Enterprise Coordinator

Are you ready to be part of an innovative and exciting community organisation? If so Impact Communities needs you. Impact Communities is the community arm of Workskills Inc., and delivers a range of youth, family and community programs and initiatives across Tasmania and beyond.

Impact Communities has successfully tendered for the Empowering YOUth Initiative. YES shop is a social enterprise for young people (YP) to create and sell their own products and services on-line and through pop-up stores/markets using uniquely-designed retail modules. YES Shop harnesses the YP’s interests and skills. They will decide on the products and services they produce (e.g. creative arts, gifts, woodwork, photography, web design).

YES Shop has a ‘whole of community’ focus where local businesses and community members partner to achieve the outcomes; giving YP real life exposure to employers, their local communities and beyond.

The Enterprise Coordinator will take responsibility for the commercial and operational management of the YES Shop social enterprise and lead the strategic development of social entrepreneurship within the initiative. They will lead the overall direction of the Social Enterprise according to the organisation’s values ensuring excellence and innovation in the delivery of advocacy activities. A major part of this role will include identifying market and product opportunities for Young People, managing the commercial return of YES Shop. As part of this role, they will identify and develop employment opportunities for YES Shop youth, including supported employment opportunities whilst maintaining a high standard of service and product offering across YES shop social enterprise.

Impact Communities is involved in wide range of community and youth programs, and is developing many new partnerships and programs to meet our vision of “Realising potential and achieving goals”. Our mission is to increase opportunities for people and communities by delivering effective and innovative programs and services that address unmet needs.

The position includes a fully maintained company vehicle, salary packaging, five weeks annual leave and twelve days flex leave.

If you believe you can bring this skill set to the Impact Team, please contact our Impact Communities Manager, Mark Boonstra on 0362625400 to discuss the position. Please email HR@workskills.org.au for the position description and selection criteria. To be considered for this role, you will need to address selection criteria (max 200 words per criteria), include a cover letter and two referees. Applicants who do not address selection criteria will not be considered.

Workskills Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications are open until COB Friday 31st March 2017

All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence

For more information on what Workskills are all about please got to www.workskills.org.au