Community Engagement Coordinator in Gladstone with Central Queensland University

Job Description

About this Opportunity

  • Fixed Term (until 30.06.2024), Full Time
  • Gladstone Region engaging in action Together (GRT)
  • CQUniversity Gladstone
  • Total Remuneration $108,353 to $118,502 pa (including salary of $91,560 to $100,136 plus 17% superannuation and 12.96% leave loading)

Join a team driven to create the social change required to enable opportunity, equity and quality of life for everyone in the Gladstone Region.

Your New Team


Is the Backbone Team supporting Gladstone Region engaging in action Together (GRT). The team leads a collective impact project under the Stronger Places, Stronger People initiative of the Australian Government in partnership with Queensland Government. You will be joining a new team, working alongside community in a place-based, community-led journey to improved community wellbeing.

Your New Role


In this role, your dynamic and collaborative approach will drive GRT’s community engagement ensuring that community voice is heard and lived experience informs the work.

You will provide day-to-day facilitation of GRT’s community engagement including responsibility for the community engagement plan, stakeholder register and issues register. You will ensure actions are recorded and responded to and monitor and evaluate qualitative data including stakeholder feedback and community perceptions to further shape the community engagement strategy and communications.

The role has accountabilities in support of sector partnership and research activities as directed by the Projects and Partnerships Lead, supports communications and message development and reports to the GRT Executive Director.

Position Requirements


Commitment to the vision and values of GRT and act at all times in the best interests of the Gladstone Region community.


  • 3-5 years work experience including proven community engagement and coordination experience
  • Demonstrated success in building and maintaining relationships with community stakeholders
  • Strong community engagement skills
  • Strong facilitation skills and experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Creativity, courage and innovation to think outside the box
  • Event management skills and experience
  • The presence to inspire confidence in external audiences and to build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • High emotional intelligence and professionalism and ability to adapt communications to meet the needs of diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to thrive in a fluid, unstructured, entrepreneurial environment
  • Flexibility and the ability to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed
  • Commitment to collective impact concepts
  • Existing relationships with, or ability to build relationships with, diverse stakeholders


Applicants must be eligible for a Blue Card.



Apply today for a career that changes lives


Applications Close: 11:59pm, Friday, 17 September 2021


Job Requisition ID: 1059


Contact Details:

Lorna McGinnis



When submitting your application, please include:


Your Current CV or Resume, and a 1-2 page Cover Letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience and suitability for the position. Please note, applicants for the position must have full time work rights.

CQUniversity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.