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Project Coordinator – Out of Home Care Funders Network

Organisation : Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

Location : Melbourne (Melbourne)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Project Management

Sector : Children, Community Development, Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 19 Aug, 2019

About the role

The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare is seeking a skilled and experienced Project Coordinator to continue the innovative, unique and exciting work of the Out-of-Home Care Funders Network Project. The Centre has been in partnership with Equity Trustees to deliver the project since 2017 and as an Australian first funded and facilitated network, the piece of work has continued to evolve and develop into a successful model for issue specific collaboration and co-funding.

The Project has made a significant contribution to funding models within philanthropy and demonstrated the achievability of collaborative networks and co-funding initiatives. The Project has also demonstrated the important role that education and learning opportunities and creating intentional spaces for networking, resources sharing and collaborative discussion has in the future of philanthropy and in creating change around significant issues relating to the vulnerability of children and young people.

Background

In 2017, the Centre, Equity Trustees and the Sidney Myer Fund & the Myer Foundation commenced a partnership to deliver an Out-Of-Home Care Funders Network Project (OOHC Funders Project). Since 2019 the project has been solely funded by Equity Trustees.

The OOHC Funders Project commenced with the aim of establishing a network of philanthropic funders and associated organisations that have a mutual interest in contributing at a more strategic level to positive outcomes for children and young people involved in out-of-home care. There are currently more than 15 philanthropic funding organisations and Philanthropy Australia participating in the OOHC Funders Project network.

The OOHC Funders Project is focused on working collaboratively, through information sharing and identifying a mutually agreed position, to enable out-of-home care innovation and reform and more effective engagement with government and community service organisations.

The OOHC Funders Project has made a significant contribution to funding models within philanthropy and demonstrated the achievability of collaborative networks and co-funding initiatives. It has also demonstrated the important role that education and learning opportunities and creating intentional spaces for networking, resources sharing and collaborative discussion has in the future of philanthropy and in creating change around significant issues relating to the vulnerability of children and young people.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

The Centre is the peak body for child and family services in Victoria with over 150 organisations, students and individuals as members.

We provide public policy and program advice, deliver sector training, facilitate and publish research, advocate for positive reform and work with our member agencies to make sure children and families have access to the services and support they need.

We also provide consultancy services for the child and family services sector, which include developing frameworks, writing research-informed practice manuals, developing tools and resources, designing and delivering targeted training, working closely with community service organisations, local government and state government departments to build workforce capability.

We run regular forums for child and family services organisations and manage projects designed to improve practice in the sector.

How to apply for this role

If you wish to discuss the role or have any questions, please contact Emma Fenby, Director of Strategic Innovation on 0435 523 479.

To apply, please forward a covering letter, together with your current CV to emma.fenby@cfecfw.asn.au, using the subject line: Project Coordinator application via EthicalJobs.

The Centre acknowledges that our offices sit on the traditional land of the Kulin Nation and we acknowledge the Wurundjeri people who are the traditional custodians of this land. We pay respects to community members and elders past and present. We appreciate and celebrate diversity in all its forms. We believe diversity of all kinds makes our teams, services and organisation stronger and more effective.

The Centre is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Please quote in application: Project Coordinator – Out of Home Care Funders Network via Pro Bono Australia.


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