Life supports children to meet their potential and thrive. We do not tolerate neglect, mistreatment or abuse of any kind.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a skilled, passionate individual who embodies the Family Life Way principles and wants to make a real difference.

What we offer

Family Life team members have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including RDO’s and Purchased Leave), EAP services, and training and professional development opportunities.

The position

The Community Engagement Lead is a part-time, permanent position based at Cheltenham, responsible for facilitating fundraising programs and developing and maintaining donor relationships and community partnerships for the organisation.

A day in the life of this position includes: liaising with community members and organisations, helping to develop a fundraising strategy, relationship building with external stakeholders, working with the Digital Communications Coordinator to implement campaigns, using the CRM to broaden our membership base, and attending meetings with the Foundation Board.

Why apply?

This is a great opportunity for a passionate, self-motivated, organised individual with excellent communication skills to be at the cutting edge of influencing the future direction of our organisation. If this sounds like you, please apply now!

How to Apply

For a full position description please Click here

Please submit your confidential application including a CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria via our Application Portal Click here

Please note: applicants who do not meet the selection criteria will not be considered.

For further information regarding the position please contact Lea Jaensch on 0431 394 379.

Family Life values diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the position criteria, irrespective of race and ethnicity, colour, age, gender, gender identity, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory Working with Children Check and Police Records Check.


Applications close: Wednesday 23 October, 5pm

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