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Organisation : Social Ventures Australia

Location : Australia

Work type : Full-time

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 12-month contract | Part-time (0.8 FT) or Full time

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 Young Children Thriving (YCT) team seeks to support children and their families who are experiencing a range of vulnerabilities. The program’s focus is on working towards proactive and responsive child and family systems that deliver strong prevention and early support.
SVA and our partners have embarked on a series of ambitious high impact systems change initiatives involving convening and mobilising sector stakeholders, building evidence, incubating innovative service delivery approaches, and advocating for change.

The Position
The Program and Communications Officer Early Childhood, provides efficient and professional program and administrative support on all aspects of the Young Children Thriving initiatives to ensure their successful delivery. The position enhances team effectiveness by providing key information and focused program support to the Director, Early Childhood, and program team. This includes coordination within the team and across SVA, including Marketing and Communications, Fundraising and Partnerships, and Policy and Advocacy as required.  A key component of the role involves preparing a broad range of written material and collateral for external and internal audiences and working collaboratively to implement strategies for its promotion, release, and publication.

Who you are
Are you immersed in one or more of the key early childhood development domain areas (e.g., health, education, family support, child protection) and degree qualified in a relevant field? Do you have excellent writing skills and the ability to communication with wide and diverse audiences? Do you thrive when working independently, managing multiple projects and/or events, finding ways to make the best use of limited resources and collaborating with a team?

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, have the right to work in Australia 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 8 October 2021.

To find out more about SVA and view the position description please go to Short-listed candidates will be invited to first-stage interviews from the week commencing 18 October 2021.

Please note we may consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Social Ventures Australia

How to apply


Please quote in application: Program & Communications Officer - Early Childhood via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Administration_and_Office_Support, #Grants_and_Philanthropy, #Marketing_Media_and_Communications, #Program_Coordination_and_Management
Sector: #Children, #Community_Development, #Families, #Government

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