Principal, Place-Based

The Minderoo Foundation

The Minderoo Foundation

Perth, WA, Australia
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

About Us

Minderoo Foundation takes on tough, persistent issues with the potential to drive massive change. We incubate ideas, advocate for systems change and accelerate impact. We push the limits of what is believed possible.

Minderoo Foundation is proudly Australian, independent, forward thinking and seeks effective, scalable solutions. Through bold, collaborative and selfless action, we seek to dismantle the systems that entrench inequality and advocate for a fairer future.

Minderoo's Communities Focus Area is dedicated to creating a future where all children reach their full potential in thriving communities. The 2030 Strategy centres efforts around the holistic needs of children, and their families and caregivers. Bodies of work have been developed to ensure society is attuned to these needs and the importance of supporting children, young people and their families through vibrant and connected communities. An additional workstream focused on empowering families and communities to attain economic dignity is under consideration. The Communities Focus Area will be strengthening its place-based, First Nations and partnerships engagement approach to these issues.

About the Opportunity

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Principal to join our Place Based team, playing a pivotal role in WA, enabling and driving positive transformations within communities.

Reporting to the Head of Place, you will work alongside strategic partners in developing strategies, managing projects, and collaborating with stakeholders to influence change and create opportunities to uplift child and community wellbeing.

Your day to day will include:

  • Gathering information from a variety of sources to offer new ideas and different viewpoints that may impact business units, leading to best practice approaches.
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders (community organisations, government bodies, NFP organisations, and industry partners) to identify opportunities, leverage resources and foster effective partnerships.
  • Contributing to the development of programs and initiatives focused on Place based Community Empowerment, overseeing the allocation of resources and funding to ensure programs meet community needs and positively impact our beneficiaries.
  • Mapping and analysis of target community’s ecosystem to identify leverage points and intervention opportunities for promoting positive change.

About You

The role is best suited to a collaborative, positive and responsive individual who can navigate cultural sensitivities and challenges associated with place-based community empowerment. In addition, the successful person will also have experience in the facilitation of partnership development and management and an established network within the broader Perth and outer rural regions of Western Australia.

First Nations candidates who have knowledge and understanding of working in and with First Nations people and their communities are preferred.

In terms of your background, you will ideally have:

  • Qualifications and/or equal experience in community engagement, social work, or community development.
  • Experience leading and improving community outcomes.
  • Strong stakeholder, program, and project management skills with the ability to converse to communicate well verbally and in writing to a range of audiences.
  • Knowledge of place-based strategies, and social equity principles, developing and delivering place-based approaches.

Next Steps

Please attach your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this opportunity, and highlighting your relevant experience.

Applications close: Wednesday 12th June 2024

Please note we reserve the right to close applications early should a suitable candidate be identified.

Minderoo Foundation embraces Equal Opportunity and promotes diversity. We actively encourage Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, people of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation, and those with Disability to apply.