Executive Officer

The Interfaith Network City of Greater Dandenong


Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Industry Award 2010

Social and Community Services Employee

Classification – Level 4 – pay point 4 – $42.25 per hour

Permanent Part-time


Interfaith Network City of Greater Dandenong (IFN)

Level 1, 39 Clow Street Dandenong VIC 3175

The position of Executive Officer comes under the employment of the Executive Committee of Governance of The Interfaith Network of the City of Greater Dandenong.


Position Objectives

  • To provide oversight, support and overall management, planning and leadership for all aspects of the IFN.
  • To be the first point of contact for any interfaith/multifaith enquiries and promote the aims and objectives of the IFN.
  • To supervise and lead the staff employed by the IFN to achieve their potential and maximum outcomes in their stated roles.
  • To work with other local faiths, spiritual traditions, other interfaith/multifaith organisations and community groups.
  • To work closely with local government, agencies and organisations to support existing and new programs and initiatives that enhances the role and function of the IFN.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Support the Executive Committee, staff and volunteers in daily activities and as requested.
  • Deliver on all activities and functions of the IFN and set down by the Executive Committee.
  • Applying for grants.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • To work as part of a team.
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment within the confines of the IFN office.

Organisational Relationships

  • Reports to President
  • Internal Liaisons IFN staff and volunteers, participants and visitors
  • External Liaisons Faith Leaders, Schools, Community Service Organisations, Local, State and Federal Governments and community

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and organisations.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with members, volunteers, participants and visitors.
  • Empathy and cultural awareness, including the ability to liaise with and build trust and rapport with and between diverse faith groups, leaders and volunteers in the community.
  • Communicate at a professional level that is expected in an office and community environment.
  • Knowledge and skills necessary for applying for grants.
  • Maintain a high level of understanding, respect and compassion.
  • Ability to problem solve and minimise risk.
  • Ability to apply a high level of detail to both written and verbal requirements.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a small team.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Tertiary Degree in Social Science, Community Development, Education, Faith or a related discipline, or significant years of experience in a similar field.
  • Experience and understanding in areas of faith, interfaith and multifaith settings preferable.
  • Strong organisational and management skills including event planning and volunteer management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to present and speak publicly and produce high quality written reports.
  • Technology skills including the use of online meeting applications and computer programs including Microsoft Office, WordPress and Social Media.


  • Current Police Check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Level 2 First Aid Certificate
  • Drivers’ licence and access to motor vehicle

IFN Information

The IFN believes in harm prevention by educating and empowering people to strive for harmony, to come together and collectively engage in building trust aiming for relationships that endure beyond any differences.  The IFN is an Equal Opportunity employer and committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities.  The IFN is a child safe organisation.


Please forward your expressions of interest and resume to administration@interfaithnetwork.org.au