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Communications Co-ordinator CHIA Vic

The $5.3 billion Big Housing Build is Victoria’s largest-ever investment in social and affordable housing, with the community housing sector selected to deliver the majority of the new homes. This is your opportunity to lead the communications that guide the sector, media and the wider community.

CHIA Victoria is the community housing peak body, and we’re on the search for a dynamic and switched-on Communication Co-ordinator, who will be responsible for the quality and effectiveness of all CHIA Vic’s communications.

Reporting to CHIA Vic’s CEO, you will work closely with sector members, government authorities, and media co-ordinating and delivering key communications that increase awareness and improve the recognition and reputation of the community housing sector in line with the vision and mission of CHIA Vic.

In addition to managing regular communications such as the monthly e-bulletin, quarterly online magazine and annual report, you will be responsible for developing media communications, including social media as well as traditional media opportunities.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Communications Co-ordinator to work in a sector experiencing unprecedented growth and public interest.

As Communications Co-ordinator, you will join CHIA Vic’s friendly and supportive work environment that values inclusiveness and diversity, and a staff committed to social justice and fairness.

Read the position description here.

Application submissions should be emailed to

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 17th November 2021.


Chief Executive Officer – CHIA Victoria

The Community Housing Industry Association Victoria (CHIA Victoria) is Victoria’s peak body for Community Housing Associations. CHIA Victoria champions the growth of not-for-profit housing organisations as the most effective way to ensure all Victorians can afford a safe place to call home, their mission is to lead, strengthen and grow a skilled, diverse and agile community housing sector.

As they embark on this leadership change, the new CEO will continue to build the impact,
effectiveness and reputation of CHIA Victoria as the voice of Community Housing for the State.

Building on the solid foundations you will be instrumental in the growth and strategic delivery of the long-term business plan.

You will be an effective and credible communicator, representing CHIA Victoria and its members at State level, engaging persuasively with Members of Parliament and government officials. Building strong and effective relationships with other industry bodies and stakeholders will be an important dimension of your role.

Your financial and business acumen will enable you to identify and capitalise on opportunities to generate additional income streams and to develop products and services that enable members to deliver more and better housing services.

Working with a supportive and committed Board you will assume overall responsibility and exhibit excellent skills in the planning, leadership, management and performance of the organisation and its people along with ensuring sound governance and financial management.

You bring excellent oral and written presentation skills to this role, along with previous experience negotiating, influencing and consulting with a range of stakeholders. You will have a record of successful engagement with government departments and elected officials, understanding the advocacy and promotional roles of industry peak bodies.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to social justice and reform, with the ability to frame and articulate a clear vision for the community housing sector across Victoria.

You will think ahead, anticipate and respond flexibly to change and have a strong strategic sense and excellent judgement with the passion and resilience to continue the visionary leadership style of the organisation to achieve strategic goals in accordance with the vision, mission and values.

You have previous experience of working directly to a Board of Directors and a high-level
understanding of corporate governance. Formal qualifications or extensive experience in business management, public policy or public administration would be highly regarded.

A competitive base salary and excellent benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate in line with their skills and experience.

Download the Candidate Information Pack.

You must meet the above criteria and have Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency Status to be considered for this position, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For a confidential discussion and more information contact Mark Williams on 0450 311272, for email enquiries and application submissions please forward in Word format to

Closing date for applications is Monday 15th November 2021.



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