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GHD Digital - Smart Seeds Community Coordinator - Wodonga or Melbourne

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Reporting to the Smart Seeds Program Manager (GHD Digital), the Smart Seeds Community Coordinator will help to co-ordinate the delivery of Smart Seeds program across key geographies globally. A key focus will be develop a community of Smart Seeds alumni through regional chapter events and online engagement.


About Smart Seeds:


Smart Seeds (www.smartseeds.org) is a global innovation program driven by industry and delivered by GHD. It provides a platform for young professionals to tackle complex infrastructure challenges. Industry leaders set the challenges across water, transport, urban planning and design, building and property, environment, resources, agriculture, energy and more. Multi-disciplinary teams of young professionals from different organisations develop creative solutions. The program includes learning modules, mentoring and team collaboration, culminating in the presentation of final concepts to industry leaders at an exclusive Showcase Event.


Beyond the Showcase Event we support our growing alumni network to successfully innovate and influence change, including idea incubation.


Smart Seeds was established by GHD in 2012. In 2019 it was delivered in 8 cities across Australia and New Zealand. In 2021, Smart Seeds will expand to over 20 locations globally. To support this growth, we are seeking a Community Coordinator.



Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the delivery of Smart Seeds programs by coordinating communication with program hosts, participants, clients, sponsors and mentors. This includes

  • Assist the delivery of Smart Seeds programs by coordinating communication with program hosts, participants, clients, sponsors and mentors. This includes:

  • Supporting program hosts with on-boarding, fielding enquiries, regular check-ins and support 

  • Ensuring critical information is given to all stakeholders in a timely manner

  • Support the Program Manager to deliver all operational aspects of Smart Seeds

  • Coordinate internal and external communication campaigns and initiatives as required.

  • This includes coordinating and producing marketing, social media and internal GHD communications using   email, Mailchimp mailing list, LinkedIn, Microsoft Teams, website, survey monkey, and customising communication templates

  • Coordinate communication and marketing campaigns to engage alumni to be active in Smart Seeds new online community platform

  • Be an active member of D-Lab team, cooperating with other staff and sharing information and knowledge

  • Manage feedback survey process and KPI lists            


  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating online communities

  • Demonstrated experience in event co-ordination and marketing support in a B2B professional services environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills essential

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office. Working knowledge Adobe Creative Suite or alternative highly regarded.

  • Working knowledge of digital channels and platforms

Personal competencies

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • A ‘can do' attitude with confidence and ability to get things done.

  • Highly organised with attention to detail and an ability to proactively manage multiple projects to tight deadlines.

  • Ability to develop strong working relationships across all practices within the group and manage geographically dispersed stakeholders. 

Our commitment to you


Fostering gender balance, diversity and acceptance of flexible working is central to the way GHD digital does business. We offer a professional, friendly and inclusive culture based on our core values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect and Integrity. 

In addition to a competitive salary, GHD digital provides attractive career options including professional development via our GHD Business School, additional leave, and family-friendly flexible work arrangements. 

Why GHD digital? 
Why waste a single day doing work that isn’t an investment in your future? At GHD digital, you will join a team of passionate individuals, many of them leaders in their field, who are also the owners of our business. This ownership is what sets us apart. 

It means our people enjoy an unrivalled amount of autonomy in their roles. It is also what drives our commitment and accountability in how we serve our clients, deliver projects, and pursue new opportunities. 

If this is the kind of investment you would like to make with your talent, join us, and take control of your career and your future. 

About GHD digital 

GHD digital builds on the GHD network of more than 10,000 people, to help companies across the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation unlock the potential of digital technologies to generate value for their businesses. 

Addressing the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution, GHD digital delivers a suite of professional services including digital strategy and transformation, smart technology solutions, digital innovation, cybersecurity and digital risk, and data and analytics. We actively seek and nurture the very best people in their respective fields to join our team. In return, we offer remarkable career shaping opportunities to extend your skills and gain global experience.

Interested?  Please send your application online including a cover letter


GHD is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities and invites applications from people of all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. 


Contact: davin.grikis@ghd.com 


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