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Systems Lead, Early Childhood Development

Organisation : Social Ventures Australia

Location : Australia

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Advocacy, Grants & Philanthropy, Management, Policy & Research, Program Coordination & Management

Sector : Children, Community Development, Families, Government

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • New role in SVA's early childhood systems change program
  • Exposure to engaging work addressing disadvantage in Australia
  • Australia | Maximum-term | Part-time (0.8 FT)

Who we are
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a social purpose organisation that works with partners to improve the lives of people in need in Australia by helping businesses, governments and philanthropists to be more effective funders and social purpose organisations to be more effective at delivering services.
SVA’s Ventures in particular support high impact social ventures that improve the lives of people in need in Australia. We help convene sector stakeholders, incubate innovative service delivery approaches and advocate for change.
The position
We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Systems Lead, Early Childhood Development (ECD) to facilitate a collective of leading national child and family organisations to build a sector-wide approach to effectively redress the root causes and systemic forces creating and sustaining disadvantage in the early years.
Who you are
We are seeking a visionary and adaptive leader with deep knowledge of and passion for early childhood development, who has an informed understanding of the drivers to achieve system change, and experience in consolidating strong partnerships for effective collaboration across the ECD sector and with relevant decision-makers for optimised impact. 
With outstanding relationships management, capacity development and project management skills, you will be known for your experience in facilitating significant and collaborative systems change processes within a multi-stakeholder environment. Your ability to build and enhance a range of sustainable relationships with stakeholders and achieve collective impact in diverse cultural settings will be key to your success. 
This unique position provides exposure to challenging and rewarding opportunities across the social sector, working on society’s most important challenges. The focus of this role will see you leading, facilitating, managing and testing the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Field Catalyst work, whilst forging close relationships with a breadth of highly engaged stakeholders who have unwavering commitment to better outcomes for people in need in Australia.   
If you have the knowledge and experience we are looking for and are excited to join our dynamic team, please submit your CV (max 3 pages) and a statement (max 1 page) addressing the position requirements by midnight AEST Friday 14th of May 2021
SVA values diversity and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. We value people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome unique contributions and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in.   

To find out more about SVA and view the position description please go to   
Short-listed candidates will be invited to a first-stage interview in the week commencing 24th of May 2021.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Social Ventures Australia

How to apply

Please quote in application: Systems Lead, Early Childhood Development via Pro Bono Australia.


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