Jobs: Manager, Healthy Communities – Sydney NSW

Manager, Healthy Communities

New leadership role

Development and delivery of innovative, community-based harm reduction responses to alcohol and other
drugs use and homophobic and same sex domestic violence.

GLBT and HIV Communities


· A newly created senior management role leading ACON’s Healthy Communities Program which brings together our highly respected and professional alcohol and other drugs and anti homophobic and same sex domestic violence program response teams.
· Lead and inspire 10 full time, part time and volunteer staff across two multidisciplinary teams in designing, implementing and evaluating innovative, evidence-based and highly effective drug and alcohol and anti-homophobic and same sex domestic violence programs and services to ACON’s communities.
· Strengthen ACON’s partnerships and stakeholder relationships with a wide range of non-government and government agencies in related policy, clinical, research and program delivery settings.
· Provide professional harm reduction policy and program advice to ACON leadership and services.
· Work with leading clinicians, researchers and health promoters.
· 35 hours/week, three year contract full-time position.
· Sydney based (Surry Hills).
· Excellent working environment.


· Excellent practice-based understanding of harm reduction principles and approaches demonstrated in a successful track record of programmatic application.
· Excellent understanding of health promotion principles and practice.
· Proven experience in successful design and delivery of community-based programs and services aimed at reducing harms associated with drug and alcohol use, including delivery of NSP services.
· High level experience in effective drug and alcohol policy development, implementation and evaluation.
· An understanding of the nature of and precursors to homophobic and same sex domestic violence and a passion for developing effective responses to it.
· Experience in establishing and sustaining effective liaison and partnerships with other organisations and services, both government and non-government.
· Excellent communication and presentation skills.
· Effective and empathetic interpersonal, team leadership and management skills.
· Understanding of and commitment to ACON’s communities of service particularly people with HIV.


· Australia’s largest community-based GLBT* health and HIV/AIDS organisation.
· Established record of effectively and pro-actively addressing the HIV epidemic and considered as one of the worldwide leaders in HIV prevention.
· Award-winning campaigns: 2011 Caples Awards and 2010 ADMA Awards for the national campaign Wear it with Pride.


Download a job pack from the ACON website ( or contact our reception after 11am Monday – Friday on 02 9206 2000. All applications must include a completed application form (from job pack), a document addressing the Selection Criteria (from job pack) and a copy of your resume. Applications for this position close 5pm Monday 18 November 2011.
ACON is an EEO employer and encourages people with HIV, in particular, to apply.
*GLBT = gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender