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Team Coordinator Public Affairs

Organisation : Social Ventures Australia

Location : Australia

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Administration & Office Support, Advocacy, Policy & Research

Sector : Community Development, Education & Employment, Families, Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Apply your Administration and Team Coordination expertise
  • Exposure to engaging work addressing disadvantage in Australia
  • 12 month full or part-time position, location flexible

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 Policy & Advocacy (P&A) team supports SVA to achieve its mission by improving SVA’s practical knowledge about reducing disadvantage. We play a pivotal role in understanding the external evidence of what works and codifying the learning from SVA’s work with partners in the areas of Education, Employment, Housing, First Australians, Disability, Mental Health and Early Childhood. Our work drives SVA’s systems change agenda taking SVA’s perspectives and using them to influence government policy and sector practice to become more effective and reduce disadvantage.

The Marketing & Communications team works across SVA’s business units to grow the influence and reputation of SVA. SVA’s marketing efforts are focused on a wide range of stakeholders, building brand awareness, and supporting relationships with funders, investors, investees, clients, venture partners and policy makers. The team is responsible for managing SVA’s brand and thought leader positioning and is employing the full mix of marketing channels including events, digital, traditional, and social media, and collateral.
The Position

SVA has a fantastic opportunity for an efficient administration professional to support the Director of Public Affairs and  both the Policy & Advocacy and Marketing & Communications teams. You will use your effective and high-level administrative skills to ensure the smooth operation of the business and enhance team effectiveness by providing key information and focused support on major or complex scheduling and administrative items. Your role includes liaison and coordination within the teams and other SVA business units and assisting with special projects to improve operational efficiency and contribute to the overall objectives of SVA. This position provides exposure to an interesting scope of work in support of addressing disadvantage in Australia.
Special requirements

Ability to occasionally attend events outside of standard office hours as required.
Who you are

Do you:

  • get satisfaction from knowing you support others to achieve important goals as well as their everyday work?
  • bring excellent administrative, organisational and time management skills to a team, prioritising and meeting deadlines?
  • come with a strong eye for detail and the desire to ensure that systems and processes are robust?
  • have an interest in policy, advocacy, marketing and/or communications in the context of reducing disadvantage in Australia
  • enjoy working across a range of administration responsibilities, including meetings and travel management, supporting data collection for evaluation and supporting finance processes?
  • have a good working knowledge of Salesforce, SharePoint, WordPress and/or Campaign Monitor or similar systems and Microsoft Office?

If this describes you SVA wants to learn more about you.
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 Monday  6 December 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 6 December 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: Team Coordinator Public Affairs via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Administration_and_Office_Support, #Advocacy, #Policy_and_Research
Sector: #Community_Development, #Education_and_Employment, #Families, #Indigenous

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