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Program Manager, Government

Location : Australia, New South Wales, Sydney (Sydney)

Organisation : The Smith Family

Work Type : Contract/Temporary

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 22-07-2018

About the Role

  • Be part of an organisation that makes a difference
  • Sydney
  • Take your next career step and provide high quality policy and program advice to support the implementation of assigned government funded programs

The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves

Reporting to the National Manager this pivotal role will support the quality and consistent implementation of government-funded programs that improve outcomes for children and young people.  As the Program Manager, Government, you will be responsible for:

  • Translating government program guidelines and agreements into internal policy and program guidelines.
  • Contribute to the development of Outcome’s frameworks to monitor the impacts and outcomes of programs and projects.
  • Sharing with team members trends, information and knowledge about ‘whole of community’ and place-based initiatives.
  • Coordinating program financials.
  • Engaging and effectively communicating with internal and external stakeholders

It takes a special kind of person to be our Program Manager. Our successful candidate will bring the following:

  • Have Tertiary qualifications in Social Policy, Education, Business or related disciplines
  • Proven experience as a Program Manager or other managerial position with excellent knowledge of program monitoring and change management.
  • Demonstrated capability in facilitating complex place based work, including building local capability and connecting to broader policy and systems levers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Research>Policy>Practice  framework and Outcomes Based Accountability
  • Good financial management experience (budgeting and profit and loss monitoring)
  • Very good problem solving and conceptual skills including responding effectively and appropriately to issues as they arise
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team whilst also demonstrating leadership and setting direction when required and a demonstrated capacity to work independently

Living up to our employment promise, our team members tell us that working for The Smith Family they have great job flexibility and the ability to work alongside committed, passionate and professional team members whilst engaging in challenging, fulfilling and diverse work. In turn, our team members believe that they offer commitment to our vision, mission and values and effective collaboration with fellow team members to delivery strong performance outcomes.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : The Smith Family

The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Sulabha Pawar

Phone : 0408422932

Email : Sulabha.pawar@thesmithfamily.com.au

If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, we’d love to hear from you.

Applications are to be sent to Sulabha.pawar@thesmithfamily.com.au and should include a resume and cover letter, please address the essential criteria listed in the position description.

For any other information, please contact Sulabha Pawar on 0408 422 932.

Closing date: Sunday, 22 July 2018

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.


Please quote in application: Program Manager, Government via Pro Bono Australia.


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