Team Leader – Tertiary Program

Organisation : The Smith Family

Location : Melbourne

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Program Coordination & Management

Sector : Community Development

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 20 May, 2019

About the Role

Reporting to the Regional Programs Manager for our specialist programs, this brand new, pivotal role will lead a national team of dedicated team members responsible for the support of Learning for Life students pursuing further education.

In this key team leadership role, you will:

  • Lead and support the development of your team through ongoing coaching, mentoring and development
  • Be adaptable and manage change as The Smith Family develops and scales up program support in the transition from study to work. 
  • Ensure programs and support are delivered in accordance with the agreed practice guidelines and overarching policy.
  • Facilitate conversations between your team members to share best practice and to problem solve any challenges or issues

You will be a highly organised individual with a proven track record of building and developing teams. You will also have the ability to manage multiple priorities and to see projects through to completion whilst building strong working relationships with key stakeholders.

It takes a special person to be a Team leader with The Smith Family. Our successful candidate will bring the following:

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and leading high performing teams
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications within Social or Human Sciences, Education or similar
  • Strong experience in the NFP and/or education sector
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proven experience in developing, coaching and leading people
  • Excellent organisational and administration skills
  • Hold a current drivers 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 deliver 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. We are currently seeking a Team Leader to lead our national team of Tertiary Coordinators.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Mike Williamson

Phone : 0411786024

Email :

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.  To view the Position Description, please go to this link. Please contact us today by sending your resume and a cover letter that explains your decision to apply for this role, to Mike Williamson, Regional Programs Manager, 0411 786 024 or on

Closing date: Monday, 20 May 2019

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: Team Leader - Tertiary Program via Pro Bono Australia.


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