Community Engagement Library Information Service Coordinator

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Maria Kinnes
Contact Number
0417 655 778
Vision Australia - Kooyong, VIC




Community Engagement Library Information Service Coordinator

Reference Number 21213
Position Title Community Engagement Library Information Service Coordinator
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Hours Per Week 38.00
  • Community Engagement & Library Information Services
  • Full time Opportunity
  • Kooyong Location right next to public transport
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Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia.

Vision Australia exists to support people who are blind or have low vision to live the life they choose. Vision Australia provides services to more than 25,500 people clients from 35 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

An exciting opportunity awaits an experienced Community Engagement & Information Library Service Coordinator to join our team in Vision Australia Library based at Kooyong.


As a Community Engagement & Information Library Service Coordinator at Vision Australia you will: 

  • Develop and implement comprehensive strategies, project briefs and programs for community engagement and service wide marketing and promotion.
  • Manage the partnerships with public libraries, educational institutions, community groups and allied organisations, including the development and delivery of comprehensive training programs to enable partners to provide active support.
  • Coordinate the delivery of library outreach programs and presentations to ensure appropriate and adequate staffing.
  • Develop Library marketing collateral in line with the VA branding story
  • Arrange and supervise volunteers to assist with identified supporting tasks within the Community Engagement functions.
  • Manage the Procedures and Work Instructions for the Community Engagement functions.
  • Contribute to the development and application of the annual business plan in order to support and meet the Vision Australia strategic plan.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Minimum requirement is eligibility for Associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association with relevant experience in coordinating community engagement and marketing functions within a wider library environment.
  • Public library experience and good understanding of PLVN and the public library structure/ funding and focus in Vic, NSW and other states.
  • Experience in networking and building partnerships and attracting new members to our library community.
  • Understanding of PLVN specialist programs such as the “libraries change lives” program.
  • Experience in designing, delivering and managing successful partnerships and marketing campaigns.
  • Experience in designing and hosting successful community engagement events.
  • High level skills in developing engaging and positive return marketing collateral.
  • Skills in using and promoting services via Social Media, particularly Twitter and Facebook.
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability and experience in speaking to large and small groups in a confident and friendly way
  • Able to demonstrate and teach technology face to face and over the phone to a wide range of people in positive clear way.
  • Have the ability to answer questions on the spot relating to library and general VA issues.
  • Proven ability to coordinate and oversee successful staff and volunteers at community engagement events and promotions

Working as part of Vision Australia you will enjoy a values based organisation with benefits including:

  • Friendly values based working environments
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Exciting career paths
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements

We’re always on the lookout for energetic, motivated people who share our values to be Person Centred, Accountable, Collaborative, Commercially Focused and Agile.

Do you want to become a part of a team that supports a future where our clients have the opportunity like never before to live the life they choose? Please select the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process.

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Candidates should address the essential job competencies as outlined the position description and should also consider and be able to demonstrate Vision Australia’s organisational values which are central to the organisation’s culture. Applications should be uploaded as a word file. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

As part of Vision Australia’s commitment to being an inclusive employer and embedding a culture where staff, volunteers and clients can be themselves and feel safe, and to protecting the best interests and safety of children and vulnerable people, successful applicants will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to 

We encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.

Contact Person Maria Kinnes
Contact Number 0417655778
Alternate Contact Person Marnie Rose-Smith
Alternate Contact Number 03 9864 9606
Closing Date 01/03/2020
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