Business Development Manager – HOST International – Sydney NSW


KaarWork HOST International

Sydney NSW

Regional Opportunities Australia (ROA) is a new NFP entity established by HOST International to help migrants and refugees move from cities to regional Australia and connect them with employment and business opportunities.

ROA aims to positively transform the lives of migrants and refugees by helping them obtain employment, build successful businesses and fulfilling lives, so they can make meaningful contributions to the Australian economy and society.

HOST International is a not for profit company limited by guarantee committed to working wisely, creatively and carefully to help create a better, safer future for displaced people and host communities around the world.

The Business Development Manager (BDM) will report to the Chief Executive Officer, ROA and will be responsible for engaging with migrants/refugees and regional communities. Working closely with regional stakeholders, the BDM will identify employment and business opportunities for clients. As the key link between clients and stakeholders, the BDM will support each migrant/refugee through various stages of the journey including onboarding, identifying employment and/or business opportunities in a regional area, relocation to a regional area and providing post-placement support. This is a maximum term contract for 2 years.

Key Responsibilities:

– Identify employment and small business opportunities in regional areas;
– Identify and onboard migrants/refugees who would like to settle in regional areas;
– Maintain ROA’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system;
– Develop bespoke support plans and implement the same through a “case management model” to get migrant/refugee “ready” for a job or small business opportunity in regional area;
– Liaise with external support organisations and mentors to ensure that ROA clients receive the desired quality support in timely manner;
– Organise “regional exploration visits” through bus trips to introduce migrants/refugees to regional areas and the various opportunities;
– Relocation to regional areas and guiding migrant/refugee obtain the government’s financial support (if eligible) aimed at supporting people moving to regional areas;
– Guide regional employers to on obtaining various government support (if eligible) to help with attracting skilled labour force to their businesses and organisations;
– Placement in regional area at an employment or small business opportunity and ensuring that the employer and local community is provided with cultural training to appropriately receive migrant/refugee;
– Identification and placement of mentors at workplace and community to guide new migrants/refugees in their new life in regional areas;
– Provision of post-settlement support and monitoring including engaging with mentors and obtaining ongoing information about the settlement of migrants/refugees;
– Representing ROA at regional forums where appropriate; and
– Undertaking other program implementation activities to ensure smooth delivery of services.

Essential Selection Criteria:

– Tertiary qualifications in Business, Community Services Management and / or demonstrated experience in the NFP industry;
– Experience in developing and delivering resources and programs for a range of stakeholder groups including ethnic minority groups and people from a CALD background;
– A minimum of two years’ experience working in the NFP sector;
– Strong understanding of local communities as well as the drivers of change;
– High level interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders to foster effective working relationships;
– Ability to travel to regional areas, work under limited direction, including experience in planning, prioritising and organising work for self and others to achieve goals and deadlines;
– Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office based computing applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; and
– A proactive, collaborative mindset and demonstrated capacity to work independently and within a team environment.
– While experience working in Employment Services is valued, experience in customer orientated and results focused environments such as hospitality, retail, recruitment will also be highly regarded.

Proficiency in Arabic, Tamil, Persian or other refugee language groups will also be highly regarded however it is not essential. You’ll be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to an energetic workplace that’s filled with inspiring and motivated people.

In return for your sought-after skills and experience, HOST offers the following benefits:

– Base salary commensurate with skills and experience
– Generous NFP salary packaging of up to $15,900 of your salary being tax free
– Flexible working arrangements; and
– Study and professional development days.

It is a requirement that all applicants meet the following:

– Have the right to work in Australia;
– A National Police Check; and
– Agree to social media screening as part of pre-employment checks.
– Regional Opportunities Australia is an equal employment opportunity employer, we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians and candidates with culturally diverse backgrounds.

Please attach your CV and cover letter addressing the essential criteria.

Successful candidates will be subject to background checks, social media screening and criminal history checks prior to commencement.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 11PM, Friday 19 April 2019.

The application form will include these questions:

– Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
– How many years’ experience do you have as a business development manager?
– Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?
– Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
– How many years’ experience do you have as an operations manager?

Job Type: Contract


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