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The AIS is responsible for leading and enabling a united high performance system that supports Australia’s current and aspiring Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games athletes to achieve podium success. The AIS Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement (AW&E) Branch leads the system’s development and delivery of services designed to improve an athletes’ ability to effectively navigate critical points throughout and beyond their sporting career.As the Community Engagement Adviser, you will form part of a high energy and performance based team striving to develop, initiate and embed community based programs into Australia’s elite sporting system. These programs can use existing stakeholder relationships, resources, and frameworks, however, you will be required to think creatively and innovatively to develop your own ‘tools’ and ideas to succeed in the role.You will need to build effective and meaningful relationships with key stakeholders, including; National Sporting Organisations, National Institute Network, community and charity groups, internal colleagues, Sport Australia staff, and most importantly, elite athletes within our AIS system.The Community Engagement Adviser will form part of the AIS Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement team. The AW&E’s vision is to create an environment where “Australian athletes can learn, thrive and contribute to the community during their time in high-performance sport and life afterwards”. Ability to work collaboratively as a teamThrives in challenging environments and situationsAbility to show initiative and work independentlyEffective communicator able to build meaningful and respectful relationshipsCan think innovatively and outside the box, and deliver on those ideasAppreciates the demands and pressures of an elite athleteDemonstrated experience of developing unique and interesting athlete, and/or community, and/or charity programsConnectedness to the community, and understand the value community groups and programs play in societyCan prioritise the needs and requirements of AIS and AW&E The position is located in Canberra (other location may be considered depending on applications) for a fixed term until 30th June 2021Salary = $90 203 - $103 998 per annum + up to 15.4% superannuation.Applications close 5.00pm AEST Thursday 27th June 2019 (no late applications will be accepted).Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.Job Description Australia - ACT ACT

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