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Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives

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Organisation : Jesuit Social Services

Location : Melbourne (Richmond)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Community Support Services

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 28 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Jesuit Social Services

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, Jesuit Social Services has provided services to some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

About the role

  • Are you passionate about social justice and making a difference?
  • Keen to join a courageous social change organisation?
  • Richmond location – onsite parking available and close to public transport.

Join our organisation as Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives and work closely with the CEO supporting her in her operational and strategic priorities.

About the organisation

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, we’ve provided services in some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

About the role

The key objective of this position is to work closely with the CEO to support a range of key initiatives that the CEO has identified as strategic priorities including:

  • Contributing to processes to investigate their viability and suitability within the context of Jesuit Social Services
  • Assisting in/leading documentation of these initiatives and other priorities
  • Assisting in/leading project management of projects under development
  • Supporting the CEO in managing external relationships relevant to CEO priorities
  • Investigating potential funding sources for priority initiatives

This is a part-time opportunity, based in our Richmond offices.

Candidate requirements

This will suit a candidate with the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience and skill in undertaking social research and excellent writing skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to prepare written briefs, based on distillation and analysis of ideas
  • Demonstrated expertise in project management
  • Understanding of disadvantage, social justice and social inclusion in the context of government policy making at the national and state/territory levels in Australia
  • Understanding of the various significant relationships – with the Society of Jesus, government, community sector and donors/supporters – that play a key role in the organisation’s stakeholder network and operating context
  • Understanding of the media and its use for advocacy purposes
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in small group settings and capacity to work productively and co-operatively as part of a team
  • Capacity to fulfil reporting and administrative requirements associated with the position
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Tertiary qualification/s and/or experience in the social and community services field are required

An attractive salary plus superannuation and salary packaging is on offer.

What Jesuit Social Services can offer you:

  • A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program
  • Ongoing role related training and development
  • An organisation that lives their values, through our day to day work
  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • A competitive salary plus salary packaging benefits
  • Generous leave

Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation. 

Jesuit Social Services takes child protection seriously. We undertake multiple screening processes including appropriate reference and background checks, Working with Children Check and police checks to ensure the protection of children and young people in our care.

You are required to meet the behaviour standards outlined in our Code of Conduct

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

#PBA3

Please quote in application: Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives via Pro Bono Australia.


Profession: #Policy_and_Research, #Project_Management
Sector: #Community_Support_Services
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