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Schools Engagement Coordinator

The Salvation Army


We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

Passionate about social justice? Want to work for an organisation that gives to the community? Join our close-knit team and support Salvos Schools to empower young people to seek positive social change?

The Salvation Army Australia is seeking to appoint a Schools Engagement Coordinator (0.5FTE) to join The Salvation Army's Victorian Schools Engagement Team.

In this position, you will be required to deliver a range of workshops and resources to schools regarding social justice and the work of The Salvation Army. In addition to facilitating workshops for young people, you will have the opportunity to assist with content development and influence social justice education programs. The role demands some administrative function, including maintaining the school bookings register. This position predominately operates from the 'Salvos Schools' CBD Classroom, where the Schools Engagement Team frequently delivers the popular 'Youth Homelessness City Tour' program.

The successful applicant will be a confident and passionate social justice advocate with exceptional youth facilitation skills. They will naturally build rapport and maintain meaningful relationships with schools and other stakeholders. They will possess tertiary qualifications (or be undertaking studies) in education, youth work, community development and/or other related fields. They will work in accordance with The Salvation Army ethos. Specifically, the incumbent must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to advocate for and positively represent the organisation in forums including public speaking and written communications
  • Strong interpersonal skills, particularly in engaging with young people
  • Sound knowledge of social justice challenges
  • Capacity to complete administrative tasks effectively
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence, National Police check and Working with Children Check

Applicants seeking a fulfilling role with the opportunity to positively contribute to social change are encouraged to apply and join us in this versatile and meaningful role.

To apply, please submit a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the position competencies.

For further information about the role, please contact Grace Davidson, Schools Engagement Manager on 0400 573 597 or via email to grace.davidson@salvationarmy.org.au, using the subject line: Schools Engagement Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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