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Youth & Schools Engagement Officer / Campaign Officer - Catholic Mission

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  • Lead the Schools fundraising strategy in NSW/ACT, including the renowned Socktober program
  • Engage communities of young people in critical projects & inspire support
  • Full time permanent position | North Sydney | Hybrid & flexible working

Your impact

In this role you will foster relationships, create meaningful connections and implement strategies that encourage active participation and support from schools in projects that help sustain and enrich the lives of vulnerable children by providing vital medicines and health support, both domestically and internationally.

The role

Reporting to the National Schools Engagement Manager, this role will suit someone with a natural flair for communication and storytelling.  This diverse position offers you the chance to lead Catholic Mission’s national Schools fundraising and engagement strategy across the Greater Sydney region and beyond, including the innovative and award-nominated Socktober program. 
Specifically, you will: 

  • Engage youth in mission through Socktober and other innovative school programs
  • Support students, young people and school communities around fundraising initiatives
  • Assist the dioceses in NSW and the ACT to engage people with the school programs
  • Contribute to annual plans for attracting participants and supporters

For a position description, please refer to: 

The organisation

Catholic Mission partner with developing communities around the world, helping them to flourish by supporting grassroots projects, including healthcare, education, and faith formation, and being an active voice for human rights. They are the Pope’s international mission agency in Australia.

For over 100 years in Australia, and 200 years as a global network, Catholic Mission have provided crucial funding and project support to communities most in need across Africa and the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas.

For further details regarding Catholic Mission please visit 

Benefits when joining the team

You’ll have the chance to be mentored by and work collaboratively with experienced fundraisers. You will enjoy a caring and supportive environment that offers above-award holiday breaks, including some freebie days over Christmas, and flexible working arrangements with hybrid work from home/office options and time-in-lieu. You’ll have access to an Employee Assistance Program and opportunities for professional development and learning to further your career.

What you bring

You are a natural people person, and an inspirational storyteller who understands how to develop and deliver campaigns that make a difference, along with an understanding of and deep value for the mission.

Specifically, you will have:

  • Experience crafting incredible stories through to coordinating multi-channel campaigns
  • The ability to ignite the passion of Catholic schools, students, and youth
  • Exceptional stakeholder engagement and communication skills
  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent work experience in relevant disciplines such as fundraising, communications, marketing, education, management, theology, or international development
  • Ideally, you have prior experience or familiarity with the Catholic Education Sector or other Catholic Church ministries

How to Apply

We’d love to see your current CV and cover letter addressing the skills required section of the advertisement. Please submit your application using the portal where you see this job.

We may begin interviewing and close advertising once we have received enough relevant applications. As long as the advertisement is live, we are accepting applications. If you feel you meet most of the skills under the “what you bring” section above, please don’t delay and submit as soon as you can.

Social Compass Group specialise in recruitment for organisations that make a positive impact. Please review the advertisement and client website and if you have specific questions please forward those to [email protected] using the subject line: Youth & Schools Engagement Officer / Campaign Officer - Catholic Mission via EthicalJobs or call Lisa on 0431 874 400. As we have been retained to recruit this role, all third party and indirect applications will be forwarded to Social Compass Group.

We believe a diverse workplace is a happy workplace and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from CALD backgrounds and people with disabilities. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital or parental status. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to be made for your application to be assessed we are more than happy to discuss how that can be arranged.

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