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Manager, Marketing, Bright Spots Schools Connection

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Organisation : Social Ventures Australia

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Education & Employment, Education & Training, Media

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Apply your marketing experience to address education disadvantage
  • Growing, values-driven organisation
  • Melbourne based (Part-time: 4 days a week)

Who we are 
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a not-for-profit organisation that works with partners to alleviate disadvantage – towards an Australia where all people and communities thrive. We influence systems to deliver better social outcomes for people by learning about what works in communities, helping organisations be more effective, sharing our perspectives and advocating for change.

The Manager, Marketing contributes to the effective delivery of the Bright Spots Schools Connection (the Connection). The Connection provides support to develop projects and actions that respond to the issues of education disadvantage in Australia’s most challenged school communities. This role is part of the Marketing & Communications team and provides support to the Connection Team, which operates within SVA’s Ventures business unit. The Marketing team manages SVA’s brand and thought leader positioning, employing the full mix of marketing channels including digital, events, traditional and social media, and collateral.

The position
SVA has an exciting opportunity to drive strategic marketing activity and the smooth execution of key events for the Bright Spots Schools Connection (the Connection). The position applies generalist marketing and communications expertise to inform the Connection’s marketing activity and materials that engage head and heart – in support of initiatives that respond to issues of education disadvantage in Australia’s most challenged school communities. Key elements of the position include designing and crafting marketing activity to engage key stakeholders to ensure sharing of the Connection initiative’s learnings and achievements. It also includes responsibility for ensuring the Connection brand and messaging are consistent and effective in relation to program delivery and events.

Who you are
If you are driven by excellence, strong eye for detail and are willing to be ‘hands on’ in a dynamic environment, this is the role for you! You will come to the position with proven experience in marketing and communications, having applied creativity and innovation to all stages of the marketing process, ideally in a service focused context within the education sector. A collaborative and pro-active approach to building supportive internal relationships and working across diverse internal and external stakeholders will see you successful in this role. Experience within the social sector or government relevant to education practice is desirable.
This unique role provides exposure to an interesting and rewarding scope of work addressing education disadvantage in Australia. You will collaborate with a highly committed team with a breadth of expertise in marketing and communications.

SVA values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
If you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, have the right to work in Australia and would like to join our growing and dynamic team please submit your CV (max 3 pages) and a statement (max 1 page) addressing the person requirements by midnight 30 October 2019.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview week commencing 4 November 2019.
To find out more about SVA and view the position description please go to

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Social Ventures Australia

How to apply

Please quote in application: Manager, Marketing, Bright Spots Schools Connection via Pro Bono Australia.



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