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Project Manager, Communities for Children

Organisation : The Smith Family

Location : New South Wales (Newcastle)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 24 Jul, 2019

About the role

  • Be part of an organization that makes a difference
  • Newcastle, NSW
  • Full Time Max Term to June 2020 (a 4 day week may be considered)


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 to join our growing team.

Reporting to the Community Development Manager and working with a dedicated and passionate team, this pivotal role has primary responsibility for the management and delivery of the Communities for Children Facilitating Partner Raymond Terrace-Karuah initiative (CfCFP), and is also responsible for local representation of The Smith Family and site management.


A day in the life of our Project Manager, Communities for Children might look like this, but every day can be different. Primarily, you will be responsible for:


  • Leading the delivery of the key initiative outcomes and guiding principles of the CfCFP determined by the funding agreements and guidelines provided by the Department of Social Services (DSS)
  • Managing CfCFP local governance through the effective establishment and engagement of the Communities for Children Committee
  • Ensure key project Objectives and Outcomes as determined by the funding agreement with Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet are delivered
  • Liaise with leaders in collaboration and Collective Impact to build capacity of the RSG project as needed
  • Oversight of Raymond Terrace CfCFP evaluation and data management processes


It takes a special kind of person to be our Project Manager, Communities for Children. Our successful candidate will bring the following:


  • Tertiary qualification in Education, Health, Early Childhood, Human Services or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the scoping, design and implementation of strategic community projects
  • Experience in adaptive leadership role with ability to respond to multiple and diverse stakeholder needs whilst ensuring the needs of the project are met
  • Demonstrated high level experience in project management including financial, contractual and report writing
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • High level influencing and persuasive skills and the ability to initiate and drive change
  • Full current New South Wales Driver 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.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Smith Family

How to apply for this role

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 Alison.Harwood@thesmithfamily.com.au. In your cover letter please ensure that you address the essential criteria in the Position Description. You may view the position description at Position Description link.  For any other information, please contact Alison Harwood.

Closing date: Open until appointment made – please apply ASAP

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: Project Manager, Communities for Children via Pro Bono Australia.


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