Indigenous Financial Inclusion Lead – Identified Indigenous position

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identified position
  • Brand new, ongoing opportunity based in Cairns (other locations will be considered)
  • Make a real difference to the financial wellbeing of Indigenous communities

Good Shepherd Microfinance is a leader in financial inclusion products, programs and advisory services. We offer safe, fair and affordable financial programs to people on low incomes and advisory services for governments, businesses and other organisations. Our purpose is to enable economic wellbeing for people on low incomes, especially women and girls.

Join our brand new Indigenous Money Network Program!

The aim of the newly established Indigenous Money Network program is to support community organisations, to promote Indigenous financial inclusion and resilience.

The Indigenous Financial Inclusion Lead will enable the end-to-end delivery of the program, which will include managing a funding pool allocated for small projects across community organisations and coordinating and facilitating the community of practice. The community of practice will provide a space for shared learnings across the network and advocacy coordination.

What will you need to succeed?

  • Identification as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Good Shepherd Microfinance considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin is a genuine occupational qualification for this role
  • Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous people and communities and delivering similar programs, including a strong understanding and appreciation of the range of needs and aspirations of Indigenous people on low incomes, and a willingness to listen and learn
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to manage program administration, including reporting and acquittal
  • The capacity and commitment to work in alignment with the values of Good Shepherd Microfinance
  • A strong understanding of the community sector in Australia and understanding of financial services and/or microfinance is preferred

More about us?

At the core of our team are our values and a culture that invests strongly in professional development, workplace flexibility and employee wellbeing. In 2016, we were ranked in the top 10 most innovative not-for-profits in Australia and we’re proud that women make up 66% of executives and to have team engagement scores that are some of the highest nationally. In addition, our remuneration includes generous salary packaging benefits that can increase take home pay.

Interested? To view the position description click on the ‘Download’ button below.  For further information and queries, contact Megan Pilon, Talent and Wellbeing Advisor at or on 03 9495 9601.

To apply send your resume and a cover letter to: as soon as possible. Your cover letter should tell us why you want to work with us, why you see yourself in this role and how you believe you meet the criteria outlined in the Position Description.

The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

Good Shepherd Microfinance acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of the lands on which we conduct our work. We pay our respects to their history, their living culture and to Elders past, present and emerging.

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