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Family Partnerships Coordinator - Wynard

The Smith Family
  • Become part of our family and make a difference to young Australians through supporting their education
  • Permanent full-time opportunity
  • Wynyard, TAS

The Smith Family is an independent children's charity helping Australian children living in disadvantage to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. As we lead up to our Centenary, it’s an exciting time to be joining our family.

We are currently seeking a Family Partnerships Coordinator to help us achieve The Smith Family’s vision. Reporting to the Team Leader Learning for Life and working with a dedicated, energised, and passionate team in a fast-paced environment, this role will help manage and deliver one of our most valuable programs — Learning for Life.

The role involves planning and implementing The Smith Family Scholarships and taking a strengths based, family led practice approach to support stronger educational outcomes for students. You will maintain key relationships with a range of stakeholders, including families on the program, partner schools, community groups and volunteers.

The ROle:

A day in the life of a Family Partnerships Coordinator might look like this, but every day will be different. Primarily, you will be responsible for:

  • Liaising with identified schools and Principals as to progress of referrals of students to the Learning for Life program
  • Enhancing relationships with key people in schools to positively impact on attendance and school completion rates
  • Contacting scholarship families to inform of programs being delivered and inviting them to participate
  • Taking a family led practice approach to maximise school attendance and support key transitions
  • Ensuring excellent database management and administration support for scholarship students
  • Sourcing students and families for media opportunities

Do you want to make a difference? Our successful candidate will bring the following:

  • High level interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills (including computer literacy, data entry and time management)
  • Proven experience in establishing and maintaining relevant partnerships
  • Proven experience in working with families taking a family partnership approach
  • Hold a current driver’s licence

Here’s why we think you’ll love The Smith Family:

Living up to our employment promise, our team members tell us that working for The Smith Family they have great job flexibility and the ability to work alongside committed, passionate and professional team members whilst engaging in challenging, interesting, and purposeful work.

In turn, our team members believe that they offer commitment to our vision, mission and values and effective collaboration with fellow team members to deliver strong performance outcomes and make a difference to the lives of Australian children every day.

If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, please click apply, we’d love to hear from you.

You may view the Position Description attached.

For any other information, please contact Lisa Kluver, Team Leader, Learning for Life at lisa.kluver@thesmithfamily.com.au using the subject line: Family Partnerships Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

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