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Organisation : Social Ventures Australia

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Education & Employment, Education & Training, Families, Independent Schools, Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Apply your knowledge and experience to a values-driven organisation
  • Fast-paced environment and engaging work addressing disadvantage in Australia
  • Melbourne | Part-time, maximum term position (possibility to become permanent)

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 Connection team operates within SVA’s Ventures business unit and relies on and works closely with other SVA teams. The Connection provides support to develop projects and leadership actions that respond to the issues of education disadvantage in Australia’s most challenged school communities. In 2020, the Connection initiative transitioned into the renewed strategic plan of work 2020-2024 for scaling and expanding the work.


The position

In this role you will be responsible for driving tactical day to day and overarching operations of The Connection team including forecasting and reporting of program metrics, resource utilisation and financial performance, as well as formulating work standards and operations process improvements that enable program growth.
Who you are

If you are driven by excellence, have a strong eye for detail and are willing to be ‘hands on’ in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, this is the role for you! You will come to the position with proven experience in the management and ongoing improvement of business operations, including resource allocation, contract management, procurement, reporting and analysis on financial performance.

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.

The Connection Operations Manager position provides exposure to challenging and rewarding opportunities to have a positive impact on society’s most important challenges. You will work within a growing and highly committed team with wide-ranging experience across the social sector.You will forge close relationships with inspiring sector leaders, colleagues, and stakeholders, which provides a great foundation for professional growth and development.

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.
If you have the experience and knowledge we are looking for and are excited to join our team, please submit your CV (max 2 pages) and a statement (max 1 page) addressing the person requirements by midnight AEST 29th July 2021.
To find out more about SVA and view the position description please go to Short-listed candidates will be invited to first-stage interview commencing from the week commencing 9th August 2021.
Please note we may consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage to apply at your earliest opportunity.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Social Ventures Australia

How to apply


Please quote in application: Operations Manager, The Connection via Pro Bono Australia.


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