Connections is a non-profit organisation which aims to build community through a number of initiatives throughout Australia. One of those initiatives is The Walking Bus, which aims to see children walk to school in a way that encourages a healthy lifestyle, is environmentally friendly, and builds community.
A fantastic position is available for a Coordinator of The Walking Bus. Our head office is based in the North-West Sydney region.
The position is permanent part-time, 20 hours per week.
This role will require flexibility as the work hours may be spread over several days during the week. The suitable applicant will also be required to start immediately. Ongoing training and supervision will be provided.
THE ROLE WILL INVOLVE:
Establishment of a new Walking Bus programs at selected schools
Research and establishment of suitable new Walking Bus routes
Develop relationships with current and future schools
Maintain and expand upon existing Walking Bus School programs
Expand upon the current program
Ensure the long-term sustainability of programs within schools
Contact with and support for the volunteers
Publishing a quarterly newsletter for the volunteers
Both visiting and contacting each of the participating schools on a regular basis
Organise regular training sessions for schools, Volunteers and participants
Working along side school principals, P&C's and Teachers, along with other organisations such as councils
Seeking and acquiring additional funding from other sources, such as government grants, and private sponsorship
Flexible hours that may increase in the future as the program is rolled out and additional funding is sourced
Reporting to Key Stakeholders about the ongoing growth of the program
Ongoing Staff Development and Training
APPLICANTS SHOULD HAVE THE FOLLOWING:
Adhere to the vision, values and mission statements of Connections
Excellent communication, organisational and management skills
Excellent and efficient time management skills
A registered car and valid drivers license
Energetic, innovative and self-motivated
Be well presented
Outgoing personality to be able to meet potential sponsors and stakeholders
Ability to work within a close team environment and take direction
Ability to lead other Coordinators working under you
Ability to operate at both the social and corporate level
Ability to construct and complete submissions, documents and applications
Excellent reporting skills
Good level of computer skills,
For more information on The Walking Bus, please visit www.walkingbus.com.au
All submissions should be submitted via email and contain your resume, covering letter, and any supporting materials to email@example.com.
All applications must quote in subject JOB ID: WB_FAC_JAN14
For further information contact Warren Weir on 0412 677 878.
Applications close C.O.B. FRIDAY 24TH JANUARY, 2014
Next Steering Committee: 29th April 2014 (to be confirmed)
Next Policy Committee: 7th June 2014
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