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Programs Coordinator

The Smith Family
  • Be part of an organisation that makes a difference
  • A pivotal role coordinating the delivery of a range of educational programs
  • Full time contract to December 2024
  • Bridgewater, TAS

The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. The Programs Coordinator helps manage and deliver one of our most valuable programs – Learning for Life. The role involves planning and implementing The Smith Family suite of Learning for Life programs within the community.

You will need to be able to help facilitate successful delivery of the programs, including supporting the Family Partnership Coordinator with recruitment to the Scholarships program.

A day in the life of a Programs Coordinator might look like this, but really every day will be different:

  • Developing and maintaining Partner School relationships and monitoring progress, planning and implementation, and feedback on programs and activities;
  • Continually monitoring program delivery and ensuring the database has accurate and up to date information;
  • Advocating for and answering enquiries relating to The Smith Family educational programs;
  • Meeting with team members to collaborate on potential improvements that can be made to the program;
  • Working with community leaders to identify partnership opportunities.

It takes a special kind of person to be one of our Programs Coordinators. Successful candidates will bring the following:

  • Demonstrated experience in planning and coordinating programs/projects;
  • Proven experience in establishing and maintaining relevant partnerships and working as part of a collaborative team;
  • Demonstrated experience in administration;
  • A current driver’s licence;
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated capability to manage and plan own work to achieve identified goals within time constraint.

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, fulfilling and diverse 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.

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 Bill Fulton, Team Leader, Learning for Life at Bill.Fulton@thesmithfamily.com.au using the subject line: Programs Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Closing date: 12 May 2021

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