Job Portal - Rural Aid - Supporting Rural Communities
Job TitleCommunity Area Representative
LocationCentral Qld - Longreach / Barcaldine / Blackall or Alpha regions

Primary Objective
The primary purpose of this role is to represent Rural Aid within the Longreach/Barcaldine/Blackall or Alpha regions talking to stakeholders, primary producers, government representatives, donors and corporate partners about the roles of Rural Aid including the support provided before, during and after natural disasters.
Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities include but are not limited to:
• Promote and advocate Rural Aid programs and services in rural and regional areas;
• Develop and maintain information in systems (eg CRM) about what services, support and resources are available from Rural Aid and other related organisations and sectors;
• Point of contact for farmers and communities when providing support through natural disasters and sustainable activities;
• Collaborate and partner with local, state and federal governments, private sector and other charitable organisations to support farmers and communities and facilitate access to support services.
• Develop and maintain effective relationships with external service providers;
• Contribute to identifying and advising on opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships that contribute to Rural Aid’s strategic objectives;
• Represent Rural Aid to various agencies and professional networks and rural communities;
• Participate and contribute to community events (eg Farm Community Events, Hay Drops, Fundraising activities);
• Undertake a range of support tasks within agreed timeframes, budget and standards; and
• Report and advise across activities.

Qualifications & Experience we are seeking for this position include:
• Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills with proven experience in connecting and engaging with individuals and groups;
• A farming or related background and/or knowledge of rural Australia, with a passion to make a difference;
• Highly computer literate with strong MS Office and CRM skills
• Willing and able to work remotely and unsupervised;
• Team player aligned to Rural Aid vision and values

To apply:
Please submit your covering letter (maximum 1x A4 page) and professional resume to Susan Markham, HR Lead using the apply button below. Applications close Sunday 24 October 2021. Rural Aid encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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