Community Engagement Coordinator

  • Reach out, inspire and motivate others
  • Make a difference every day
  • Get out from behind a desk
  • Work with a small and dynamic team
  • Flexible, part-time hours

About Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch is a community-based, not-for-profit, which aims to improve the quality of life within neighbourhoods by promoting closer community ties and minimising preventable crime. We work with community members, Victoria Police and others to create strong, cohesive, connected, informed, empowered, inclusive communities where people have less fear of crime and feel safer and more secure.

Why you will love working with us

At Neighbourhood Watch you’ll find an environment that is positive, supportive, friendly fun, inspiring, challenging, collaborative and flexible. We are tiny, but mighty, with a small, dynamic team where you can be yourself, get to roll up your sleeves, play a direct role in growing our brand and feel good to your soul that you are helping to inspire others and create change every day.

Where you come in

You will have an impact by:

  • Developing and managing effective relationships with community members and leaders, community-based organisations, businesses and other State, regional and local stakeholders to help grow our brand and increase support.
  • Driving development and implementation of a state-based community engagement strategy and evaluating its effectiveness.
  • Motivating communities and other stakeholders to join/support Neighbourhood Watch, take action towards crime prevention and play an active role in our groups, community programs and activities.
  • Working with our local Neighbourhood Watch groups in their communities across Victoria.
  • Identifying opportunities to increase community engagement activity that supports Neighbourhood Watch projects and programs.
  • Planning and managing logistics of community events and helping to develop community engagement communications and materials.

Our ideal “you” will:

  • Have confidence, energy and infectious enthusiasm to be a strong and passionate advocate for Neighbourhood Watch Victoria.
  • Have a desire to work with and inspire others to achieve change, particularly at the grassroots community level.
  • Be a proactive, dynamic self-starter with endless initiative, a “can-do” attitude, great ideas and a determination to see projects through from start to finish.
  • Enjoy being out of the office, connecting face-to-face with people, services and communities.
  • Be adept at quickly understanding organisational needs and processes, building relationships, creating engagement and developing solutions.
  • Have a curiosity and innate ability to anticipate needs, identify gaps, think outside the box, and come up with creative ways to inform, educate and engage communities and grow support.
  • Love to think big, bring fresh ideas to the table and are ready to roll up your sleeves and make things happen.
  • Juggle multiple tasks and competing priorities with ease by prioritising your work and areas of focus.
  • Be immensely approachable and personable, love talking and connecting with people, are confident presenting in front of groups and have knack for motivating and inspiring others to get involved.

This role requires:

  • Significant relevant experience in a community engagement or outreach-type role, with comparable goals and responsibilities.
  • Highly effective relationship management skills with demonstrated success in building a strong rapport with stakeholders, proactively managing issues and creating engagement.
  • Excellent communication, people and presentation skills; someone who can frame organisational messages in a clear, concise, compelling and engaging way and make effective, valued connections.
  • Demonstrated experience planning and running high quality, successful events with a range of stakeholders.
  • A dynamic self-starter, who can work independently, but also has the flexibility, agility and willingness to work as part of a team and contribute towards team goals.
  • Highly effective, planning, organisational and time management skills and experience juggling competing tasks and prioritising work.
  • Ability to work respectfully and sensitively in cross-cultural contexts and with a range of stakeholders, from community-based volunteers to State agencies.
  • Capacity and flexibility to occasionally work outside of normal business hours and travel within Victoria as required. Must hold a full Victorian driver’s licence and have access to a vehicle.

Interested in joining us?

We’d love to hear from you. Send your resume and a cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the role and why you’re the community engagement coordinator for us, by emailing

Applications close on Monday 21 January at 5pm.

For more information, please refer to the position description or email