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Project Manager


Employer: The Smith Family
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Early Childhood, Education & Training, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 22 January, 2019.
Applications close: 01 February, 2019.

  • Be part of an organisation that makes a difference
  • Take your next career step
  • Based in Brimbank
  • Full Time Max Term

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 to join our growing team.

Reporting to the Community Development Manager and working with a dedicated and passionate team, this pivotal role has primary responsibility for the management and delivery of the Communities for Children Facilitating Partner initiative (CfCFP), and is also responsible for local representation of The Smith Family and site management.

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

  • Leading the delivery of the key initiative outcomes and guiding principles of the CfCFP determined by the funding agreements and guidelines provided by the Department of Social Services (DSS)
  • Managing CfCFP local governance through the effective establishment and engagement of the Communities for Children Committee
  • Driving the development and implementation of a community strategic plan that is within program framework and has community buy-in
  • Managing the financial arrangement and requirements for the CfCFP site including budgets, monitoring expenditure and financial reports
  • Complying to all site specific requirements as relating to the CfCFP
  • Leading a successful team of 2 Project Officers
  • Representing and promoting TSF in the local community
  • Working closely with and through the Community Development Manager to develop purposeful relationships with key external stakeholders in Brimbank

It takes a special kind of person to be our Project Manager, Communities for Children. 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
  • Demonstrated knowledge and existing relationships with community organisations, local business and government services
  • 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 Victorian 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 delivery strong performance outcomes.

How to apply for this job

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 to careers@thesmithfamily.com.au, using the subject line: Project Manager application via EthicalJobs. In your cover letter please ensure that you address the essential criteria in the Position Description. You may view the position description below. For any other information, please contact Lee Grewal on (02) 9085 4925.

Closing date: Friday, 1 February 2019

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.

Supporting materials  CFC PM PD 2019.pdf