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Community Engagement Animator

Caritas Australia

About Caritas Australia

At Caritas Australia, we have a vision to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity for all. We partner with the most vulnerable communities to help them build better outcomes by improving access to sustainable livelihoods, clean water, sanitation and education.

Why work for Caritas Australia?

  • Opportunity to join a truly diverse and essential organisation that makes a real difference in the lives of the most marginalised people in the regions we support.
  • Advance your career within the International Aid & Development sector with a focus on professional development and on the job learning opportunities.
  • Hybrid working arrangements, to support your work/life balance.
  • Access to free on-site gym and other health & wellbeing benefits.
  • Not-for-Profit salary packaging offered.

What does the role involve?

The Community Engagement Animator coordinates and develops relationships at regional level with Diocesan Directors, Diocesan Agencies, Clergy, Catholic Education Offices and other Catholic Agencies to facilitate connection with the Australian Catholic community. Key responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Expand Diocesan Director network, offer guidance, implement regional engagement strategy.
  • Building strong relationships with regional Bishops, Church leaders, and educators, fostering collaboration to advance Caritas Australia's mission. Establish an ambassador network to engage each school and parish in the Australian Catholic community.
  • Collaborate with Caritas Australia teams, develop resources, drive fundraising campaigns to the Australian Catholic community.
  • Monitor, evaluate programs and engagement levels, provide regular reports to Archdiocese and Caritas Australia on regional activities to ensure achievement of outcomes and continuous improvement.

This role is based in our Mascot office and will work a hybrid model, including two days in the office per week.

Who are we looking for?

For this role, we are seeking a highly organised and dynamic individual, who is committed to making a difference in the world. The successful candidate will have a mix of the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Extensive experience in community engagement, outreach, or ministry roles within school, Church, Diocesan, or Not-for-Profit environments
  • Demonstrated willingness to work collaboratively with Archdiocesan authorities, agencies, parishes, schools, and the broader community
  • A strong commitment to the Mission of Caritas Australia, in our quest to end poverty through the full realisation of human dignity and wellbeing for all, and to the Catholic Social Teaching principles which underpin our work globally
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, adept at dynamic presentations (online & in-person) using Zoom, Teams. Strong written and verbal communication

For any further questions or enquiries, please contact the recruitment team at [email protected] using the subject line: Community Engagement Animator enquiry via EthicalJobs or call (02) 7208 7847 Otherwise, please submit you cover letter and CV through the relevant links.

Our commitment to safeguarding Caritas Australia recognises the personal dignity and rights of all people, especially children and vulnerable adults. As part of your employment, you will be required to undergo relevant background checks (Police Checks, Working with Children Checks, Reference Checks), abide by our safeguarding policies, and sign our Code of Conduct including Professional Behaviour Standards for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults.

Our commitment to diversity - Caritas Australia encourages and supports an inclusive and diverse workforce. We consider applications regardless of race, sex, gender, age and disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, members of minority groups, non-binary people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Our commitment to safety and wellbeing - Depending on your role, Caritas Australia may require you to undertake health checks or receive vaccinations to ensure your safety and wellbeing at work.

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