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Project Officer - Communities For Children - Katherine

The Smith Family
  • Become part of our family and make a difference to young Australians through supporting their education
  • Temporary full-time opportunity (till the end of June 2026)
  • Katherine, NT

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 Project Officer, Communities For Children to help us achieve The Smith Family’s vision.

Reporting to the Project Manager, Communities for Children and working with a dedicated, energised, and passionate team in a fast-paced environment. Project Officer will support the effective administration, logistics and promotion of Katherine Region CfC FP. Key areas for support will include community planning, initiative implementation, data collation, reporting, and office administration.

key duties

A day in the life of a Project Officer might look like this, but every day can be different. Primarily, you will be responsible for:

  • Undertake reception duties, administration and project support as required to help maintain high performing CfC FP projects and positive active partnerships
  • Provide logistics and event coordination support for project works that are part of CfC FP role e.g. Professional Development Days or Community Forums
  • Provide support for Outcomes Based Planning – help maintain records and reporting examples
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of data management processes for monitoring Katherine Region CfC FP area funded activities e.g. contracts, invoices and evaluation/data reports
  • Support the Community Strategic Planning process particularly through community data collation and recording consultation data
  • Interact in a positive manner to build rapport with networks within the community, especially the organisations and Government departments represented on the CCC
  • Support the execution of the Community Strategic Plan by assisting with the organisation of stakeholder meetings, forums and events
  • Actively participate in and promote activities and events such as Children’s Week, NAIDOC Celebrations and reconciliation activities etc.
  • Maintain distribution email and address lists for Katherine Region CfC FP area and community networks
  • Assist the Project Manager in developing and identifying promotional opportunities for “good news stories” and best practice examples to promote Katherine Region CfC FP via The Smith Family and the wider community

Our successful candidate will bring the following:

  • Tertiary qualification or equivalent in Social Science, Humanities or equivalent work experience
  • Full current Drivers Licence or can obtain one upon commencement
  • Knowledge of Katherine town and the surrounding communities in the Big Rivers Region
  • Experience in data collection and data management systems
  • Proficiency in financial and office administrative tasks
  • Proficiency in MS Office (primarily Word, Excel, and Outlook) and the using web browsers.
  • High level written and verbal communication skills
  • Conflict resolution skills

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 Eugenie Collyer, Project Manager, Communities for Children at eugenie.collyer@thesmithfamily.com.au using the subject line: Project Officer - Communities For Children - Katherine 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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