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Program Manager

Job description

  • Lead the delivery of a new development program for professionals working to end violence against women
  • End to end project management
  • Full time (negotiable), two year contract
  • Generous leave entitlements and salary packaging

DVRCV and Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) have agreed to merge under the umbrella of DV Vic. DV Vic is the peak body for specialist family violence response services for victim survivors in Victoria. While this role will be employed by DV Vic, it will be based within the DVRCV structure during the merge transition period.

The role

This role will be responsible for overseeing delivery of the expanded Fast Track program. This will provide accelerated capability development of a new cohort of senior level practitioners in the specialist family violence response sector, and of mid-level management and leaders in the prevention of violence against women sector.

To be successful, you will have: 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (or at least 7 years' experience in a similar role)
  • High level project management experience and knowledge of project and contract management processes and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a program of work, including supporting evaluation and development, program planning, and policy and procedures
  • Demonstrated experience managing stakeholder relationships
  • Well-developed problem solving, conflict resolution and decision-making abilities
  • Experience in developing internal relationships and processes in order to seek collaborative solutions
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • High level written and verbal communication skills
  • Supervisory skills including the ability to effectively motivate, lead and support staff
  • Knowledge of key primary prevention and response frameworks and standards (desirable)
  • Experience in a role/organisation engaged in Prevention of Violence against Women or the specialist family violence sector (desirable)
  • Understanding of workforce development and training design and delivery (desirable)

For more information download the position description

How to apply

DVRCV actively encourages applications from people from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disabilities. If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, please contact us to discuss your experience and application for this position.

To apply for the role, email a cover letter, resume and statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria to using the subject line Program Manager – Fast Track.

If you have any inquiries or for a confidential discussion please contact Director of Prevention of Violence Against Women Steph Lusby on (03) 8346 5200 or email

Applications close Friday 14 August 2020.