Library Partnerships and Engagement Coordinator

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Monique Godbehere
Contact Number
(03) 8571 5244
Greater Dandenong City Council, VIC


Library Partnerships and Engagement Coordinator

Work type: Permanent Full Time

Location: Dandenong

Department: Community Strengthening

Library Partnerships and Engagement Coordinator

$106,457 - $119,122 pa (plus super)

Permanent Full Time

About Us

Located 35km to the southeast of Melbourne, Greater Dandenong City Council covers 129 square kilometres and has a population of over 169,000 people. The central activities district is Melbourne's second largest retail and commercial centre and includes large shopping complexes at Dandenong and Keysborough as well as the highly popular Dandenong Market.

Greater Dandenong City Council is the most culturally diverse locality in Australia, with residents from over 150 different birthplaces, nearly two-thirds of whom were born overseas. Key industries include manufacturing, health care and social assistance, retail trade, wholesale trade and transport.

We are a progressive organisation of exceptional character that offers a dynamic and rewarding work environment to approximately 900 employees. We recognise that our staff are vital to the delivery of excellent service to our community and the achievement of our long-term vision. We invest in the development of our people, and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest.

About the role

The Library Partnerships and Engagement Coordinator sits within our vibrant and energetic Library Services team at the City of Greater Dandenong. The team works across the municipality to deliver services, programs and resources for our uniquely diverse local communities.

The successful applicant will seek and maintain key partnerships, coordinate the development and evaluation of Library programs and events in line with strategic outcomes, activate Library and outreach spaces and coordinate library print and social media.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of principles and practices of contemporary library services, strong leadership and strategic thinking skills. You will have experience in project planning, implementation, and evaluation along with high level consultation, networking and advocacy skills. You will have a demonstrated ability to build relationships, seek input, and advocate with a wide cross section of community, Council, and other government stakeholders.

Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.

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You may be required to undertake practical testing, work preference profiling / psychometric testing, functional capacity assessment (physical) or aptitude testing.

The successful candidate will be asked to produce a clear Working with Children Check and will be asked toconsent to a national police check (and where relevant an ‘international criminal history check’), subject to the operation of spent conviction laws. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Benefits of working with us

Council believes in providing an environment where staff thrive, both in the work they do and in how they learn and develop as people and professionals. Our workplace has an inclusive and diverse culture which encourages innovation and supports your work and life balance. There are plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and grow your career within our expanding and diverse organisation.

For more information about our benefits, please visit our careers page: Working with Us

Council will consider flexible working arrangements for all positions. We embrace our diverse community and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

Council is commitment to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and promoting cultural safety and wellbeing for childrenwith zero tolerance for child abuse and harm.

Further Information: Monique Godbehere, (03) 8571 5244

Applications close: 5pm, Friday, 19th April 2024

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