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Project Manager, Communities for Children

  • Location: Bankstown, NSW
  • Position Type: Full Time Max Term
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  • Full Time Max Term (to June 2020)
  • Bankstown, NSW

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. We are currently seeking a Project Manager, Communities for Children Facilitating Partner (CfCFP) to join our growing team.

Reporting to the Regional Community Development Manager NSW and ACT and working with a dedicated and passionate team in this pivotal role you will contribute to The Smith Family’s vision, primarily for the management and delivery of the Communities for Children Facilitating Partner initiative in Bankstown.

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

  • Lead the delivery of the key initiative outcomes and guiding principles of the Communities for Children Facilitating Partner Bankstown as determined by the funding agreement and guidelines provided by the Department of Social Services (DSS)
  • Manage CfCFP local governance through the effective establishment and engagement of the Communities for Children Committee
  • Responsible for all site specific compliance requirements as relating to the CfCFP
  • Clearly communicate team and organisation wide information to team members
  • Liaise with leaders in collaboration and place based approaches
  • Oversight of Bansktown CfCFP evaluation and data management processes

It takes a special kind of person to be our Communities for Children Project Manager. Our successful candidate will bring the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in Education, Health, Early Childhood, Human Services or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the scoping, design and implementation of strategic community projects
  • Experience in adaptive leadership role with ability to respond to multiple and diverse stakeholder needs whilst ensuring the needs of the project are met
  • Demonstrated high level experience in project management including financial, contractual and report writing
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • High level influencing and persuasive skills and the ability to initiate and drive change
  • Full current NSW Driver Licence

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, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us today by sending your resume and cover letter Alison Harwood. Please ensure you address the Essential Selection Criteria in your application. You may view the position description at Position Description. For any other information, please contact Alison Harwood.

Closing date: Until Appointed – apply ASAP

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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