NGO Recruitment’s Fundraising Salary Snapshot 2021

General Manager Dandenong

Organisation Name Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)
Location Dandenong
Date Posted 2021-04-22
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 705017
  • Join Australia's largest asylum seeker advocacy, aid and health organisation
  • Open a new Integrated Service Hub in Dandenong
  • Suited to senior candidates with established careers in leadership


The Organisation

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is both a place and a movement. As the largest independent not-for-profit human rights organisation in Australia, ASRC programs support and empower people seeking asylum and refugees to maximise their physical, mental and social wellbeing. As a movement, ASRC mobilise and unite communities to create lasting social and policy change.

ASRC is opening a new Integrated Service Hub (ISH) in Dandenong, Victoria with a goal of creating access to diverse services and programs that increase the wellbeing of people seeking asylum through social and economic participation in the south-east region.

Benefits & Culture         
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Salary, meals and entertainment packaging
  • The ASRC offers Flexible Working Arrangements, including the ability to work remotely
  • Free onsite vehicle and bicycle parking, and close proximity to public transport
  • Additional discretionary leave provisions including:
    • Bonus Paid Leave over the December-January Holiday Season
    • Leave due to Cultural or Religiously Significant Events
    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Leave
    • Leave for Staff Seeking Asylum
    • Gender Affirmation Leave

The Role

The general manager of the ISH will be a strong leader and visionary who will serve as the champion for the cause, unlocking opportunities and resources for people seeking asylum. As the custodian of the ASRC brand and culture and managing a small but growing team, success in this role will be determined by your ability to:
  • Be an influencer, building partnerships with local and state community organisations
  • Form relationships within community, government, steering groups and businesses leaders
  • Empower your team to support program delivery and champion wellbeing in the centre
  • Establish local governance and risk management frameworks across the Dandenong ISH
  • Develop, implement and maintain a successful values-aligned satellite site.
Ultimately, a measure of success in this position is that the ISH becomes recognised and valued as a gathering place for people seeking asylum and an access point for community activities, programs, services and events that positively impact lives.

Skills Required

You’re an experienced executive in the delivery of integrated community achieving success via your forward thinking, empathetic and strategic approach. You’re also able to demonstrate:
  • A strong commitment to social justice
  • Experience identifying sector development needs and opportunities with local partners
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with members, providers and community leaders
  • Management and coaching skills that create positive and high performing teams
  • Understanding or lived experience of the issues affecting people seeking asylum and the refugee community

If you are passionate about playing a lead role in the realisation of this innovative community-based centre for people seeking asylum in the south-eastern region of Melbourne, please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above.  Contact Anna Skeels for details.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.