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Project Manager, Communities for Children

Organisation : The Smith Family

Location : Northern Territory (Katherine)

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Community Development

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 1 Jul, 2019

About the Role

  • Amazing 12 month opportunity to be lead our Communities for Children project in a unique part of Australia
  • Based in Katherine, NT
  • 12 month contract, attractive package incl. relocation benefits


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 Project Manager, Communities for Children Facilitating Partner (CfCFP) to join our team in Katherine, NT

Reporting to the General Manager and working with a dedicated and passionate team, this is a unique opportunity to work for 12 months within the Katherine community, continuing to drive positive change in a rewarding leadership role. It’s an opportunity that in turn, drives your continued understanding of Australian communities and opens up broader career opportunities.

This pivotal role has primary responsibility for the management and delivery of the Communities for Children Facilitating Partner initiative, and is also responsible for local representation of The Smith Family and site management. You’ll be responsible for leading the delivery of the key initiative outcomes and guiding principles of the Katherine region CfCFP funded by Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS). You’ll also drive key relationships through the effective establishment and engagement of the local Communities for Children Committee and developing purposeful relationships with key external stakeholders in Katherine.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : The Smith Family

Apply for this Job

It takes a special kind of person to be our Project Manager, CfCFP. Our successful candidate will bring relevant Tertiary qualifications and have solid experience in leading the scoping, design and implementation of strategic community projects. Most of all, your passion for community and your strong community leadership will give you the energy, drive and credibility to make a difference.


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.  Please contact us today by sending your resume and cover letter to In your cover letter please ensure that you address the essential criteria in the Position Description. You may view the position description attached.

Closing date: Friday, 31 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. You’ll also need to hold a current NT drivers licence.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 to apply.

Please quote in application: Project Manager, Communities for Children via Pro Bono Australia.


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