Community Development Manager – SCfC – Alice Springs Children’s Ground


Stronger Communities for Children Community (SCfC) Development Manager – Alice Springs

  • Join a growing not-for-profit organisation
  • $104,000 – $112,576 + super, generous salary packaging benefits
  • Full time contract ending December 2024 (extension subject to funding)
  • Relocation support available for interstate candidates

About Us

Children’s Ground is working to create an environment where families realise their aspirations for the next generation of children to be free from trauma and suffering, enjoy equity and safety, be able to grow into adulthood happy and healthy, and have agency over their social, cultural, political and economic life. To learn more about Children’s Ground and the work we do, visit our website: [link removed]

About the Job

Stronger Communities for Children (SCfC) is a community development program funded by the Australian Government to support local governance and the delivery of services for children, young people and families in the remote communities of Atitjere and Engawala. Children’s Ground’s role is primarily as a facilitating partner, sub-contracting organisations to deliver programs in line with community aspirations and SCfC outcomes. This role also involves supporting the delivery of activities, led by local community members. A key characteristic of this project is the importance of local community ownership in decision-making regarding contracting as well as design and delivery of services while reflecting the community’s vision of a strong and safe community.

This position will be responsible for oversighting and delivering this project within the context of the Children’s Ground Approach and in the context of Children’s Ground’s Central Australian operations. 

Regular remote travel and outdoor work is a key component of the role.  It is expected the incumbent will travel, live and work with communities on average 3-4 days per week for 3 weeks of every month.

About You

The person employed in the role will have excellent community development skills and the ability to work with all members of a community. Engagement, empowerment and fostering of leadership skills through governance capacity will be key outcomes of this position. Developing a solid understanding of the community’s needs and issues, and current research about what works to improve the health, development and wellbeing of Aboriginal children, young people and families will be crucial to the success of the role.

As such, the ideal candidate must be skilled in communicating with multiple stakeholders at one time and possess an ability to broker conversation between local community leaders and various government, NFP and NGO agencies. 

Further, this role will require an active person who is capable of working regularly in outdoor conditions and can cope with sitting, standing and moving around in outdoor settings, including getting in and out of motor vehicles.

Please see the position description on the Children’s Ground website for further information. 

We invite you to walk with us on this unique journey…

Please apply via Seek and upload your current resume and 2-page pitch. 

Your pitch should tell us more about who you are, what you are passionate about, what interests you about the role and why you may be a good fit for Children’s Ground and this position, along with your current resume.

Selection criteria in the position description will guide how to frame your pitch and will provide some idea about the content of an interview.

Applications close on Thursday 17 August 2023.


In line with our workforce development strategy, Children’s Ground strongly encourages and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.