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Community Engagement Coordinator

Brotherhood of St Laurence

We’re looking for a professional Community Engagement Coordinator with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a permanent part-time basis, working 30.4 hours per week based in Fitzroy.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty. For almost 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

We are passionate about the work we do.

We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.


This position is responsible for overall Coordination of a variety of activities that support young people in Primary and Secondary School to achieve education engagement and positive pathways to success. We will provide a range of before, during and after school activities to Fitzroy and surrounding local schools in partnership.

  • Coordinate all day to day operations of the program, including provision of developmentally appropriate activities in a safe and socially inclusive environment.
  • Build, maintain, and work with key stakeholders including families, community members, schools, volunteers, local government and corporate partners to support the transition of the program to becoming a community led program.
  • Complete recruitment for new volunteers as well as consolidate on boarding and induction practices; as well as pathway opportunities, needs and up skilling 
  • Undertake volunteer management including recruitment, training, support and rostering.

Salary will be in the range of $74,531.95 to $80,194.32 pro rata per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation.


Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for an Community Engagement Coordinator who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in either Community Development, Social Welfare, Social Work or similar discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, and within an integrated place based approach.
  • Experience working with refugee and migrant families experiencing multiple levels of disadvantage with a sound understanding of the ongoing settlement needs of children and families.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in building and maintaining strong working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders. As well as building new partnerships, writing and presenting new proposals/ projects


  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program


BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.

If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Yasmin Karaata on 0417 030 270 for a confidential discussion.

To review the Position Description please click here.

We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia. 

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