Streetgames Community Mobilisation & Social Marketing Coordinator

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GippSport is recruiting a new exciting position for a highly motivated and innovative person to be responsible for the programmatic design and implementation of the Latrobe Streetgames and Recreation Project, an initiative of the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone.

The Latrobe Streetgames program is a fun and informal version of sport operating at the right time, for the right price, in the right place and in the right style to engage people not-engaged in the traditional community sport system.  Primarily our target audience is young people aged 14-25yrs old living in areas of disadvantage, experiencing barriers to traditional sport (accessibility, cost, awareness etc) or whom are not interested in traditional community sport.

Successful delivery of this program will provide vibrant, varied, fun and social sport sessions in the community with an emphasis on building engagement & developing youth leadership.  An equitable program of activities will be on offer in local communities, in particular providing opportunities that reflect the demographic of the local community.  This program aims to be used as a way to integrate young people within the community, as well as support wider social outcomes such as youth action, health and community safety whilst working in partnership with other regional support agencies.

This is a hands on position, where the Community Mobilisation & Social Marketing Coordinator (CMSMC) will support all aspects of the Latrobe Streetgames and Recreation project.  Through this role we’re primarily seeking to mobilise young people across the Latrobe City municipality and engage them in the Streetgames program.  You’ll have an understanding of marketing and communications, primarily the use of social media as a vehicle for communicating with our target cohort of young people aged 14-25.  The CMSMC will act as the focal point for the online community, overseeing needs, community building, increasing visibility of Latrobe streetgames programs and actively supporting potential participants.

An appropriate qualification in Marketing, Social Marketing, Communications is preferred as is relevant experience.  Primarily the preferred candidate will have demonstrated knowledge & skills in marketing and activating communities through online media.  You will also have advanced computer skills with the ability to create digital content.

Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description which is available for download below or by calling 03 5126 1847.

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For further information please contact:
Dan Poynton, Executive Officer M: 0402 350 920