Jobs at ICV

Senior Community Development Officer – Alice Springs

Are you passionate about closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage? Would you like the opportunity to contribute to a dynamic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation and its sustainability? If your answers are yes, then ICV has the opportunity for you!

ICV facilitates community and human development projects with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. We support Indigenous Australians to harness opportunities available to them and overcome social and economic disadvantage through community development and capacity building projects. Reconciliation that occurs through our volunteering initiatives is also an important outcome of our work.

We currently have an exciting and challenging opportunity for a suitably experienced Senior Community Development Officer to be based in our Alice Springs office.

ICV's Senior Community Development Officers (SCDOs) are the key link between our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities and volunteers.  Our SCDOs work at the grassroots level with Indigenous communities and volunteers to identify and implement development and capacity building projects.

The primary objective of our SCDO's is:

  1. To engage at the grassroots with Indigenous communities and organisations, clients and volunteers in order to identify, implement and manage community development projects;
  2. To ensure that relationships with and between volunteers, Indigenous communities and organisations, clients and other stakeholders are effective and achieve the outcomes anticipated by the projects undertaken;
  3. Initiating and implementing ICV projects by engaging with communities and volunteers about project identification, design, negotiation, management, and evaluation.
  4. Under the direction of more senior ICV staff, build and maintain relationships with other Indigenous and non-Indigenous stakeholders including government, non-government organisations, and corporate and professional partners.
  5. Undertake high profile and complex projects and extra duties as required and directed by Regional Manager.
  6. Working in a discrete sub-region to grow ICV's business by initiating and enabling effective program and project management in a region – including engagement with communities about program and project design, negotiation, management, and evaluation
  7. In conjunction with communities and volunteers, actively support the development of projects as well as the monitoring, recording  and evaluation of all projects undertaken according to ICV's CD Framework and D3 requirements;
  8. Provide guidance and support to Community Development Officers;
  9. Support the Regional Manager in their duties as directed by them.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate experience:

  • Establishing, maintaining and growing effective grassroots engagement with Indigenous people and communities – in urban, regional and remote locations. 
  • In engaging and partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of community development projects
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships with community groups.
  • Demonstrated information technology and database management skills
  • strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Skills or experience in volunteering, human and community development, capacity building or skills transfer projects. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery and coordination of projects in the context of Indigenous communities;
  • Experience working with urban, regional and or remote Indigenous people, young people and children;
  • Experience working in community development, capacity building or skills transfer sectors;
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring small and remote teams;
  • Ability to travel in regional and remote Australia;
  • Current drivers license, with no restrictions;
  • To utilise information databases and demonstrate effective written and communication  skills;
  • To develop and maintain positive relationships with representatives of communities, government, and non-government, corporate and professional organisations; and
  • To work respectfully, effectively and collaboratively and travel in diverse cultural and geographic locations.

Applications must include a written statement addressing the selection criteria.

For a full position description and selection criteria please email Daryl Phillips You can also visit for more information.

Applications close at 5:00 pm Friday 5th January 2018 and should be sent to


Indigenous Community Volunteers considers that being an Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational requirement for these positions under sub-s 35(1)(b)(ii) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT).

ICV aims to be an employer of choice for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other culturally and linguistically diverse Australians are encouraged to apply.