Caitlin Mountford

“Working in the not-for-profit sector has made me see that the change is achievable, it’s possible, and we are already working to make it happen.”

Since Caitlin joined Fitted for Work, her take on doom and gloom in the news has changed. “I’m an optimist, but I feel like before I looked at the state of things with a bit of despair, thinking there’s so much to be done. Working here has made me see that the change is achievable, it’s possible, and we are already working to make it happen. It has made me more hopeful and has given me more faith in humanity.”

It was a case of perfect timing that launched Caitlin’s communications career in the not-for-profit sector. She was seeking entry into the communication industry in Melbourne after working for a couple of years overseas. While applying for jobs, Caitlin decided to put her Bachelor of Communications to good use and volunteer. A contact mentioned Fitted for Work, so she got in touch, volunteered for a week and was asked to work on a project. Now she can’t imagine being anywhere else.

“Getting into the not-for-profit showed me how many incredible grassroots organisations there are in Melbourne and across Australia.”

Caitlin believes her ability to look at things from multiple different viewpoints serves her well in this role.  One of the challenges is communicating successfully with the many different stakeholders and audiences that Fitted for Work is involved with – from large sponsor companies to struggling clients, to enthusiastic volunteers.  “Being able to look at how we talk about who we are, in ways that are relevant and impactful to all those different people, is that something that I’m good at.”

Caitlin loves her job and feels fortunate to have found Fitted for Work.  “I don’t think there’s been a single day that I’ve come to work knowing what was in store. I am constantly growing, learning and getting to do it all with an amazing team alongside me.”

 

This profile was written by Natalia Tsygankova.