Community Support Programs Manager

About the role:

Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) has an exciting opportunity for an innovative and passionate Community Support Programs Manager. The ideal candidate will have cultural knowledge and experience to work alongside multi-disciplinary teams, with desired experience in contract/funding application and management. If you are a leader that holds an invested interest in Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation and looking for career growth, then this role is for you!

In this role you will use your skills to provide strategic leadership, and funding stewardship to guide the Community Support Programs to fulfill the diversification of their services to empower our community. You will ensure MAC’s services align with objectives and values to contribute to the self-determination and fulfillment of our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities lives to promote and endorse support, health and justice for community.

At MAC we welcome passion, creativity, innovation and invite you to collaborate to support our community. We are all about positive contribution and advancement, which we know comes from our awesome team members and community members.

What we will give you!

  • Competitive salary package with salary packaging options.
  • Wellbeing Initiatives!
  • Christmas and New Year period gifted.
  • Culturally safe and inclusive work environment.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities and support.
  • Access to laptop, mobile phone, and flexible work arrangements.
  • Free and confidential Employment Assistance Program and more.

Key responsibilities:

  • You will manage a professional, customer focused and motivated team, within quantifiable performance and service delivery guidelines, in alignment with MAC objectives, goals and values.
  • You will provide support to direct reports with management of staffing, performance and leadership matters.
  • As part of the MAC Executive Team, you will work to support the organisation strategically and be a part of shaping the future of the organisation
  • You will foster a collaborative and positive team environment.
  • You will control and coordinate service delivery, and support the development of funding applications, tenders and new grant requests. As well as, coordinating budgetary and activity reports.
  • You will ensure development and management of programs to ensure compliance with all regulatory bodies and accounting standards.
  • You will consult and collaborate with key stakeholders to enhance service quality accessibility and responsiveness to gaps in services.
  • You will promote and integrate Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety practices within program activities and collaborate with diversity and inclusion initiatives to ensure services are culturally responsive.


  • It is desirable to hold qualifications in Community Services, Social Work (or relevant qualifications), preferably with a community organisation in an Aboriginal context.
  • 3+ years’ experience in management roles where managing staff to achieve positive outcomes has been a focus
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures preferably with established links to the local community.
  • Experience with tenders, contract negotiations or sourcing funds through successful submissions.
  • A current Driver’s Licence.
  • Victorian Working with Children Check.
  • Victorian Police Check that doesn’t disclose any serious offences, and an ability to maintain currency over the duration of the employment contract.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Knowledge of health and wellbeing issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Experience in managing and leading teams of differing specialties to ensure organisational alignment, capable staff and prioritised wellbeing.
  • Good record management, data collection and reporting capability.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build trust with community.
  • Experience in the community services field with strong community connections and networks across service providers, mainstream support and community sector.
  • Experience in tenders, contract negotiations or sourcing funds through successful.
  • Research, develop and negotiate with other bodies and members of the public on funding and partnership opportunities.

Working at MAC:

We are a Community Controlled Organisation (Not-for-profit) that has been servicing the Aboriginal and/Torres Strait Islander community since 1994 when it was established by local Aboriginal Community Members. The purpose of MAC was and continues to be promotion of a healthy and proud community through motivation, education and cultural acknowledgement while ensuring a sense of belonging. MAC has grown to over 30 staff members and is projected to grow exponentially over the coming years.

As MAC’s Community Support Program Manager, you will report to the General Manager, and have three teams of direct reports (18 or more team members). You will contribute positively to the multi-disciplinary Community Support Programs and engage and build external relationships with local stakeholders and agencies, with the common purpose of developing and improving programs objectives to advance Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community support, health and justice. You will harness our values of cultural proudness, empowerment, collaboration, respect, integrity and compassion in all aspects of your position within community and MAC and will have these values reciprocated. MAC promotes a supportive and culturally safe environment in all personal and professional realms. MAC will strive to support any professional development to advance your capabilities in successfully completing your role and responsibilities with numerous opportunities for growth within the organisation.

If this sounds like a workplace you would like to be a part of, then apply now!


If this role and organisation sounds like something you wish to be a part of, then act quick, and reach out to our People & Culture Officer to request the Position Description! 

We highly encourage applicants to review the position description before applying for the role. You can contact us at or call us at 02 6024 7599 for a confidential phone call.

In your application, please submit a brief cover letter, address the key selection criteria and an updated resume. This should not exceed 5 pages.

Applications are open until successfully filled.

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