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Regional Community Development Manager (NT) - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Are you passionate about health promotion with skills and experience in leading community engagement and development? Are you interested in contributing to meaningful action that prevent alcohol and other drugs harms across Northern Territory?

· Rare opportunity to lead a Community Development team with a leading not-for-profit organisation

· Part-time, FTE 0.6, Ongoing role

· FTE $94,243 to $107,581 base plus super, with generous salary packaging options available

· Based in Darwin, NT with a hybrid of working from home and in the office

The ADF encourages cultural diversity, and our programs are reflective of our community partners, stakeholders, and community at large. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Working with us

The ADF provides a generous range of benefits and wellbeing initiatives, including:

· A generous not-for-profit salary packaging benefits of up to $15,900 for everyday living expenses, and Meal and Entertainment of up to $2,650 per FBT year

· Providing a truly flexible workplace including Purchased Leave, and other generous leave entitlements

· Additional 17.5% annual leave loading

· Internal and external learning and development opportunities

· Offering Health and Wellbeing initiatives including our Employee Assistance Program

The Role

The Regional Community Development Manager (NT) helps our communities to develop their resilience to reduce the harm of alcohol and other drugs. Alongside the State Manager SA/NT, this role manages and efficiently delivers an integrated collection of programs and projects within Northern Territory, maximising community benefits. The role will identify, develop, and build community partnerships and manage a highly motivated team.

The role requires contribution to program improvement and seeking opportunities for growth in alignment with business outcomes along with quality programs and funding compliance.

You will also be:

Identifying, building, and developing strategic partnerships to meet the ADF's objectives.
Building and maintaining key stakeholder relationships including local and territory Government representatives
Significantly contribute to the effective delivery of all operational requirements of ADF programs and funding compliance
Contributing to ongoing program improvement and development through the ability to align with and strengthen business outcomes
Monitoring performance of staff and contractors to ensure agreed targets, budgets, protocols, and processes are adhered to
Managing and participating in ADF promotional and educational events, presentations, and conferences in a variety of settings including community, corporate and Government

Please note: Due to the location of communities and sporting clubs it is likely that frequent travel, driver’s licence, and a regular access to a vehicle will be required.

For more information, please view the Position Description located on our careers page at

About You

You will thrive in an environment where you will lead, develop, and motivate others. You have excellent communication and collaboration skills. You are attuned to financial and commercial matters, whilst being results focused have excellent judgement and problem-solving skills.

You will possess:

· Relevant tertiary education in health promotion and/or social policy.

· Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage employees to achieve outcomes

· Experience in leading and delivering preventive health programs and products across different community settings

· Strong operational and project management skills and experience, successfully achieving targets and delivery expectations, within a community development setting.

· Strong promotional and business development expertise to achieve established targets and build stakeholder relationships.

· An understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD communities and culture together with an interest in working together with communities to achieve outcomes.

· Ability to manage NT based programs where the team are based in other states

· Ability to work autonomously, establishing credibility and professional engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders.

For more information, please view the Position Description located on our careers page at

About Us

Celebrating more than 60 years of service to the community, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is Australia's leading national organisation committed to inspiring positive change and delivering evidence-based approaches to minimise alcohol and drug harm.

For further information, please visit our website:

To Apply

Please include a resume and cover letter outlining your interest for the role.

Applications close 23rd January 2024 at 5pm AEST. Applicants will be contacted prior to the closing date, so please submit your application ASAP. Any application that does not address the application requirements will not be considered.


For enquiries, please contact the Sally Underdown, State Manager SA/NT via email on