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Kids Support Coordinator

Variety - the Children's Charity

This role is your opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of kids. The Kids Support Coordinator is responsible for supporting the delivery of the Kids Support Framework to enhance Variety’s position as a leading children’s charity in NSW and ACT.

To start, this is a 12-month maternity cover joining a small but high performing team dedicated to supporting Variety families.

At Variety we believe that all kids deserve a fair go, so we support kids 0-18 who are sick, disadvantaged or living with special needs. The Kids Support Framework is a map for how we ensure the funds our community works so hard to raise.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating organisational and individual grants, programs, services, scholarships and kid’s events under the Kids Support Framework
  • Coordinating Variety’s interaction with and understanding of the child/youth sector
  • Reviewing applications and assisting with information and support in completing grants and ongoing management
  • Provide information to families and organisations about support available and events and activities
  • Work collaboratively with all internal and external contacts, to promote the work we do within Variety and externally to gain traction for upcoming activities and strategies

Key Skills

  • High level of computer literacy (knowledge of Blackbaud Grant Making and Raisers Edge would be an advantage)
  • Ideally experience in the support sector and/or not-for profit sector
  • Tertiary degree in a relevant discipline and/or relevant equivalent work experience
  • Proven strong coordination, organisational and administrative skills
  • Well organised, demonstrating an ability to prioritise and project manage
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop trust and maintain flourishing working relationships
  • Knowledge of measuring social outputs and outcomes
  • Executive decision making and accountability
  • Attention to both detail and a high-level view
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of a team

Personal Attributes

  • Passion for making a difference to Aussie kids and their families – empathy and communication skills for families who may be in difficult circumstances
  • High level of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • A demonstrated proactive customer service attitude
  • An ability to show empathy and work sensitively with families whose children we are assisting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of databases and online research tools
  • High level of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines on high profile and results-oriented projects
  • Working with Children Check

For enquiries please email jobs@varietynsw.org.au, using the subject line: Kids Support Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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