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Schools Engagement Manager

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.

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a Schools Engagement Manager on a full-time permanent basis to join the Schools Engagement Team.

The primary responsibility of the roles is to deliver a range of workshops and resources to schools regarding social justice and the work of The Salvation Army, to empower and encourage students and communities to get involved in community service and gain a greater understanding of issues facing thousands of Australians every day.

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. Preferably you will possess tertiary qualifications in education, youth work, community development and/or other related fields.

Specifically, the incumbent must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Develop and implement a school's educational program to build awareness and understanding of TSA mission and social justice and advocacy issues
  • Oversee and facilitate the 'Beyond the Classroom' program, to deliver interactive workshops, facilities tour and involvement in the Red Shield & Christmas appeals
  • Ability to advocate for and positively represent the organisation in forums including public speaking and written communications
  • Contribute to content development and influence social justice education programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills, particularly in engaging with young people
  • Sound knowledge of social justice challenges
  • High standard of report writing and proficiency in formal presentation skills

In return we offer our eligible employees real and meaningful benefits such as:

  • NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax-free) plus meals and entertainment benefits
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Paid parental leave
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
  • Opportunity for career development
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members
  • Positively supporting and impacting the lives of others through your career contribution

How to Apply

If you would like to work for one of Australia's leading not-for-profit organisations and have the satisfaction of knowing that your career contributes positively to the lives of thousands of Australians each year, please apply via the button below and submit a current CV and a cover letter which details your alignment with the essential requirements of the role.

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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