Schools Engagement Officer - Metropolitan Region


  • Permanent, full-time 38 hours per week

  • Involves working intermittently out of hours, including weekends and evening events
  • Based in Auburn, NSW; will travel to locations within the Metropolitan Region that covers Broken Bay, Parramatta and Sydney
  • Current NSW Driver Licence, or must have the capacity to travel via public transport within Metropolitan Region if required
  • Team car is available but with limited access; mileage will be paid if using own motor vehicle
  • SCHCADS Award, Level 4, generous salary packaging benefits

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hands up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

About the Team

The Schools Engagement Officer role is in the Membership, Volunteers and Regional Operations directorate and is part of the Regional Operations team.  This team is responsible for local implementation of conference engagement; member, youth and school’s engagement; volunteer engagement; WE CARE process; regional leadership; community engagement; community needs analysis; and enabling functions coordination.

The Role

 The Schools Engagement Officer will contribute to the creation and implementation of the school engagement initiatives and activities within the Metropolitan Region.  

The role will:

  • Plan and implement specific projects, events and initiatives to strengthen school engagement in the region, as determined by the Regional Director, working in collaboration with the Schools and Youth team across the region including the Central Council Youth representative(s).
  • Contribute to the effective implementation of social justice & advocacy initiatives, fundraisers and appeals for schools, as directed by the Regional Director.
  • Support the delivery of timely and relevant communications to schools utilising technology and social media as required.
  • Collate information, analyse data, prepare documentation and correspondence in line with quality and organisational requirements, to ensure accurate record keeping, support information flow and inform decision making.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Demonstrated passion for working with children and young people in an empowering capacity.
  • Proven project coordination skills and the ability to manage competing priorities. 
  • Demonstrated experience providing operational and administrative support in teams working remotely and across various locations.
  • Proven communication (including public speaking) and interpersonal skills across a range of mediums.   
  • Proven ability to effectively engage with internal and external stakeholders, including teachers, members, volunteers and staff delivering a variety of services.
  • NSW driver licence and capacity to travel within the region.
  • Capacity to work intermittently out of hours, including weekends and evening events.

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people. 
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

If you have questions about this role, please email to Mary Musolino (Manager, Metro Schools and Youth Engagement) *************@vinnies.org.au, quoting: Metro Schools Engagement Officer/VIN1838.

Applications close at 11 pm on 23 February 2020

Please submit your application online - attach your Resume and your responses to the Role-specific criteria outlined under the Essential Criteria on the attached Position Description.

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.