About the Role
- Be part of an organization that makes a difference
- Pivotal Coordination role in our flagship Learning for Life program
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. We are now seeking a Family Partnerships Co-ordinator to join our growing team.
Reporting to the Team Leader Learning for Life and working with a dedicated and passionate team, this pivotal role will help manage and deliver one of our most valuable programs – Learning for Life. The role involves planning and implementing The Smith Family Scholarships and family support. You will maintain key relationships with a range of stakeholders, including families on the program, partner schools, community groups and volunteers. You will also be responsible for reporting and tracking the progress and attendance of the students, contributing to The Smith Family’s vision.
A day in the life of a Family Partnership Coordinator might look like this, but really every day will be different:
- Liaising with identified schools and Principals as to progress of referrals of students to the program
- Enhancing relationships with key people in schools to positively impact on attendance and school completion rates
- Contacting scholarship families to inform of programs being delivered and inviting them to participate
- Working with students and families to maximise school attendance
- Ensuring excellent database management and administration support for scholarship students
- Sourcing students and families for media opportunities
It takes a special kind of person to be one of our Family Partnerships Coordinators. Successful candidates will bring the following:
- High level interpersonal and communication skills
- Excellent organisational and administrative skills (including computer literacy, data entry and time management)
- Proven experience in establishing and maintaining relevant partnerships
- Demonstrated experience in dealing with challenging situations and people
- Hold a current driver’s licence
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.
To find out more information about this role please see the position description link.
Applicants need to send their Resume and a Cover Letter outlining how their Skills and Experience would make them the perfect person for the job.
For further information or to apply, please contact Sue Gore-Phillips via email at: Sue.Gore-Phillips@thesmithfamily.com.au
Closing Date: Friday, 19 October 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 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.
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