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SmArts Coordinator

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 2023)
  • Perth, WA

about us

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. 

about the role

We are currently seeking a SmArts Coordinator to join our team. Reporting to the WA Growing Careers Project Team Leader, and working with a dedicated and passionate team, you will contribute to The Smith Family’s vision of creating better futures for Australians in need. The work of a SmArt Coordinator is underpinned by The Smith Family’s Practice Framework to ensure students are being empowered to contribute to their own success.

A day in the life of a SmArts Coordinator might look like this, but everyday can look different. Primarily your responsibilities will include:

  • Procurement Provider Managers of new and existing service providers.
  • Sustainability and growth of service providers.
  • Evaluate service provider programs, ensure program quality indicators, and core elements are achieved and program outcomes met.
  • Research employment trends in local area to ensure program and service providers are relevant and have post school employment/education opportunities.
  • Liaise with service providers to ensure WWCC, Insurance, Agendas, etc. are current and meet the Smith Family Child Protection Framework and Risk Assessment.
  • Liaise with service providers to obtain delivery dates a semester or financial calendar year in advance to support delivery
  • Support internal media and marketing teams to source students for speaking opportunities and career development events.
  • Develop and maintain strong internal and external relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Proactively build knowledge of the Higher Education sector and the challenges facing students – particularly at key transition points.

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

  • Tertiary qualification – preferably in the areas of Creative Arts or Education
  • Contract and Procurement Management Experience
  • Experienced in effectively managing multi-priority environments
  • Effective communication skills (including the ability to lead discussions and work with a range of local and national colleagues)
  • Agile approach to change
  • A growth mindset
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Effective organisational and administrative skills (including computer literacy, data entry and time management

About our culture

The Smith Family has employees at the centre of its values and operations. We nurture a supportive and inclusive culture that enables people to achieve personal and professional goals, through collaboration and innovation. With a proven work-life balance, wellbeing and health are our top priorities. Enjoy many other benefits, such as tax concessions and flexible working arrangements.

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 Emi Jackson, State Project Lead, Growing Careers at Emi.Jackson@thesmithfamily.com.au using the subject line: SmArts 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.

The Smith Family is obligated to comply with Federal, State and Territory Government Rules and Health Orders. For roles that fall under Health Orders, to be eligible applicants will either need to provide proof of Vaccination or a Medical exemption.

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